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Games

Board games a metaphor for spiritual growth

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha Rangachar
Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2004 - 11:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha

Do games and play have a religious character?

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha Rangachar
Date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 11:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha

In Hindu tradition is gaming and gambling fun or a sin?

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha Rangachar
Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 11:15
Location: 

Any discussion of the motivation of gambling usually starts with the natural comparison to life. Life is a gamble. Everyday, people are faced with situations which involve risk and chance. Professor Rangachar looks at the religious antecedents of gaming and the reaction to its development.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha

Consulting God through boards and gaming pieces

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha Rangachar
Date: 
Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 11:15
Location: 

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.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasantha