The Kiplings and India: A Collection of Writings from British India, 1870-1900

bhishti (bheesty)

(Hindustani) A domestic servant who supplies the family with water. Water carrier. Hobson-Jobson defines "Bheesty" as a servant "who supplies the family with water, carrying it in a mussock, or goatskin, slung on his back" (Hobson-Jobson 92)

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