Part of speech: noun

In India, the women's apartments the East- Indian harem.

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Usage examples "zenana":

  1. Their women act as maids to high- caste Hindu ladies, and as they are always about the zenana, are liable to lose their virtue. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  2. Thus the notion of a Zenana mission is by no means modern. - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.
  3. You've never told me how you came to be in the zenana in the first place. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.