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Is "Sikhni" an appropriate word to refer to Sikh women?


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3 minutes ago, proactive said:

In Malwa every woman who is not your wife or daughter is referred to as a Burrhi. It quite is ironic that it is the word for wife in Majha. Interesting enough, Qazi Nur Mohammed who wrote the Jangnama after accompanying Ahmed Shah Abdali during his invasions of Punjab while commenting on the lack of adultery among Sikhs states that they refer to any woman, young or old as a Buddi. Looks like Malwa retained this tradition. 

Is it only a Malwa tradition for wife to not call husband by husband's name when calling him, or discussing him in conversation ?

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3 hours ago, proactive said:

In Malwa every woman who is not your wife or daughter is referred to as a Burrhi. It quite is ironic that it is the word for wife in Majha. Interesting enough, Qazi Nur Mohammed who wrote the Jangnama after accompanying Ahmed Shah Abdali during his invasions of Punjab while commenting on the lack of adultery among Sikhs states that they refer to any woman, young or old as a Buddi. Looks like Malwa retained this tradition. 

The fact that Sher and Singh are interchanged was surprising....interchanging those words is even more surprising, lol. 

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3 hours ago, Premi5 said:

Is it only a Malwa tradition for wife to not call husband by husband's name when calling him, or discussing him in conversation ?

I don't know, never lived in Majha so can't comment. One of the Bhainjis on the forum is from Majha so she should know. 

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