Category Archives: Working Women
With a side helping of her co-stars. Screencaps from the uploaded youtube film. Few actresses carry the 70s/80s look better than Shabana Azmi. Plus she (and the costume designer) create a consistent look for the entire film, a costume capsule … Continue reading
Mary Bhor (1865?-1913) Daughter of Rao Saheb Ramji Gangaji Bhor and a second generation Christian, she took advantage of her English education and fairly liberal background provided by her parents. She had obtained a teacher’s training certificate from London and … Continue reading
Indira Gandhi, 19.11.1917-31.10.1984. When I was a schoolgirl in Delhi, our school was called upon to be part of the welcome for the visiting Soviet leader – we are probably part of some long lost Films Division footage of bright … Continue reading
Mahanagar is Satyajit Ray’s 1963 film on a housewife who becomes a working-woman due to circumstances and is a critique of traditional Bengali society as well as a changing middle class India. I meant this to be a 1960s fashions … Continue reading
A look at how past fashions influence modern fashions: Detail from Warren Hastings with his wife and Indian maid, painted sometime between 1784-87. Floor length “anarkalis” (no doubt known by a different name) can be spotted in 18th century/19th century … Continue reading
Ayahs on film: Nandita Das in Earth. Ayahs on Stage: Anneika Rose in The Empress.