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Hi: question: Why is the name of the site and the main name plastered all over this article dhoti? When did hindi become the de facto language that we use to refer to all things indian? I'd like to submit that the page name be changed to pancha. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:08, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Main Image[edit]

Can I just point out that the main image depicts a lungi not a dhoti. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Media Research (talkcontribs) 21:17:13, August 19, 2007 (UTC).

Merge request[edit]

  • The mundu is distinct from the lungi, both of which are worn in Kerala. The mundu is more formal than the lungi and it would be considered derogatory to call a mundu a lungi. The description of the mundu fits the dhoti more than the lungi. - The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) ., Thanks for clarifying that. I have changed the merge request so that that this article can be merge to Dhoti. Mundu does not need a seperate article. A sub-section on Dhoti will suffice. Please sign your talk page posts by typing ~~~~. - Ganeshk (talk) 14:16, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Women do not wear Lungis, that would be considered highly immoral and vulgar. While wearing pants is a completely other situation, women wearing a lungi is like a man wearing a bra. Even worker women wear chiras and go to work. Now which part of India do women wear lungis? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:19, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

  • lugis need not be merged with dhoti. Similarity is only that both are rectangular pieces of cloth. It is the way how you wear dhoti that characterises it.

[[lugis], Lungi and Veshti are similar and can be put in one article. Another difference is that, Women also wear Lungi (workers) and Veshti. I don't think that is the case with Dhoti.--Raghu 16:41, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

  • lugis need not be merged with dhoti. The way the Mundu is worn and the way the Dhoti is worn is totally different. I would say that this article should remain as it is, and Keralites (including myself) should try to put in a picture of how the Mundu is worn by the men (we can smudge the face)-- User:Qmsarge 21:45, 31 January,2006 (IST)

Since this debate opened nearly two months ago, the only opinions expressed have been against the merger. Hence, I am removing the "merger proposal" tag. ImpuMozhi 20:46, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

I guess that means someone can remove the picture of the man wearing a veshti. It can be confusing to those who don't know what a dhoti is. --Dara 01:47, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Title Addition

I'd like to ask how can I put Pancha as a title also? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:18, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

North south divide[edit]

Dhoti is something that goes between the legs and is tucked at the rear, look at this in Maharashtra, or even in Karnataka and AP, I have seen Tamil construction workers too tuck it behind.

In Kerala the dhoti is what I would call a white lungi. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 08:21, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

We should have an image of what goes through the legs and is tucked behind. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 08:23, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

About Dhoti in Nepal[edit]

With reference to protest that erupted after VP Permananda Jha took oath wearing dhoti is false. The fact is he took oath in Hindi that makes controversy but not the dress code that he was wearing during the oath. Also, even a minor population terms Dhoti as a derogatory terms the majority of population i.e. the brahmins and chettris of Nepal regards it of high value due to its importance in hindu ritual process. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:24, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Dhoti (Racial Slur)[edit]

I have redirected the above article, which claimed that the term dhoti is used in Nepal as an epithet for Indians, to this page (version before redirection). Since that article didn't cite any sources, I am not adding this claim to the dhoti article yet, but if anyone can find a reliable source verifying that such usage is widespread, it would be worth a brief mention. Abecedare (talk) 14:56, 11 August 2015 (UTC)