Retaining Indigenous Knowledge against western technological advancement: An anthropological study of the Manipuri handloom production in Bangladesh

Project: HDR ProjectPhD

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The Manipuri are one of the ethnic groups in Bangladesh. Weaving is one of the major occupations for Manipuri women because it is culturally relevant. At the same time, the weaving occupation contributes to the socio-economic outcomes of the community. The community applies Indigenous knowledge and techniques to retain the weaving skills across the generations. This research investigates how the Manipuri weavers are facing a challenge in relation to their current market. The research tries to explore how the changes impact on the community such as economy, culture, social structure, and daily livelihoods. The research examines whether Indigenous knowledge and modern knowledge can coexist in the current market. My research area is located in the Northeast of Bangladesh.
Effective start/end date1/02/16 → …


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