Etiquette and Modest conduct were the hallmark of Bengali women:-
This code of behavior guides women on how a well-bred woman should conduct herself.
1. The most precious ornament of a woman is modesty, and the best expression of modesty is in the lowering of the gaze
2. Not intermingling with men in such a way that their bodies come in contact or that men touch women
3. Modest Indian woman walks and talks in a dignified and business-like manner, avoiding flirtatiousness in her facial expressions and movements. Flirting and seductive behavior are characteristics of wrong-minded women.
4. She does not draw men’s attention to her concealed adornment by the use of perfume or by jingling or toying with her ornaments or using gaudy makeup.
5. Her clothing must conform to as follows:-
· Her dress must cover her entire body with the exception of “that which is apparent, which, according to the most preferable interpretation, refers to the face and hands.
· It must not be transparent, revealing what is underneath it. Debauched women are clothed yet naked.
· Her dress must not be too tight so as to define the parts of her body, especially its curves, even though it may not be transparent.
· She must not wear clothes which are specifically for men, such as trousers.
The Basic Rules of Etiquette
1. Learn to govern yourself and to be gentle and patient.
2. Never speak or act in anger.
3. Remember that, valuable as is the gift of speech, silence is often more valuable.
4. Learn to speak in a gentle tone of voice.
5. Learn to say kind and pleasant things when opportunity offers.
6. Do not neglect little things if they can affect the comfort of others.
7. Learn to deny yourself and prefer others.
8. Beware of meddlers and tale bearers.