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Consulting God through boards and gaming pieces

Shivdasani Lecture
Professor Vasantha Rangachar
Thursday, 11 November 2004 - 11:15am

The turf, the tennis court, the chess board, and pavement hopscotch cannot formally be distinguished from the temple or the magic circle. Game diagrams were built into roofing slabs or the floor of temples in ancient India, sometimes carved into the cloister seats. Professor Rangachar explores how the devotee, the deity, and the game met.

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