One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mansion.‘kitchens were the centre of an Indian home—whether a haveli or a village hut’
- ‘Most of the merchants' mansions - known as havelis and built around a central courtyard - have survived intact from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and indeed most are still inhabited.’
- ‘Heavy levies were placed on traders passing through, and local merchants ploughed the money into the economy, building beautiful havelis, or mansions, and temples carved from local sandstone.’
- ‘She supported her parents and younger siblings, and built a magnificent haveli in Balpurva, her home village in Farrukhabad district of UP.’
- ‘If you thought only of history, havelis and temples at Jodhpur, Taj Malabar is ready to provide you a more intimate look into the city's features and provide you a peep into the princely kitchens of the city.’
- ‘We stepped into the immediate past through the curious Pucca Ghat: an elaborate landing stage on the river, built like an ostentatious mansion, a haveli.’
Via Hindi from Arabic havelī.
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