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  • noun Plural form of durwan.


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  • It was only a foolish curiosity-bitten _shudra_; a wretched member of the lowest and most servile class, who, passing on his way to his miserable hovel, had noticed the gate open at the untoward hour of midnight, and the absence of the ferocious _durwans_.

    Leonie of the Jungle Joan Conquest

  • The two halves of the door opened from within, clanged against the sides, and the _durwans_ in scarlet and silver bent almost double as they salaamed before the white woman who passed under the red-stone, centuries-old gate upon the back of Rama the Great and Perfect.

    Leonie of the Jungle Joan Conquest

  • A deluge of postgraduate applicants for the posts of lower division clerks, junior assistants, sweepers, liftmen and durwans have left the Calcutta University (CU) authorities struggling to select the candidates for 200-odd vacancies.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage 2009

  • _durwans_ or doorkeepers, _cha-prasseys_ or messengers, _kitmudgars_ or waiters, to Garden Reach; palanquin-bearers, the smaller fry of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858 Various


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