- Whereupon I, being of a jokish disposition, did, unexpectedly and contrary to usage, cry " Baa" loudly, causing my mother- in- law to fear that I was a dull- until that night in the Zenana she had the great happiness to overhear me outwitting all the females present by the sprightliness of my badinage. - "Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.", F. Anstey.
- As they followed this butler down a hallway, Aaron and Waziri heard the shrieks and giggles of feminine consternation that told of women being herded into the zenana. - "Blind Man's Lantern", Allen Kim Lang.
- Assisted by an army of thousands of native Bible women, Zenana workers and mistresses, these ladies perform their noble service. - "Indiaâ€™s Problem Krishna or Christ", John P. Jones.