dargah

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From Urdu درگاہ (dargāh), from Persian درگاه (dargâh).

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dargah (plural dargahs)

  1. (Islam) A shrine associated with the grave of a Muslim saint or similar religious figure.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 61:
      If not for the fakir's dargah the village might well have melted back into the mud, its inhabitants not being the kind of people to tarry long in one place […].
    • 2016, Sunil Khilnani, Incarnations, Penguin 2017, p. 86:
      But beyond the dargah, and the medieval warren in which it sits, north India's present-day politics can be a good deal less accommodating of religious diversity.

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