GLOSSARY OF TERMS


B

BEARER

Native male employed as a personal servant.


C

CHURIDAR

Fitted cotton leggings that gather at the ankles.


D

DHOTI

Cloth worn round the lower body, one end of which passes between the legs and is tucked in behind.


DUPATTA

Shawl of doubled material.


G

GHAT

Banks of a river or body of water.


K

KURTA

A collarless shirt.


P

PANCHAYAT

Elective village council


T

TIKA

Colored mark worn by Hindus, often on the forehead.


TONGA

Horse-drawn cart