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A Description of Chūgān in the Ottoman Empire

One of the chapters of the Siyāḥat-nāmah by Evliya Çelebi (Awliyā Chalabī, q.v.) contains a report about chūgān as played in the eastern Anatolian town of Bitlis in 1066/1656 which echoes the accounts by Persian writers. In the original Turkish text the word used for the polo field is chūgān. Accor…

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Azarnoosh, Azartash and Translated by Miklós Sárközy, “Chūgān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000089>
First published online: 2021

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