1950- colored lungi/mundu was unknown in kerala-white mundu was status symbol for rich and poor

Rare kerala proverb:- velukkumpo (early morning) kulikkenam(have a bath)velutha mundu(white mundu-sarong/DHOTI) udukkenam(wear)
karutherum (strongest )kombanaana(male elephant with long tusks)purthu -aeri(back-sit on the back)nadakkenam(travel)[ELEPHANT WAS THE EQUIVALENT OF A ROLLS ROYCE CAR BEFORE 1900]


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    THIS PROVERB WAS MAINLY TRUE FOR RICH LAND LORDS-MAINLY NAIRS- OF OLD KERALA 
    POOR SEMI SLAVES WHO WERE CALLED BY THEIR CASTE NAME (PULAYAN) COULD NOT AFFORD THIS
    WITH THE ARRIVAL OF COMMUNIST PARTY AND THEIR AGITATIONS; LAND LORD SYSTEM DISAPPEARED AROUND 1960
    WEARING A COLORED MUNDU/(SARONG)/LUNGI WAS NEVER HEARD OF IN 1950'S
    IT WAS MAINLY AN IMPORT FROM BURMA(NOW RENAMED MYANMAR)
    THOUSANDS OF  KERALA YOUNG MEN WERE RECRUITED BY BRITISH TO JOIN THE BRITISH INDIAN ARMY IN 1942.
    THEY FOUGHT IN SINGAPORE.
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     -RANGOON-CAPITAL OF BURMA(MYANMAR)
     

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    WHITE MUNDU WAS THE STATUS SYMBOL FOR BOTH WORKERS IN FIELD AND LAND LORDS

    1. PEOPLE STANDING IN WHITE MUNDU FOR VOTING 1950'S
      ABOVE -AARAAT FESTIVALPROCESSION  1940'S
    1950'S-WORKERS IN WHITE MUNDU


    FROM THE DRESS ONE CAN UNDERSTAND THAT HE IS A HIGH CASTE HINDU ON THE WAY TO TEMPLE -SEE THE WOODEN 'METHIYADI' WEAR FOR FEET;THE HAIR IS SHAVED IN FRONT ,BUT LONG ON THE SIDE
     
    HIGH CASTE =NAIR/NAMBOOTHIRI ETCGOLD WAS VERY CHEAP,EVEN TOOTH CAVITY FILLINGS WERE DONE BY GOLD-EAR RINGS WERE BIG ,PURE GOLD.

    NAIR WOMEN 1900'S


    LOWER CASTE WOMEN NEVER COVERED THE UPPER PORTION 
    THIS PRACTISE WAS STOPPED IN THIRUVITHAMKOOR KINGDOM (CALLED  TRAVANCORE BY BRITISH);   BY THE KING IN EARLY 1900'S ,BUT CONTINUED IN INTERIOR MALABAR TILL 1965'S

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    COCHI CITY (CALLED COCHIN BY BRITISH) -1900'S

    THEN THE LUNGI BECAME FASHION AND WHITE MUNDU BECAME RARITY IN 1970

    THIS LED TO . THE  then slogan 'Pungi Bajao, Lungi Bhagao' [SAVE PUNGI (NORTH INDIAN culture) AND LUNGI BHAGAVO(THROW OUT THE LUNGI WEARING SOUTH INDIANS)IN MAHARASHTRA MAINLY TO ATTACK SOUTH INDIANS AND UDUPPI RESTAURANTS AS PART OF LOCAL POLITICS ,BY A  LOCAL PARTY-1970

    BEFORE THESE ATTACKS KERALA AND KARNATAKA PEOPLE USED TO FLOW TO BOMBAY(NOW MUMBAI) FOR JOBS
    AFTER THIS AGITATION KERALA YOUNG MEN TRIED TO AVOID BOMBAY AND STARTED GOING TO MIDDLE EAST;THOUGH THE MIDDLE EAST JOBS STARTED FLOURISHING AFTER 1975 WHEN PETROL PRICES SUDDENLY INCREASED
               Now it is coloured lungi for all

    Kerala's Fishermen

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    BRITISH HAD A PRONUNCIATION DIFFICULTY FOR MALAYALM WORDS SO THEY ALTERED THE NAMES OF MANY TOWNS TO SUIT THEIR TALK

     India's Bombay is now Mumbai, even though this is not the oldest local name (see Toponymy of Mumbai) and "Bombay" is still commonly used in the city; Calcutta is Kolkata and Madras is Chennai. Bangladesh's Dacca is Dhaka. Many Chinese endonyms have become de-anglicised: Canton is now more commonly called Guangzhou (廣州, 广州), and Peking is generally referred to as Beijing (北京), although this reflected a name change from Beiping (Peiping) to Beijing (Peking) with the de-anglicisation of the name taking place after the name change to reflect a pronunciation change in Mandarin.
    IN KERALA MANY PLACE NAMES WERE ANGLICANISED 
    Aalappuzha was anglicanised to  Alleppy 
    kollam became Quilon
    Thiru ananda puram became Trivandrum
    chertala became shertalai
    kozikoodu became calicut
    talassery became tellicherry
    kannanur became kannoor
    Mangalapuram  became  Mangalore
     many many towns got names anglicized by British rulers



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