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Bride and Prejudice

Color Significance in Hinduism

Significance of Garba

Bride and Prejudice Trivia

Tropes in Bollywood Movies

Traditions of Indian Weddings

Bride and Prejudice Education

Bride and prejudice Debate

Roger Ebert’s Review of Bride and Prejudice

Compared to Pride and Prejudice

Touching of an Elder’s Feet Tradition 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (aka-Lalita Bennet) Biography

Goofs in Bride and Prejudice Film

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Culture Clash

Highs & Lows of Pride and Prejudice Screen Adaptations

More color significance

INDIAN FASHION ITEMS

Dhoti
Dhoti kurta is the traditional Indian clothing of men. Unlike other dresses, it is an unstitched piece of cloth usually 5 yards long that is tied around the waist and legs. The knot is tied at the waist. Dhoti is known by different names at different places such as Laacha in Punjabi, dhuti in Bangla.

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Kurta
Kurta is a term used to refer to a long loose shirt, the length of which falls below or may be just above the knees of the wearer. In the olden times, it was primarily worn by men, but today, it has become a unisex dress that both men and women can wear.

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Indian Salwar Kameez
Salwar kameez is the traditional Indian clothing for women. Due to its high popularity in the region of Punjab, shalwar kameez is commonly referred to as Punjabi suit. The fashion of Shalwar Kameez in India is not new. Since the past many few centuries, women have been wearing this wonderful attire.

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Indian Sari
Sari is one of the most wonderful dresses worn by Indian women. Infact, when one thinks of a typical Indian woman, the first thing that strikes the mind is a woman clad in sari, who is wearing the solah shringar including bindi, chudi, kajal etc.

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Sherwani for Men
Sherwani is a long coat resembling achkan in styling. It is buttoned upto the collar and lengthwise it is usually below the knee. It adds to the charm and grace of men, especially the taller ones. Indian men spend lavishly on buying the sherwani suit for the special occasion of their wedding.

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Turban
In India, one can spot many men wearing turban. Well, turban is tied not for the sake of fashion, but because it has a lot of significance in the lives of Indians. The hair turban is a headdress that basically consists of a long piece of unstitched cloth, which is wrapped around the head.

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Pride & Prejudice Text and Links

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

By Jane Austen

Volume 1, Chapters 1 – 7

Volume 1, Chapters 8 – 13 (8/28)

Volume 1, Chapters 14 – 17 (8/31)

Volume 1, Chapters 18 – 22 (9/2)

Volume 1, Chapter 23 – Volume 2, Chapter 5 (9/4)

Volume 2, Chapter 6 – 11 (9/9)

Volume 2, Chapters 12 – 14 (9/11)

Volume 2, Chapters 15 – 19 (9/14)

Volume 3, Chapters 1 – 4 (9/16)

Volume 3, Chapters 5 – 8 (9/21)

Volume 3, Chapters 9 – 13 (9/23)

Volume 3, Chapters 14 – 19 (9/25)

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Dancing in Bride & Prejudice

At the big celebration, there was a lot of dancing which signified when someone is about to get married in Indian culture. When I first seen it, it seemed like a ritual that everyone does. But in reality the dances can be different, depending on who is getting married. There were a lot of color costumes and joyful music. It was very interesting to view it from afar. download (5)

Money

From bartering to shells to present day cash and coin click here to gain a greater understanding of the currency.

Memes

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Codex

A codex (Latin for block of wood, book; plural codices) is a book in the format used for modern books, with separate pages normally bound together and given a cover. Although the modern book is technically a codex, the term is used only for manuscripts. The codex was a Roman invention that replaced the scroll, which was the first book form in all Eurasian cultures.

While non-Christian traditions such as Judaism used scrolls, early Christians used codices before it became popular. Christian scholars seemed to have used codices in order to distinguish their writings from Jewish scholarly works due to controversy and dispute particularly regarding the Old Testament and other theological writings. By the fifth century, the codex became the primary writing medium for a general use. While the practical advantages of the codex format contributed to its increasing use, the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire may have helped spread its popularity.

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Blog

Here is a link to the brief history of blogging!

Billards

The History of billiards is long and very rich. The game has been played by kings and commoners, presidents, mental patients, ladies, gentlemen, and hustlers alike. It evolved from a lawn game similar to the croquet played some-time during the 15th century in Northern Europe and probably in France. Play moved indoors to a wooden table with green cloth to simulate grass, and a simple border was placed around the edges. The balls were shoved, rather than struck, with wooden sticks called “maces.” The term “billiard” is derived from French, either from the word “billart”, one of the wooden sticks, or “bille”, a ball.

Most of our information about early billiards comes from accounts of playing by royalty and other nobles. It has been know as the “Noble Game of Billiards” since the early 1800’s but there is evidence that people from all walks of life played the game since its inception. In 1600, the game was familiar enough to the public that Shakespeare mentioned it in Antony and Cleopatra. Seventy-five years later, the first book of billiards rules remarked of England that there were few “few Tones of note therein which hath not a publick Billiard-Table.”

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Billards

The History of billiards is long and very rich. The game has been played by kings and commoners, presidents, mental patients, ladies, gentlemen, and hustlers alike. It evolved from a lawn game similar to the croquet played some-time during the 15th century in Northern Europe and probably in France. Play moved indoors to a wooden table with green cloth to simulate grass, and a simple border was placed around the edges. The balls were shoved, rather than struck, with wooden sticks called “maces.” The term “billiard” is derived from French, either from the word “billart”, one of the wooden sticks, or “bille”, a ball.

Most of our information about early billiards comes from accounts of playing by royalty and other nobles. It has been know as the “Noble Game of Billiards” since the early 1800’s but there is evidence that people from all walks of life played the game since its inception. In 1600, the game was familiar enough to the public that Shakespeare mentioned it in Antony and Cleopatra. Seventy-five years later, the first book of billiards rules remarked of England that there were few “few Tones of note therein which hath not a publick Billiard-Table.”

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Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude: the likeliness to the truth, or how close a fictional event is to being real, no matter how much of a fantasy it might be. Creates a lasting impression to the reader and gives them a way to connect it to real life

Tone

Tone: the general attitude the author has toward a subject or audience; usually conveyed through word choice

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