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Patiala’s Legacy in Popular Culture: Pagh, Paranda, Jutti and Salwar
This paper aims at bringing to the fore front Patiala’s (a city in south east of Punjab, of north western India, the fourth largest city in the state). Legacy in popular culture through highlighting things which has made Patiala famous all over the world but has not found much space in the arena of cultural history. Patiala has a rich history, from the early history of Punjab to the formation of Subah (Mughal province) and then finally to the glorious and one of the richest kingdoms which is known for its cultural heritage around the world. In pre – partition days it became the cultural window to Punjab and remains so in all times that followed. Patiala became famous for Patiala Salwar (a type of female trousers, which has roots in the city of Patiala). Patiala Shahi (royal) Jutti (a type of footwear, originated in Patiala). Patiala Shahi Pagh (a type of turban, for kings of Patiala). & Patiala Shahi Parandas (a traditional hair accessory for braids), that all originated here and carry forward the rich heritage of the kingdom of Patiala. This research will make a probe into Patiala Salwars, Patiala Shahi Jutti, Patiala Shahi Paghs and Patiala Shahi Parandas which through its unique identity have become popular globally beyond the boundaries of Punjab and are the symbols of festivity, colors and ethnicity.
Patiala, Salwars, Jutti, Pagh (Turban), Paranda, Culture, Heritage
Citation: Veenus Jain and Simiran Bedi (2023). Patiala’s Legacy in Popular Culture: Pagh, Paranda, Jutti and Salwar. Horizon J. Hum. Soc. Sci. Res. 5 (1), 49–55. https://doi.org/10.37534/bp.jhssr.2023.v5.n1.id1199.p49
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