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Mohit Srivastava
One of the unexpected wonders of the Fatehpur Sikri complex built by Akbar in the 16th century is the Pachisi Courtyard. (Fig.1) As the engravings on the brick floor fade, this large outdoor area—eclipsed by a fort compound on one side and a lavish green garden on the other—escapes the attention…
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Mohit Srivastava
Gyan chaupar (the game of knowledge) is an ancient board game of the Indian subcontinent. It has multiple stories surrounding its origin and has several variants including moksha-pata (board of enlightenment), parampada sopanam (steps to the highest place) and gyanbaz[1] played across the region.…
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Mohit Srivastava
India has a rich history of inventing board games, many of which have travelled far and wide, developing various regional variants all over the world and becoming intrinsic parts of everyday life and leisure. Many of these board games continue to be played by people all over the world in their…
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