International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Geography of Urban Cobblers (Muchi or Shoemaker): An Over-view in Bolpur Town, West Bengal, India
Tapas Pal

Diversified India, diversified Castes-customs had been generated diversified Folk-occupational structure. So, our society is experiencing various socio-economic-cultural-behavioral-perception-business lives. Though we are thinking that, we are educating, improving our scientific life, felling more conscious but a part of society cannot belonging with these. We are moving to know geography, but we are not giving the importance of the Geography of Backward classes’ people of society. In all classes of society have starvation geography like Geography of Muchi. The present paper highlights such a group of working people who are engaged in shoe or sandal or chappol polishing or repairing in Bolpur town as well as train route related Bolpur-Santiniketan Rail station, depicting the socio-economical dimension with behavioral approach in their working (Business Geography) vis a vis housing life, their perception on customer and give highlights on problems and suggestive measures with changing society. And through the applications of this geography, we can enrich our casket of Knowing –Geography and Improvemental-Geography of Muchi community.

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