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Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.




Bastiat Prize 2007 Winner

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03 August, 2007

Denim silk sarees?

I thought sarees were supposed to be soft, flowing feminine garments—until Prabhu pointed me to the image below, an ad for denim silk sarees [source], featuring a denim-saree-clad woman in a Marlboro-macho environment. Immense bafflement overflows. Leather salwars next?

Personally, I have no issues with breaking gender stereotypes when it comes to clothing. But wouldn’t all that denim be a bit, um, heavy?

image

(Previous posts on sarees and salwars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.)

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