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  • n. Plural form of shalwar.


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  • Women, their pink shalwars streaked with mud, led children by the hand as they sought out spots in makeshift camps that filled up as quickly as they opened.

    Aid begins to trickle in to flood-ravaged northwestern Pakistan

  • We shopped for kurta shalwars during the day, ate roadside bun kebabs--the Pakistani incarnation of the hamburger--and grabbed cold locally brewed beers at one of the many wine shops tucked away in the city.

    Rocking Karachi

  • What mean ye by bringing me this pair of frouzy shalwars?

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • Senators of the old school, in their benishes and shalwars, and senators of the new school in pantaloons and stiff cravats.

    Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family or, A Residence in Belgrade and Travels in the Highlands and Woodlands of the Interior, during the years 1843 and 1844.

  • Finally, they asked us to remove our shalwars to check whether we were circumcised or not.

    The Times of India

  • The mayor of the Southwestern municipality of Garmen Ahmed Bashev told bTV that he had never done such ideotic thing as Nedim Talamanov who torn in public shalwars of the people in the Bulgarian village of Ribnovo, Southeastern Bulgaria, and closed a mosque.


  • While the Muslim World remains mired in debates about whether it is okay to eat a crow or not or whether namaz should be prayed with shalwars pulled up or not, the world has left us far behind in the race for science, technology and commerce.

    Pak Tea House

  • By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, The Guardian, August 15, 2009 nstead of the trademark Taliban uniforms of turbans, eyeliner and flip-flops, these men wore Russian and Nato poncho raincoats over their shalwars, and boots and trainers.

    War in Context

  • Women dressed in colourful hijabs and elaborately decorated shalwars, children all decked out in their special Muslim clothes, seemingly disregarding the scorching mid afternoon sun, partook of the pepper roti, sahena, pholourie, bhaganie and Indian sweets such as jelabi, barfi and kurma.

  • Their wares range from trashy Barbarella-style T-shirt prints to customised shalwars with hoiked-up crotches to individually designed, hand-made brogues.

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