Calico Museum of textiles in Ahmedabad has many traditional Indian clothes. Various kind of bed sheets, curtains, tradition clothes for men, women and children are collected there. All work done on the clothes is very minute and beautiful. Except beauty the most important point is that the museum have traditional Indian clothes for men and women of around 17th century. For women traditional dresses were sarees, fulkaris etc. For men traditional dresses were some sherwani kind of dress. Please visit this site to see the dress: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8prsmdJre1rbbmkwo1_500.jpg.
Now the point here is I have seen many women in traditional dress but never any men in traditional dress. Is it the sole responsibility of women to keep the Indian tradition alive.
Here I want to say that it is very good that today Indian men have completely change their dressing style according to their comfort. They wear trousers, shirts, jeans. Please note that trousers, shirts, jeans etc. were never Indian dresses for men. Problem comes when we talk about women. Why our society is taking so much time to understand women’s comfort. Even today there are the places where women wearing trouser and shirt need to fight for her right to choose dress. She is told many things like Is she a Indian women?, Why is she wearing men’s cloth?, try to behave like girls etc. etc. Please note that in today’s working scenario women needs to be in comfortable dress to work. Note that sarees, fulkares etc. are very very difficult to manage especially working in office. As long as the dress is decent one should have right to choose the dress.