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durbar

a. (formerly) the court of a native ruler or a governor in India and British Colonial West Africa
b. a levee at such a court

Durbar

 

(also darbar), in medieval Muslim states the term denoted both a council of notables under a monarch and a formal reception. In the latter sense the word was widely used in colonial India; durbars were held by the viceroy of India and by provincial governors. In Afghanistan in the early 20th century the word was used in both senses. In present-day Iran there is a darbar-shah court.

durbar

In India, an audience hall in the palace of a prince.
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Not too long ago, Thamel, New Road and Durbar Marg were the places people went to when they wanted to dine in a restaurant.
In 1887, 11 years after she was named Empress of India, Queen Victoria began employing Indian servants and 24-year-old Abdul from Agra quickly advanced through the ranks, accompanying her overseas on visits and taking part in tableaux vivants (motionless re-enactments of famous historical scenes) staged in the Durbar room at Christmas time.
There is much to see in Kathmandu, from the sacred Pashupatinath on the bank of the holy Bagmati River, stupas and the time-honoured Durbar Squares.
His tour of Durbar Square in Kathmandu's Patan district gave the prince the chance to see the restoration work already begun on the monuments and he even tried his hand at wood carving.
"I could meet the chief minister only at his Janata Durbar, which is not being held these days on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares.
Sushil Kumar Modi, author: As Dy CM for 7 yrs I used to hold JANTA DURBAR every week.Well organised,no chaos.AAP believes more in symbolism then content
The recent Design Means Business exhibition moved to a new venue, Durbar Court which forms part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where design graduates from leading UK colleges displayed their to invited company executives, designers and technologists; and for their tutors to develop links with guests from the textile, clothing and footwear industries.
ISLAMABAD, July 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat Pakistan has strongly condemned the failure of government to arrest the mastermind of suicide bombing in Data Durbar despite a lapse of one year.
ISLAMABAD, July 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat Pakistan has strongly condemned the failure of government to arrest the mastermind of suicide bombing in Data Durbar despite a lapse of one year.
1911 Sardanapale, La Farina and Durbar were the three best horses to be foaled anywhere in the world 100 years ago, and they filled the first three places in the Grand Prix de Paris (France's premier race) in 1914.
KATHMANDU, May 7 -- A Cabinet meeting on Friday decided to deploy Nepal Army personnel at Singha Durbar and the ministers' quarters in Pulchowk, Lalitpur.