Category Archives: Dress Reform

The Dress Reform in Bengal Post

On top of that, the kind of fine [clothing] material they wear is not fit to go out in society, and when the material becomes wet and clings to the body, then there is no difference between being naked and … Continue reading

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The Tehran University Post

  I did a couple of posts on tumblr on minorities in India, including the Jews and Armenians. Gauhar Jaan An Armenian Lady Jewish Dress And while doing the Armenian post, I came across this  at the Iranica site, a photograph of the first … Continue reading

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The Brahmika Sari and Dress Reform

Extract from Marriage and Modernity, Family Values in Colonial Bengal (Rochona Majumdar) indicating that the anchal was eventually draped on the left for the Brahmika saree.  

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