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Fri March 13, 2015 By: Senthil Vel Rathish

ANSWER IN DETAIL :- (WORD LIMIT 250 WORDS)
 
1. WRITE ABOUT THE STATUS OF WOMENS CLOTHING. HOW DID NORMS AFFECT THEM. 
2. WHAT CHANGES OCCURED IN WOMEN'S CLOTHING AS A RESULT OF 2 WORLD WARS.
3. WHY DID GHANDIJI ADOPT KHADI? WHAT VALUES WERE BEHIND THIS?
4.WHAT ARE SUMPTUART LAWS. WRITE IT'S LIMITATION.
 

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Shubhali Kulshrestha
Fri March 13, 2015

From about 1294 till the French Revolution in 1789, the people of France followed the ‘sumptuary laws’. These laws tried to control the behaviour and dressing of people belonging to the lower strata of the society. In France, the people of lower strata could not wear certain cloth or consume certain food items and beverages. The purchase of clothing was also regulated in France not as per income but as per the social rank. Only the royalty and the aristocratic classes could wear expensive materials like silk, velvet and brocade. These sumptuary laws ended in France after the French Revolution. The members of the Jacobin club even called themselves as the ‘sans culottes’ to distinguish themselves from the aristocracy who wore ‘knee breeches’.

One of the limitations of the sumptuary laws were that laws tried to control the behaviour and dressing of people belonging to the lower strata of the society.

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