Basti



noun
(in India) a slum inhabited by poor people
Historical Examples

Nevertheless, my description is taken from a specimen shot by me in the basti district of the United Provinces.
Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar

There are no less than sixteen Jaina temples (basti) at Mûdabidure.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

Poor old basti Ram is ailing, and obliged to be bled, so I have announced my intention to pay him a visit.
The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains Augustus Henry Irby

I now went to basti Ram’s, and was ushered into the old gentleman’s presence with due ceremony.
The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains Augustus Henry Irby

But this was at once overruled, as basti Ram had engaged to settle all such matters, or I would have done so.
The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains Augustus Henry Irby

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