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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 80) Last page : ( 84)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00014.7

Modern Technology applied in Leather Industry under Colonial Rule

Khan Ishan*

Ph. D Research Scholar, Department of History, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Vidya Vihar, Raebareili Road, Lucknow (U.P.)-226025

*Corresponding Author Email: ishandude8@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.


Leather is a hide or skin of certain animals which has been separated from the fleshy and fatty materials and prepared by means of chemical agents in such a way that it resists the influence to which it is naturally subjected. While making leather from its raw hides and skins, there is a long technical process which can be applied on it. In the colonial period, there was two processes of tanning the hides or skins; first was the vegetable tanning process and the second was chemical process. This paper will explore both the two tanning processes which were applied to the tanning the hides or skins. This paper will focus on the modern techniques which were carried out by the European in tanning process also known as the European method of tanning. This paper will also focus on the technical changes from the local artisan to modern artisan which was carried out during the colonial period.



Hides and Skins, Leather, Process, Tanning, United Provinces.


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