Falconry is a sport in which birds of prey are used to hunt game. As well as falcons, other types of bird can be used e.g. hawks, eagles and buzzards.
The video below provides more information on the history and techniques of falconry. You may also find the following websites of interest.
The word purdah means curtain and refers to the prevention of women from being seen by men or strangers. Although it is associated with the Hindu and Islamic religions, it is usually a cultural tradition rather than a religious one. Purdah can mean either complete separation of men and women (e.g. with the use of private women's areas such as a zenana) or the wearing of burqas and veils.