KITABAT

About The Project

The Delhi’s calligrapher brigade used to be a highly respected community with more than ample amount of work coming their way. A true form of art that has a long history of it's popular existence in literature ever since the medieval times. What used be the hub for India’s calligraphers is now a dwindling community on the brink of demise. In this world of digital art and 3D printing, Project Kitabat by Enactus NSUT is an initiative to bring us closer to the beautiful world of Old Delhi’s Urdu and Arabic Calligraphy. It is an effort in not just reviving Calligraphy as an artform, but also making it relevant for today.

Enactus NSUT project Kitabat




Impact

Our project since it's inception in August 2018 has got recognition from various big media houses such as The Times of India,TRT World, Doordarshan etc. Many notable personalities like PM Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and CM Kejriwal also appreciated us for our work . We have also received appreciations from international calligraphers including Qamar Dagar who is our project mentor. Over the span of one year, we've successfully impacted the lives of 5 Katibs and scores of people who were a part of our workshops or associated with us in any other way. We wish to continue with the good work and achieve our vision of bringing back Kitabat into the mainstream.


Number of beneficiaries and calligraphy enthusiasts increased from 5 to 37 through our workshops and collaboration with Urdu Academy and NCPUL.

Monthly revenue of katib (calligrapher) increased by 2 folds.

Proper distribution channel for getting orders and delivery of products catering to 100+ customers each day.