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A Zenana: Scenes and Recollections
Genre:Art/Foreign
Year:1982
Rating:?
Length:36min
Country:India
Credits:Directed by Roger Sandall and Jayasinhji Jhala (color, 16mm)

Synopsis
The most secluded section of the palace in India was the zenana, or women's quarters. Here, until recently, palace women lived behind protective walls and brass doors that were shut firmly at night. The film unfolds through songs, dances, and stories of several palace women who live in zenana, including the Maharani (wife of the Maharaja). She and the others reflect upon traditional women's roles, their former seclusion, and the ideals of women's purity and inner strength.

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