Tara Karigari

A dormant dream of an engineer turned artist, ‘Tara Karigari’ has been a Leap of Faith for the entire team. Founded by Shailja Shukla in the summers of 2019 in Lucknow, Tara’s is now a family of 15 artisans working in various parts of the country.

Hailing from Dehradun and married to an army officer, Shailja, left a well-paying government job of 6 years in the Indian Defense sector to pursue her childhood passion of classical music and dance. A research scholar and performing artist in Kathak along with B.Tech, year 2018 was a turning point in her life when she shifted base to the City of Nawabs, Lucknow, her husband’s hometown, due to his field posting.