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  • n. Plural form of sahib.


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  • McCutchion's letters to his student, Suhrid Bhowmik, who works on tribal languages and Santali, vouch for his dedication to the point of obsession, his meticulousness about the measurements of temples, and the demonic energy with which he documented terracotta shrines through images and writings, ignoring inhospitable weather, terrain and dysentery, the bane of all "sahibs", that finally took their toll.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • London biographer Richard O'Connor suspected Jack of adopting a condescending attitude toward both the Japanese and Koreans, more or less along the lies of Kipling's sahibs toward the Indian natives.


  • For the British in India, the Raj came to an abrupt halt: No sooner were the states of India and Pakistan born than the British pukka sahibs who had long resided in India scuttled "home" to England.

    After Empire

  • They began to remember that the hakim might after all be a trickster, and to realize how much too friendly -- how almost intimate he had been with the sahibs at Ali Masjid.

    In The Time Of Light

  • "Come and ache out of the sahibs 'sight!" he snarled.

    In The Time Of Light

  • "Hundies, with printing on the face that sahibs accept instead of gold."

    In The Time Of Light

  • The women crooned love-songs to their babies over the clear fires and the men talked -- and talked -- and talked until the stars grew big as moons to weary eyes and they slept at last, to dream of khaki uniforms and karnel sahibs who knew neither fear nor favor and who said things that were so.

    In The Time Of Light

  • And I cried out: ` Shabash, mem-sahib! 'and ` Heep-heep-heep-hoora', as the sahibs do, to comfort her.


  • "I saw it - I, and Muhammed Din here, for they brought us out to the jokan Bagh saying, ` See thy mighty sahibs; see thy proud mem-sahibs who looked on us as dirt; see them crawl to us before they die. '"


  • The North is rising - there, lie still, man - there will be sahibs enough for your knife-edge, when your wound is healed.



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