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purdah

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1. the custom in some Muslim and Hindu communities of keeping women in seclusion, with clothing that conceals them completely when they go out
2. a screen in a Hindu house used to keep the women out of view
3. a veil worn by Hindu women of high caste
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Plastic sheeting is then suspended over the roof of the frame while netting surrounds the structure to allow for air circulation while serving as a purda or privacy screen.
Every man constantly thinks this purda bound life appropriate for the chastity of his wife," wrote Yusuf Khan.
Theoretically the project (see further details below) also encouraged women's organizations but due to cultural constraints and strict Purda (veiling), observations they were in practice unable to be interviewed by a strange man.

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