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Tattoos as Women's Self-Defense in Colonial India

I met someone today who explained that their tattoo was based on a style adopted by Indian women during British Occupation which served as a way of turning off British men who might otherwise want to take them away for various unsavory purposes. The women would in some cases get these tattoos on their necks and faces. Although the person told me the Indian term for this particular style of tattooing I failed to write it down, and now cannot seem to google up this phenomenon. Was hoping someone knew about it, what it's called, or could provide some links to more information.
posted by cthuljew on Jul 14, 2014 - 3 answers

Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

I want to be a Caretaker, too

Can you point me to music that is like The Caretaker's An Empty Bliss Beyond This World? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Post-Kipling, Pre-Independence

I'm looking for anything - websites, nonfiction, fiction - that would give me an idea of what daily life was like for the British in India in the first half of the 20th century. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him

How would you describe the accent of the man wearing the gray jacket in this Mitchell and Webb clip? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Oct 2, 2010 - 7 answers

bbc iplayer in usa

how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
posted by lrodman on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find Ancient Britain on film

Ancient Britain on film (hill forts, Celts)? Or even earlier (Beaker people, Stonehenge)? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Apr 18, 2010 - 7 answers

A Concise History of Britain (book recommendation)

BookFilter: I'm looking for a concise book on the history of Britain (prehistory to modern day), any suggestions?
posted by nam3d on Aug 26, 2009 - 12 answers

The Ninth Circle Of CS Hell

Which body oversees British Telecom: Ofcom or Otelo? Or is it BOTH? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on May 14, 2008 - 7 answers

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