Was Mrs Bandaranaike A Muslim By Attire?
By Unknown - Thu Jun 20, 11:48 pm
We were caught out when we sang the same chorus for the question ‘why are women less visible in our society?’
The ‘Saree’ and the ‘Osari’ are attires that were originally worn by Muslims, says UPFA Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake. Addressing an event held today (20), the parliamentarian said these dresses hailed from the Middle East and were later adapted by India. Muslim women have been branded as ‘inactive machines for reproducing offspring’ claims the parliamentarian.~ Adaderana article ‘Saree & ‘Osari’ are Muslim attires from Middle East – SB
Reproduction is a healthy activity. It certainly was considered so when Muslim influence was strong in India. During our Tamil Literature classes at Holy Family Convent – Jaffna, Ms Muthuthamby would usually ask the question that prompted the chorus from us ‘Airopiyar Varuhaiyaal’ / Due to the arrival of Europeans! We were caught out when we sang the same chorus for the question ‘why are women less visible in our society?…