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Transcript of India
Southeast Asia was under Indian Influence starting around 200 BC until around the 15th century, when Hindu-Budhist influence was absorbed by local polities
India had established trade, cultural and political relations in Burma, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam
Hinduism and Budhism both spread to these states from India. Eventually the states of the mainland became mainly Budhist.
Indian migration has spread the culinary traditions of India throughout the world. These cuisines have been adapted to local tastes and have also affected local cuisines. For example, curry's international appeal has been compared to that of pizza.
Each state in India has it’s own distinct traditional clothing
Festivities/occasions - take pride in wearing their Kurta, kurta pajama, lungi, dhoti, or various other types of “dresses”
These are all worn for both formal and informal occasions
Kurta - loose long shirt, almost reaching the knees
Hindustani- Northern, Eastern, and Central regions
Carnatic- Peninsular areas
Dhoti - rectangular unstitched cloth - about 5 yards long
wrapped around waist and legs; knotted at waist
has other names: Mundu in Malayalam; Dhuti in
Jutti - the most common footwear
made of leather some with expensive embroidery, and have rubber soles
no left or right distinction.
Men’s have more of a pointed toe
India wear for women is distinguished by the variety of colors, fabrics, designs, cuts, embroideries, and embellishments
Women’s types of clothing in this country vary widely depending on climate, culture, and religion, as well as urban rural settings.
kurta: term used to refer to a loose, long shirt that falls just below or above the knees
sari: first thing people think of a typical indian woman and one of the most wonderful dresses worn by them. It’s a long unstitched cloth that is usually patterned.
Lehenga Choli: a traditional dress also worn in Northern India. The lehenga is a long skirt which is pleated and embroidered and a choli is a midriff-bearing blouse, also worn with a sari, and it is tailored to tightly fit the body with short sleeves and a low neck. A dupatta finishes off the look by being tucked into the skirt, the wrapped around the waist and draped at the shoulder
Pajama - lightweight drawstring trouser
a Hindustani word that means leg garment
Politicians often wear white pajamas; ones that have
been starched are the Kurta Pajama
made of cotton, sometimes silk or satin
Adults wear neutral shades
Children wear varied hues and patterns
Kolhapuri chappals are usually worn with this attire
salwar kameez: mostly worn in Northern parts of India. It consists of loose trousers that are narrow at the ankles (salwar) and a long shirt or tunic (kameez)
dupatta: usually worn with a salwar kameez. It’s a scarf that is traditionally used to cover the head and shoulders, but nowadays is widely used as a fashion accessory
Varies depending on factors such as socio-economic status and location.
Affected by different forms of social media and platforms
Education and job opportunities
Bollywood and western culture influences
Modern life of a 20 year old
Life goes at a slower pace
Driving is not a huge deal
Living with family