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Bibliography of  Sources on Dress and Ornamentationbar

Compiled by Tracy Pintchman

Many thanks to all who responded to my call for sources addressing religious/cultural meanings of dress and ornamentation in India.  Here is the list of sources.


_The Sari_  (no other bibliographic information given--it is a new book)

Emma Tarlo, _Clothing Matters: Dress and Identity in India_ (Univ of Chicago, 1996).

Robert Hardgrave, "The Breast Cloth Controversy," (Indian Economic and Social History Review, 1968, 5, no. 2)' also _The Nadars of Tamil Nadu_ (UC Berkeley: 1969).

Dick Kooiman, _Conversion and Social Equality in India_ (Manohar, Delhi: 1989)

Cohn, Bernard.  _Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge_ (has an essay on clothing)

Leslie, Julia.  1992.  'The Significance of Dress for the Orthodox Hindu Woman.'  In _Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning in Cultural Contexts_, ed. Ruth Barnes and Joanne B. Eicher.  Oxford: Berg Publishers. 

Thompson, Julia J.  1997.  "Unmasking Culture: Women and Beauty Salons in Kathmandu, Nepal."  PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eliza Kent, _Converting Women_ (has a chapter on the religious significance of dress mostly among Indian Christian women)

_Hair: its power and meaning in Asian cultures_, edited by Alf Hiltebeitel and Barbara D. Miller; foreword by Gananath Obeyesekere.


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