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Societal Influences

Be it far flung villages, or towns and cities of India, both witness women in ghunghat or veils that cover their heads and faces as a mark of respect to the family elders. The ramparts of North India have moustached men of fierce countenance sporting pagdis – colorful and sometimes printed pieces of cloth tied round the head. These are not merely adornments but a mark of the authority society wields on the common citizens. Similarly, married women sporting large nose rings or naths is a common sight. Discover the societal strings sewn into current trends.