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Bhartiya Poshak (Bengali)

Author: A. Biswas

Subject: Art, Culture and History

Language: Bengali

Paper Binding: Rs.215

Costume is a cultural symbol of the society. It provides the vital clue to their customs, tastes, aesthetic temper-in other words, their way of living. The community decides as to what to wear and how to wear. It also decides about the distinctions to be made on the basis of sex and age, class and caste, religion and region, occasion and occupation. There is community sanction too on what part of the body to be covered and what to be left bare. Costume is truly a kind of a dressing-table mirror of the time and the people.

This well illustrated book, depicts in detail the dress transformation that had taken place over the ages in our country, known for its diversity.

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