The makers of the lost block

In the early eighties, Mumbai was considered the hub of block making. Printers travelled from other cities and towns just to get the blocks. The demand was high. To get an appointment with Master Blockmakers like the Poonawalas or Nerkers, took a minimum of a week. Today, this is a forgotten art form of Mumbai. The PrintWeek India duo of Sachin Shardul and Disha Gandhi travel to the bylanes of Girgaum, which was once an area with coconut plantations and forests of plantain.

14 May 2014 | By PrintWeek India