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Title: Khedda  
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A khedda (or Kheddah) was a stockade trap for the capture of elephants that was used in India. The elephants were driven into the stockade by skilled mahouts mounted on domesticated elephants.[1][2]


  1. ^ Diver, Katherine H.; Maud Diver (1942). Royal India. Ayer Publishing.  
  2. ^ Sanderson, G. P. (1878). Thirteen Years Among The Wild Beasts Of India: Their Haunts And Habits From Personal Observation With An Account Of The Modes Of Capturing And Taming Elephants.  

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