Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Gandhi Topi

 Gandhi Topi   

Gandhi Topi The Gandhi Topi is a white coloured sidecap, pointed in front and back and having a wide band. It is made out of khadi. It takes its name after the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, who first popularised its use during the Indian independence movement. Worn commonly by Indian independence activists, it became a symbolic tradition for politicians and political activists to wear it in independent India.

The Gandhi Topi emerged in India during the Non-cooperation movement during 1920–22. when it became the standard Congress dress as popularized by Gandhi. In 1921, the British government tried to ban the use of the Gandhi Topi. Gandhi himself wore the cap only for one or two years during 1920–21.

Gandhi's homespun khadi attire of traditional Indian clothes were symbolic of his message of cultural pride, the use of Swadeshi goods, self-reliance and solidarity with India's rural masses. The topi became common to most followers of Gandhi and members of the Indian National Congress. A connection to the independence movement was implied when any individual wore the topi in those times.

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