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  • n. Plural form of kurta.


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  • "We wanted to create a place in which Rajasthani musicians of spectacular talent could receive world attention," says Mr. Singh, a lean man who sports an earring, wears knee-length, collarless shirts called kurtas, and pulls his long gray hair into a ponytail.

    Keeping Time

  • About men not wearing traditional clothes - on festivals and national holidays I have observed men wearing 'kurtas' even on English news channels. News

  • No micro-minis and bandeau tops, but cotton trousers and fitted kurtas.

    Victoria Lautman: Palaces, Camels, Salman, and Oprah: If It's January, It Must be the Jaipur Literature Festival

  • Perhaps seeing their proud faces atop snappy dress uniforms instead of kurtas or Nehru jackets shocked me into the recognition of their Americanness.

    Philip Goldberg: Hindu Americans Come Of Age

  • Step out of the airport and the first thing you'll notice are men holding hands, shoulders brushing as they pass by in their long, dress-like kurtas.

    Adrien Field: Gay in Delhi

  • I was amazed at the beautiful kurtas for sale in an impressive array of colors, necklines sparkling with sequins and beadwork, and picked up half a dozen in light weight material to wear during my journey throughout northern India this past spring, when summer was already on it's way and temperatures were high.

    Marissa Bronfman: Shopping and Safari Chic in Rajasthan

  • She is among India's richest politicians, with a taste for diamond jewelry and glittering silk saris and kurtas (she is especially partial to pink).

    India’s Anti-Obama

  • His kurtas and dhotis were the finest mulmul in summer and tussar in winter – both traditionally woven too, he reasoned.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • Although some wore uniforms and had rifles strapped to their backs, many wore simple kurtas, giving them the appearance of loiterers instead of guards.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • A group of Afghani boys in brown kurtas and bare feet trailed after them, begging to help carry the baskets.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet


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