The influence of Islam on Indian Dress

I mentioned Rokeya Begum in an earlier post as wearing a Brahmika saree. As these excerpts from Sonia Amin’s book indicate, both Hindu and Muslim women in Bengal moving from the private sphere into the public sphere were evolving a new kind of attire.

Rokeya Begum is best known for her short story on a feminist utopia, Sultana’s Dream. I see that she has been dubbed a sci-fi writer🙂

bhadramahila: closest translation would be respectable woman/gentlewoman

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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