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Great bmukherjee 2009-02-10 18:35

Hi Angshuman,

Fantastic composition, and intriguing note!

However, a couple minor corrections on your info: the headdress is called a hijab, and not a burqa. The burqa covers from head to toe, while the hijab is more like the Hindu ghunghat or ghumta that our great-grandmothers wore a century ago. Also, the arabic form of Miriam is Maryam. Miriam is the Jewish (Hebrew) transliteration. Nevertheless, both are the same references to the Virgin Mary - a popular figure in all Abrahamic religions.

Apart from that, the info on Kota saris is fascinating.


Old 02-11-2009, 03:57 AM
Angshu Angshu is offline
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Default To bmukherjee: Thanks for the info....

...Biswaroop. I was not aware of the spelling difference of Maryam...because she pronounced it like Miriam. As for the hijab, you're right.
Thanks for the info. & also for dropping by
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