One day it will all make sense
Hindu society challenged the austere morality of both Islam and Christianity. Mind you, these were urban, mainstream folks not some marginal tribes who are often called “uncivilized”. It is only under Muslim rule that Hindu women began covering up. In North India, they even began covering their heads, which the women in the South did not follow. For most part of Indian history, Hindu men and women wore clothing that was neither cut nor sewed. The saree, dhoti and lungi are such clothes that have still survived but under Muslim and Christian influence, they are worn along with the tailored kurtas and blouses.
Reblogged with thanks on internationalyn.org