Who in India wears the sari?3 min read . Updated: 13 Dec 2017, 03:46 PM IST
Regional rather than religious influences determine the sartorial choices of most Indian women, shows a Mint analysis of data from an NSSO survey
New Delhi: A New York Times article published last month attracted widespread attention because of its claim that fashion in India was being driven by a nationalist agenda. The article by Asgar Qadri argued that India has witnessed a state-led promotion of traditional attire in general, and the sari in particular, as part of a broader attempt to “project multi-faith India as a Hindu nation", ever since the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rose to power in 2014.
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