A Tribute to Gopalattan Traditional Blacksmith

Traditional Blacksmith Gopalattan in his Workshop

Meet Gopalattan. He is the head of a traditional blacksmith family. He is 85 years old and still going strong. Even today after a hard days work he needs a bottle of Toddy. Very few among his community still practice it the old way. Many have gone hi-tech. Once upon a time entire communities – especially farmers – were dependent on blacksmiths and few other craftsmen. Without good tools any…

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