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The Black and White Caps of India


Making a Statement Through the Headgear
To the left, the Gandhi Cap, and to the right, the black Gabardine cap

In the post-freedom India, two types of head wear for men stand out: The black (Gabardine) cap and the white Gandhian cap (made with hand-spun cotton) . Among a generation, the cap also symbolized their ideological affiliation namely the Sangh (JanaSangh, the RSS) and the Indian National Congress respectively.

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