The Writers in Saris Post

If Rokeya wrote in a humorous vein, Rashid Jahan was a writer who was part of the Progressive Writers Movement, a fiery feminist, a doctor and a contributor toAngarey.

The photographs are from an article on her husband, Rashid Jahan is the woman on the right in the first picture.  The pictures are not dated but given that Rashid Jahan died in 1952, they are probably from the 30s/40s.

If the pictures are any indication, this is how young Muslim intellectuals of the time dressed.  In a way the saree/blouse ensembles are not that different from what you would see in “progressive”middle class women right up to the 80s (bar the fact that there is no attempt to “”match” saree and blouse.


About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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