Foreign News: Purdah Women

Owner of 72 motor cars of which 36 are Rolls-Royces, His Highness the Maharaja of Patiala, Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes (see p. 21) brought his two wives with him to London last week, was not accused of bigamy.

Shy and perpetually veiled, the two wives moved about London invisibly. Even when walking down their hotel corridor or through the lobby they were boxed in by portable screens carried by attendants. When attending the theatre their box was fitted with a contraption of screens so arranged that they could watch the performance, could...

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