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Evidence for Mogul Putt'han

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.826
Type Ethnography
Location 23°41'19.71"N, 86°57'58.11"E 23°13'56.78"N, 87°51'41.20"E 22°25'32.57"N, 87°19'11.70"E 23°10'27.77"N, 88°33'37.61"E 23°15'52.06"N, 88°26'17.53"E 22°50'44.31"N, 89°32'25.16"E 22°42'4.09"N, 90°21'9.73"E
Date 1863-01-01 - 1933-12-31
Rules Game is played on an Alquerque board with 5x5 intersecting lines and with a triangular appendage on either side. Each player has sixteen pieces, which are placed on the intersections and move along the lines to the next open intersection. Players can hop opponents pieces to capture them. Multiple captures in one turn are allowed. A player wins when they capture all of the opponent's pieces or block them from being able to move.
Content "Mughal-Pathan. The diagram used in playing the game of Mughal-Pathan (in the vernacular name reference is made to the well-known wars between the Moghuls and the Pathans in Bengal) is shown in figure 3. Two players are necessary to play the game, and each player has 16 distinctive pieces. At the commencement of the game, each player arranges his pieces in his half of the board and in this way the central line is left vacant. The game is played like draughts and two or more pieces of the opponent can be removed at a time. In some localities, another horizontal line is drawn in each triangle and then each player has 19 pieces to play with." (Datta 1933: 168–169).
Confidence 100
Ages Child, Elder
Source Datta, J. 'A few types of sedentary games of Lower Bengal.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29(1): 167–170., Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Id DLP.Evidence.865
Type Ethnography
Location Deccan
Date 1832-01-01 - 1832-12-31
Rules Played with sixteen men; played with some rules of draughts.
Content "Mogol Putt'han—played like the game of draughts on a diagram sketched on the ground, or on a board or paper, using sixteen cowries or gravel, pebbles, &c. on each side for men." Herklots 1832: lix.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Source Herklots, G. 1832. Qanoon-e-Islam, or the Customs of the Moosulmans of India. London: Parbury, Allen, and Co.

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