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The six yard sari must have been extremely on trend in the 30s and 40s (and of course it was also the peak years of the freedom struggle which might have added to it) since it cuts across communities and … Continue reading
In 1940 Nehru wrote: I have been to Bombay so many times, but I have never seen the coming of the monsoon there. I had been told and I had read that this coming of the first rains was … Continue reading
The Artful Pose A few pictures from The Artful Pose, Early Studio Photography, c 1855-1940. All the photographs are by Shapoor Bhedwar to the best of my knowledge. There are girls in short tunics worn with sarees (looking like early versions of Hakoba) with … Continue reading
A Bombay Scorcher. Is that the bicycle or the bicycle?! This was of course a saucy postcard as opposed to being taken on the streets of Bombay while this barefoot lass was going about her day’s business. Her smile is … Continue reading
Rehana Mogul’s very demure blouse with the puff sleeves common for young women and girlish plaits contrasted with a hitched up sari (was it a sari or just draped cloth?). The pic source site has interesting bits on the modern girl in … Continue reading