The cloth we wear can be used to disintegrate or unite the society

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The cloth we wear can be used to disintegrate or unite the society. Explain by giving examples.


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The Sumptuary Laws prevailing in France were used to disintegrate the society as these laws forbade socially inferior people from wearing certain clothes.
In India clothing is divided according to states and cast in the society. Thus during Nationalist Movement many Indian nationalist decided to search for a national dress to promote national unity. Mahatma Gandhi used clothes as a symbolic weaponagainst British rule.