an act of armed robbery committed by a gang or group of bandits.
a Muslim person educated in Islamic theology and sacred law.
a large, heavy motor vehicle for transporting goods or troops; a truck.
an assembly of people who have made a move toward committing an illegal act which would constitute an offense of riot.
another term for fig tree.
a tree native to the Indian sub-continent, South Africa and Middle East.
a person from the lowest caste in India who practices "sweeping" or "cleaning" as their occupation.
a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of sholapith; also known as the safari helmet, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee or topi.
to regard with great respect; to revere.
local deity or God.
a person who travels around selling goods, typically advertising them by shouting.
the leaf of an Asian evergreen climbing plant that is used in the East as a mild stimulant.
the Indian pariah dog, also known as the Indian native dog and Desi Dog, is a landrace of dog native to the Indian subcontinent.
a traditional woven bed used in the Indian subcontinent.
an unleavened flatbread originating from the Indian subcontinent and staple in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East Africa and the Caribbean.
a member of a band of armed robbers in India or Burma.
a long gun firearm with a shorter barrel than a rifle or musket.
an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite or antimony.
a polite Indian title or form of address for a man.
a dishonest or unprincipled man.
a sub-family of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels.
to frame or limit the size of something.
extensive, treeless plains in South America.
a short-tailed game bird with mainly brown plumage, native to Eurasia.
a tall rushlike water plant of the sedge family, native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, widely used for weaving; grown as an aid to water purification in some areas.
to think deeply about something.
a large cloth fan on a frame suspended from the ceiling, moved backward and forward by pulling on a cord.
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque.
leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal
a title in India and Pakistan and including Kashmir which applies to powerful families of the village or town; a state-privileged status which is hereditary and has wide ranging governmental powers, mainly revenue collection (and a share in it); the policing authority of the village.
a cosmetic or toilet preparation consisting of the mineral talc in powdered form, typically perfumed.
a hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent.
a serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone.
a chassis or framework that carries a wheelset, attached to a vehicle.
(said of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman.
a ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg.
Guru Granth Sahib is the principal scripture of Sikhism.
a Sikh place of worship.
a Hindi-Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Bengali word for Brother.
a Hindu title of respect, equivalent to Mr., usually appended to the surname of a Hindu man.
the "Age of Downfall"; in Hinduism, the fourth and final era in the spiritual evolution of man.
to leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.
an ancient Indian subcontinental Arthashastra standard unit of distance, since at least 4 BCE, it's about 3km or 1.91 miles.
A male administrator.
the act of bending at least one knee to the ground.
a rank in the Indian and Pakistani armies, equivalent to a sergeant.
an Indian soldier serving under British or other European orders.
a line or circle of police, soldiers, or guards preventing access to or from an area or building.
a light horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle used in India.
the Arabic word used interchangeably for cruelty or unjust acts of exploitation, oppression, and wrongdoing, whereby a person either deprives others of their rights or does not fulfill his obligations towards them.
a plant mainly used for perfumery and medicinal benefits.
a Hindi word meaning "season" or "weather" or "climate."
a brilliant red or scarlet pigment, originally made from the powdered mineral cinnabar; the name of the resulting color.
shaped into alternate ridges and grooves.
a watery fluid that collects in or drips from the nose or eyes.
a married white or upper-class woman (often used as a respectful form of address by nonwhites).
1. a grand show, performance, or celebration, especially one involving dance.
2. a fuss or confusion.
a circular movement of water, counter to a main current, causing a small whirlpool.
an Asian and Australasian cuckoo with a call that resembles its name (the male typically having all-black plumage).
an act of attacking or plundering.
a lengthy and aggressive speech.
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
a sword or small dagger, originating from the Indian subcontinent, carried by Sikhs.
eunuchs and transgender people who perform a specific social role in their communities—usually making a living as street performers—singing, dancing, and performing blessings for donations.
Sat Sri Akal
the phrase can roughly be translated as "True is the name of God" and is exclusively used by Sikhs to greet each other
a beautiful young woman.
in Urdu, it means "Oh God" or "Oh my God!"
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