Whole Nine Yards and Beyond <I> A Tale of a Traditional Indian Sari</I>

Whole Nine Yards and Beyond A Tale of a Traditional Indian Sari


This is a tale of a traditional Indian Sari. The garment, which belongs to my mother, is far more that just a personal clothing item. Its warp and weft weaves together historical value of great significance. More than a 100 years old, this sari belonged to my motherís great-grandmother Gyanadanandini Devi who was the wife of Satyendranath Tagore (1842-1923) - the paternal grandfather of my Grandmother Jayashree Sen, and elder brother of Rabindranath Tagore.

He was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service. He was also an author, song composer, linguist and made significant contribution towards the emancipation of women in Indian society during the British Raj.

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