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Despite stiff competition, a group of traditional shoemakers living in a village near Patna have held on to their craft, creating Chamarkhani jutas, the once well-known handmade leather shoes Fekan Ravidas, a frail man in his early 50s, spends eight to nine hours daily to design, assemble, paste and stitch…

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