or pur·da, par·dah
Origin of purdah
How to use purdah in a sentence
Another story says that the Kammas and Velamas were originally one caste, and had adopted the Muhammadan system of gosha or purda.
On drawing aside the purda, I beheld the whole establishment seated in full conclave on their haunches round the door.
The women do not appear at the feast but stay inside, sitting in the angan or inner court, which is behind the purda.