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sardar

(səˈdɑː) or

sirdar

(in India) n
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a title used before the name of Sikh men
2. a leader
[Hindi, from Persian]

sir•dar

or sar•dar

(sərˈdɑr)

n.
1. (esp. in India and Pakistan) a military chief or leader.
2. (formerly) the British commander of the Egyptian army.
[1605–15; < Hindi sardār < Persian]
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He was a tall, sunburnt, and very silent man, who wore a red smoking-cap like a fez, making him look like one of the English Sirdars or Pashas in Egypt.
1995) Servants, Sirdars, and Settlers: Indians in Mauritius, 1834-1874.
Kelly, A politics of virtue: Hinduism, sexuality, and countercolonial discourse in Fiji (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991); Marina Carter, Servants, sirdars and settlers: Indians in Mauritius, 1834-74 (Delhi; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995); Madhavi Kale, Fragments of empire: Capital, slavery, and Indian indentured labor in the British Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997).
Some of them became large-scale land buyers, as in the case of Ramsaroop Maraj and Resaul Maraj, who were sirdars at Hamton Court and Leonora, respectively (Rodney 1981b).
C sheets in various sheds, extension & repairs of indoor substation and repairs to toilet at mining sirdars room at vk7 incline, kothagudem area.