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PURDAH (Pers. parda)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 659 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PURDAH (Pers. parda), the curtain which screens women from the sight of men in Eastern countries; a purdah-nashin is a woman who sits behind the curtain. The term has passed into common Anglo-Indian usage, and to " lift the purdah " means to reveal a secret.
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