The Colourful Fabric Called Madras

by Sabita Radhakrishna


How many of us know that textiles are intertwined with the history of the British rule in India? Indian textiles have created turning points in history. Gandhiji cremated foreign fabrics in an act of defiance, collecting them from sophisticated Indians who wanted to be on the same page as the Britishers. It drained the British coffers and marked the beginning of the end of colonial rule in India.

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