Hi Anon, thank you!
No I haven’t taken any classes. I am a scientist (which is perhaps why I am a little anal about attribution). I love history though and have taken a few classes now and then. As for the fashion - I love clothes and the beauty inherent in them and I truly believe in what Eileen Chang once said - even the tiniest ruffle tells you something about history. Hence the blog.
There are some very well researched academic books on Indian fashion - Roshan Alkazi’s Ancient Indian Costume, Ghurye’s Indian Costume etc. It’s a pity so many are out of print. There is in fact a coherent pattern to Indian fashion and I must admit my thoughts on it evolve with each post!