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To this Archive, we are including the story of :
Prasanna - The Yarn Spinner
In the Malnad region of Karnataka, he is revered like a sage by the theatre community. He trained at National School of Drama, where his book Indian Method in Acting is a veritable textbook.
25 years ago Prasanna quit theatre, and inspired by Gandhian teachings, founded the Shramajeevi Ashram, and Charaka, a dynamic rural khadi co-operative, managed entirely by local women. The ashram and weavers have the distinction of having revived traditional dyeing techniques and textiles such as the Udupi handloom saree that was teetering on the brink of extinction.
Today, Charaka is synonymous with women’s empowerment and handlooms, a success story scripted by one man and taken forward by hundreds of women.
From the MItra Tantra Archive :
M.S. Sathyu - Things Like That Happen