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This Stunning Bride Got Married Without Jewellery Or Makeup To Make A Powerful Point

"I was troubled by the singular image of a bride that our society has."

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Meet Tasnim Jara. She's a Dhaka-based doctor, and a new bride.

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Four days after her wedding reception, Jara posted a photo, detailing why she decided to attend her wedding wearing a simple cotton saree, no jewellery and not a stitch of makeup.

Tasnim Jara

This is a huge departure from desi culture, which places massive emphasis on the bride being dolled up. In fact, bridal clothes, jewellery, and makeup constitute a significant expense for families.

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The post has amassed 30,000+ shares as of now, and touched thousands.

Jara told BuzzFeed that she's received hate messages as well as those of love and encouragement."People around me resisted my idea. But they had no answer when I asked why those are mandatory," Jara said. "I could clearly see that these norms weren’t helping my family in any way, rather it was serving the interest of a particular industry. So I didn’t find their argument very persuasive," she added.
Tasnim Jara

Jara told BuzzFeed that she's received hate messages as well as those of love and encouragement.

"People around me resisted my idea. But they had no answer when I asked why those are mandatory," Jara said. "I could clearly see that these norms weren’t helping my family in any way, rather it was serving the interest of a particular industry. So I didn’t find their argument very persuasive," she added.

"I was troubled by the singular image of a bride that our society has," the Facebook post reads.

While Jara doesn't wear makeup and jewellery in daily life either, she isn't against the idea of women wearing it. "It is a problem when [a woman] loses her agency in deciding what she would like to wear on her wedding day. When the society forces her to doll up and look like a different person, it gives a message that the authentic look of a girl isn’t good enough for her own wedding," the post further reads.
Tasnim Jara

While Jara doesn't wear makeup and jewellery in daily life either, she isn't against the idea of women wearing it. "It is a problem when [a woman] loses her agency in deciding what she would like to wear on her wedding day. When the society forces her to doll up and look like a different person, it gives a message that the authentic look of a girl isn’t good enough for her own wedding," the post further reads.

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