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QUEST :: Who invented Pyjama ? It is a desi version of pantaloons or the angrezy version of dhoti ? What you think

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Asked by peekay first, 15 Jul '10 10:24 am
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The Persians were the first to use the word which was then Payjama meaning leg garment - then the Indians adopted it for use with their version of the garment. In the 1870s the British colonials bought 'Pajamas' back to the west from Hindustan based on original Persian and Indian designs. Because of the thin and loose style PJs gradually became a nightwear garment.
Answered by Janis, 15 Jul '10 08:05 pm

 
  
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In the sixteenth century, the first nightgowns appeared as loose-fitting, full-length unisex garments for warmth in bed.

In the eighteenth century the negligee became a lounging garment for women while, the nightshirt with loose-fitting pants called pyjamas replaced the long gown for men.

Pyjamas were modeled after harem pants and were imported from Iran, using the Persian words pae for leg garment and jama for clothing.
Answered by anupama kumar, 15 Jul '10 12:58 pm

 
  
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I am not sure. But I know for sure that when you were Dhothies you feel as a free bird but in pyjamas you feel like in a Jail.
Answered by sankaran subbiah, 17 Jul '10 07:41 am

 
  
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Pyjamas were modeled after harem pants and were imported from Iran, using the Persian words pae for leg garment and jama for clothing.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 15 Jul '10 11:06 pm

 
  
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It may be a desi version....in ancient paintings we can see similar dress pattern used by dancers and warriors..
Answered by magi, 15 Jul '10 09:12 pm

 
  
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Guruji,
pyjamas are thing but extention of burmudas..................
youngsters have made half..................so called it burmudas
and earlier......... it was worn as pyjamas in full length

actually it happened so.............
during british rule,,,,,,,dhoti was our traditional wear of men
but angrez.......... did not know how to tie dhoti........so our intelligent tailors stitched it in such a way .....that gave mordern look to dhoti............................and named it PYJAMA
Answered by anushka desai, 15 Jul '10 07:12 pm

 
  
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It is the combined invention of:
P....Peekay First
Y....Yusuf Syed
J.... Jameel Ahmed
A.....Ankit Shivam
M.....Martini
A......Anantharaman
S...... Shyam Kumar-- for the lovely song..
Answered by MajorVLoganathan, 15 Jul '10 04:20 pm

 
  
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If this question as to the origin of pyjamas is giving you sleepless nights every time you put on one at the end of the day, why don't you resort to the simplest way of getting over that tension - sleep without pyjamas. I don't think, there are any laws that you will be breaking unless you are sleeping in the open lawn of your house or the open terrace of your flat - where-in some one might pull out the vulgarity act and then you will be hauled up to the police station pyjama-less -:))

To answer your Qn, from time immemorial we Indians have been using a dhoti tied in a special style. May be it was coming out too often or it was pretty uncomfortable when they had to go out to fight wars which was very common in those days. They must have decided to stitch the open sides together and put a string on top to hold it at the waste and thus was born the earlier versions of the modern pyjama, which now comes in different styles.
Answered by Omega, 15 Jul '10 04:02 pm

 
  
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Whosoever invented but why are you so frightened with pyjamas?:)
Answered by sumati gayki, 15 Jul '10 02:22 pm

 
  
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I think the Mughals bring this kind of clothing to India ..our dress materials were dhotis
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 15 Jul '10 01:07 pm

 
  
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