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ZENANA (Persian zanana)

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 967 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ZENANA (Persian zanana), the apartments of an Eastern house in which the women of the family are secluded (see HAREM). This is a Mahommedan custom, which has been introduced into India and has spread amongst the Hindus. The zenana missions are missions to Indian women in their own homes.
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