origin of dhoti in India and arrival of lungi in Kerala 1946

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Although the exact date of origin of Dhoti is not known but it can be traced back to 5th century BC.There are evidences that significantly show men of the ...
 
 
 Although the exact date of origin of Dhoti is not known but it can be traced back to 5th century BC.There are evidences that significantly show men of  the Indus valley civilization usually wore a Dhoti around their waist.

The garment that they used to cover the upper part of body was different in north and south Harappan civilization but dhoti was common in both the northern and southern part.

Cotton industry was well developed in ancient India . Needles made up of bones and wooden spindles were used to develop clothes from cotton that was spun,woven and dyed in India.

There are writings of ancient historians like Herodotus describing Indian cotton as a wool exceeding in beauty and goodness to that of sheep.

Why did Dhoti spread immediately throughout India?

Firstly Dhoti was very comfortable and easy to wear for daily usages.Secondly Indian dhoti made of cotton clothing was well adapted to the dry,hot summers of Indian subcontinent. It was also an integral part of the costumes of kings and rulers of ancient India.

 The costume is found to be wrapped in the ancient architectures depicting  Ashoka (The Chakravartin King ) in Amravati , Andhra Pradesh.
Kings and poets used rich colors and elaborate gold-thread embroideries

How did Dhoti get its name?

Dhoti is described from the word Dhauta. This word is related to the Sanskrit word pancha and dhuvati which means "five". This may be a reference to the fact that a five yard-long strip of cloth is used, or may also be used to denote  the five knots used in an elaborate south Indian manner of draping the garment.

Different forms of wearing Dhoti

The garment is usually white or cream in color, although colorful hues are used for specific religious occasions or sometimes to create more vivid ensembles
 
 
 

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

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    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

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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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