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bandh

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Pronunciation: /bʌnd
 
/

Definition of bandh in English:

noun

Indian
A general strike: the impact of the bandh would be fatal to the cloth trade
More example sentences
  • However, we had to postpone that, since Thursday was the day of the bandh (general strike) called by the VHP-SS.
  • A father who switched on the early morning news to keep tabs on lightning strikes and bandhs and heated the water for my early morning bath.
  • Within Kathmandu and in other towns in the valleys general strikes, or bandhs, took place on a regular basis after 2001.

Origin

via Hindi from Sanskrit bandh 'to stop'.

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