Updated: Jan 30
Kalakriti and Dharohar presents a short movie on burning of lime in India. India has a tradition of burning lime stone for the production of lime which is used for several purposes such as building construction, industrial use, medicinal use and agriculture use. In the ancient period limestones were calcined in clamp kiln generally known as chune ka bhatta. Alternate layers of stones and fuel were loaded from the top of the kiln. Gradually, the traditional lime bhattas are replaced by modern kilns which use the same principal of burning lime stones.
This movie is result of documenting the existing practices of lime burning in India. Several lime kilns in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have been document the process of firing of lime stone. The research would also include the traditional practices which are not in practice at present through archival research and interviews of the people who are engaged in the industries since many years.
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