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

khitmutgar (kitmutgar, khidmatgar)

(Hindustani) Hobson-Jobson defines a "Kitmutgar" as follows: "the Anglo-Indian use is peculiar to the Bengal Presidency, where the word is habitually applied to a Musulman servant, whose duties are connected with serving meals and waiting at table under the Consumah (cook)" (Hobson-Jobson 486)

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