Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Politics of Sari

My compliments to the article by Sabitri Gautam in today's The Kathmandu Post.

Consumption is a political behavior. We consume things to impart a certain message about ourselves and to communicate our values to others. The things we eat, things we wear and things we keep around us express who we are or want to be and what values we adhere to. You can tell a lot about a person by what she/he eats or does not eat; what she/he wears and does not wear. It is, therefore, very misleading to argue that our dresses, food, materials in hour house, do not really matter. Things have social life because we constantly give meanings to things.