Glossary

chughalkhor – someone who complains about someone else, or tells on them; here it just means gossipy.

dost – friend

imamat – 1. the leading of prayer. 2. the succession of imams and their leadership of the Muslim community after Prophet Muhammad, starting with his cousin and son-in-law, Imam Ali.

khwajasara – transgender, third gender folks, who live in traditional family formations in South Asia; known as hijra in other parts of South Asia.

qibla – the direction of prayer in Islam, which is Makkah (Mecca) Saudi Arabia.

shuker – thanks

tola – crew

yani – meaning