Socioeconomic Status and the Livelihood Patterns of Potter Community
Saeed Anwar Sociology Discipline Khulna University Bangladesh 2012
At the onset, I acknowledge the blessing of almighty Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful for enabling to complete the study successfully. Then I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Sociology Discipline, Khulna University for allowing me to do this qualitative report that has contributed much to enrich my research potentialities. I would like to express my sincere appreciation, heartfelt gratitude and profound regards to my supervisor Sanjoy Kumar Chanda, Assistant Professor, Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, for his indefatigable guidance, careful supervision, particularly unwavering encouragement and sparing immensely valuable time to guide me through my research. I would like to convey my best regard and gratitude to Mohon (Boy of potter community), who helped me a lot to collect data. Besides I want to give special thanks to best friends Razzak, Swapan and Iqbal for their special co-ordination. Lastly, I express my immense gratitude to all the respondents who provide me necessary information apart which this study would not have been brought fruitfully.
Saeed Anwar Sociology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208 Bangladesh
Abstract Bangladesh is a country of dimensional people. There are many types of people live here who are belonging in different types of community. In earlier days the potter community was the real backbone of the middle class and poor communities. But at present the community people are going to be lost in the face of modern competitive market and technological innovations. After all of this a potter community would not lose his strength, he just continues doing his job and gifting nice household things to the general people by taking a little money from them. It is very essential to give support the potter community for their sustainability and better livelihood pattern. This study was conducted by qualitative method. Study was conducted on the potter Community at Dhumuria of Khulna district. For conducting this study, 2 FGDs were used. Study mainly focused on the livelihood pattern of the targeted community. Based on the major findings of study it can be said that Government should give them training and technical support so that they can make a contribution in GDP and raise this practice as a future generation business.
Table Of Contents Acknowledgement Abstract Table of Contents CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Statement of the Problems Literature Review Rational Of the Study Objectives of the Study Conceptual framework CHAPTER TWO: METHODOLOGY 2.1. 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Study Design Study Area Population of the Study Sampling Procedure Sources of Data Technique of Data Collection Analysis and interpretation of data Limitations of the study Flowchart of the Methodology
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CHAPTER THREE: BACKGROUND OF POTTERY IN BANGLADESH Background of the Potter Community’s in Bangladesh 13 3.1 CHAPTER FOUR: CASE STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION 4.1 4.2 FGD One FGD Two
CHAPTER FIVE: FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION Discussion CHAPTER SIX: RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION Recommendations Conclusion References Appendix Checklist
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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Statement of the problem The history of Bangladesh pottery art is also very old, as old as the Mohenjodaro and Harappa civilization. Some earthenware was found after the excavation of Mohasthangarh in Bogra (3 hundred BC). In addition to that the Paharpur and Moinamati excavation also brought in light some of the best possible pottery work for which the country can be proud of. However these are mostly terracotta arts and the terracotta's used in the Kantajee temple of Dinajpur are...
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