Sindoor: Traditional red powder used in the middle part of an Indian bride’s hair.
Costlier, more lucrative gifts: In reference to how Indian men hyper-sexualize the bodies of women and feminine appearing folx.
Brothel: Place for men to engage in sexual activities with prostitutes.
Sasur (ससुर): Translated from Hindi, sasur means “father-in-law.”
Kanyadaan: Literal translation from Hindi is “gift,” but it also means “giving away the bride.”
Maro: Possibly referring to the bamboo-tent used for Hindu weddings. Also known as “mandap.”
Kitchree: Split pea rice that can also be spelled “khichri” and/or ”kitchri.”