- The part of a house reserved for the women of the household in South Asia.
- In India, that part of the house in which the females of a family are secluded; an East Indian harem.
- The part of a dwelling appropriated to women.
- A <xref>harem</xref> on the Indian subcontinent, a part of the house reserved for high-caste women; a system of segregating women into harems.
- An effeminate or crossdressing male in northern India or Pakistan.