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Designing the National Dress

By the late 19th century, nationalist feelings swept across India. Artists looked for a national style of art. Indians began devising cultural symbols that would express unity. Poets started writing patriotic poems and national songs. There was a debate regarding the designing of the national flag. The search of a national dress was a part of a movement, to define the cultural identity of the nation in symbolic ways.

Designing the National Dresses

There were many dressing styles suggested by various people like Rabindranath Tagore, Jnanandanandini Devi and Lady Bachoolai. However their attempts in devising a particular Indian style did not fully succeed. Even today women from various states in India, dress up in different ways.

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