Sa­reeNotSorr

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch - - BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS -

– For some, the draped gar­ment be­came the ideal tool to fight xeno­pho­bia. Tanya Rawal, an In­dian-Amer­i­can pro­fes­sor at the University of Cal­i­for­nia, be­gan #sa­reenot­sorry as a teach­ing ex­per­i­ment, to dis­pel myths about the sari and ex­am­ine so­cial iden­ti­ties in the light of in­creas­ing racial at­tacks against In­di­ans and other im­mi­grant com­mu­ni­ties in Amer­ica. “It is a sym­bol of grace... The sari can teach us how to move through this world with more kind­ness,” she wrote in a post on

The hash­tag soon be­came a re­course for other desi women to flaunt their lin­eage and send the mes­sage that ‘borders are for sa­rees’.

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