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in purdahin seclusion.
Purdah comes from the curtain (parda ) used in traditional Hindu and Muslim households, especially in the Indian subcontinent, to conceal women from the eyes of strangers. The transferred use of this expression to refer to seclusion generally dates from the 1920s.
1998 Times Treasury ministers are, of course, in purdah.