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Watch fullscreen. The Life in Harem. Education Channel. The word harem stems from the Arabic haram or harim, meaning sacred and forbidden. Principally aimed at holding the royal womenfolk away from prying eyes, the Imperial Harem of the Ottoman Empire grew into a gilded cage where women were trained and raised to serve the royal purpose. They were zealously guarded by eunuchs. In the course of time, as we shall see later, the residents of the harem started moving beyond their homely duties of producing heirs and moved closer to the seat of power. Exquisitely beautiful, harems were physically spots of idyll in the palace, set apart from the rest of the palace by complex designs which made contact with the world outside difficult. There was nothing wanting in the way of worldly pleasures — the architecture and gardens were unparalleled in beauty. From a modern perspective though, this was nothing short of a golden cage housing birds with clipped wings.
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