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Evidence for Kaua Dorki

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1640
Type Ethnography
Location 25°21'39.82"N, 81°24'11.55"E
Date 1938-01-01 - 1938-12-31
Rules Two isosceles triangles, which meet at the apices with the height of each triangle drawn and a line perpendicular to it in each triangle at its midpoint intersecting with the sides. Another line, bisected by the point where the spices of the triangles meet, with a shot line extending down on either end of the line, and a matching short line next to it at either end. Eight pieces per player, lined up with six on the two rows of the triangle closest to the player and two on the ends of the short lines to the left of the player. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines of the board. A piece can capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty adjacent point immediately on the opposite side of the opponent's piece along the lines on the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "The object of this short note is to describe a type of sedentary game called Kaua-dorki ^ which I have collected in the month of January, 1938, at Kosam, a village situated in the district of Allahabad in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. The information about this game was obtained from a man called Bacchu Singh who belongs to this village. The diagram used for this game is shown above. It is played by two men, each having eight ballets in his possession and placed on the points marked X and O ; the central cross-point marked P is kept vacant at the beginning of the game. The game proceeds in the usual way of jumping over and capturing the ballet of the adversary lying on the next cross-point if there be an unoccupied cross-point just beyond the latter and in the same line. In this way the player who can take all the ballets of the opposite party wins the game. " Das Gupta 1938: 121-122.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Male
Source Das Gupta, C. 1938. "A Type of Sedentary Game Prevalent in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 4: 121-122.

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