Indeed, in the early twentieth century, the press loved nothing more than featuring women medical students from around the world in their native costumes. A few posts at tumblr on women in medicine/science in the period from the 1880s-1940s. More … Continue reading
Posted in Medicine, Science, Vintage, Vintage Dress, Women
Tagged 1880s, 1918, 1928, 1940s, Anandibai Joshi, Dora Chatterjee, Francesca Thivy, india, medicine, science, vintage dress, women, women doctors
Though the Tagores had been at the forefront of dress reform in Bengal and in devising a new form of saree and blouse suitable for appearing in public, by the time Shesher Kabita came to be written in 1928, you can sense … Continue reading
Posted in 1920s, Literature, Novels, Vintage Dress, Women
Tagged 1928, flapper, india, saree blouse, Shesher Kabita, Tagore, vintage
Cissie and Katie in a new film adaptation of Shesher Kabita. The few pictures around don’t seem entirely authentic but its hard to tell at this stage.
Posted in 1920s, Costume, Flapper, Indian Cinema, Vintage Blouse
Tagged 1928, flapper, india, my edits, saree blouse, Shesher Kabita, Tagore, vintage
Suniti Devi’s daughter-in-law, Indira Devi. Suniti Devi’s autobiography describes her as clever, pretty, well travelled and fluent in several languages. The autobiography also notes that the seemingly impossible union had come about because Indira gave up caste and riches to be … Continue reading
Posted in 1920s, Royalty, Sari, Sari Blouse, Vintage Blouse, Women
Tagged 1920s, 1928, india, Indira Devi, royals, saree blouse, vintage
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