purdah, pur′d, n. a curtain screening a chamber of state or the women's apartments: the seclusion itself.
At the end of the room was a purdah or curtain, and behind it people were talking.
A male doctor attending a zenana lady would put his hand between the purdah to feel her pulse.
He had not been backward, however, in awakening his grandfather to purdah manœuvres.
I had expected an interesting girl in a purdah to look after me, and all kinds of delicacies.
The purdah rustled, and the speech was cut short by the entry of a little, thin woman with big rings round her eyes.
The girl had a strain of Hill blood in her, and, like the Hill women, was not a purdah nashin.
With these words she left Ahmed as he lifted the purdah, having followed him as far as her woman's feet were permitted to go.
She came on board to see us, but many precautions to preserve the purdah had to be taken.
Half-a-dozen of them screamed that two of us were white men who had trespassed within the purdah, and that we should be killed.