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- n. Plural form of khana.
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For burra khanas, the plate and china would come out from pantries, the chandeliers or the candelabra would be dusted, the old portraits would receive another coat of varnish, the latticeworked iron door and window grills repainted -- even the gravel on the driveway would be shampooed.
Mind you, it was a _pukka_, respectable opium-house, and not one of those stifling, sweltering _chandoo-khanas_, that you can find all over the
Mind you, it was a pukka, respectable opium-house, and not one of those stifling, sweltering chandoo-khanas, that you can find all over the City.
Into the northern wall _ka khanas_ or "camel thorn compartments" are being built some four feet deep, filled with camel thorn.
The Shah's portrait with luxuriant moustache is met in most Chappar khanas scraped somewhere upon the wall, and not infrequently other whole human figures drawn in mere lines, such as children do in our country, but with a greater profusion of anatomical detail.
Mind you, though, the Gate was a respectable place in Fung-Tching's time where you could be comfortable, and not at all like the chandoo-khanas where the niggers go.