Kanthapura

by

Raja Rao

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A kind of knee-length, cloth pant traditionally worn by Hindu men. In the 1920s, Gandhi decided to start wearing dhoti instead of Western clothing in order to identify himself with the Indian poor.
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Dhoti Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Dhoti appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 1
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
...a Gandhi-man.” When he came back to town two years ago, he started wearing a dhoti and khadi, and he even quit “his city habit of smoking.” (full context)