Sumra Muslim potters return every year to Sarkhej Roza, where their goods are bought by Hindu wholesale traders, evoking secular unity By Gajanan Khergamker*, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Every morning, Rehman...
This pottery hub resembles an anachronism more than a slum.
There was a time when thousands of people in the small city of Jewar, Uttar Pradesh, depended on the art of pottery making to make a living. Each generation would pass on the baton to the next one and life was good. Everything has changed now and the age-old craft in this city is in its death throes. Among 150 families, only five remain engaged in their traditional profession.