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17. SPORTS & GAMES

Several Games now familiar across the World owe their Origins in India, particularly, the Games of Chess, Ludo (including Ladders and Snake), and Playing Cards. The Famous Epic Mahabharata narrates an incidence where a Game called Chaturang was played between two groups of warring cousins. The Age when Epic Mahabharata was written is variously dated around 800 BC to 1000 BC. In some form or the other, the Game continued till it evolved into Chess. H. J. R. Murry, in his work titled A History of Chess, has concluded that chess is a descendant of an Indian game played in the 7th century AD. The Encyclopedia Britannica states that we find the best authorities agreeing that chess existed in India before it is known to have been played anywhere else.

The Game of Cards also developed in Ancient India. Abul Fazal was a Scholar in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. In his book, Ain-e-Akbari, which is a Mirror of Life of that Time, Records Game of Cards is of Indian Origins.

Martial Arts by the name of Kalaripayattu were a native of Kerala, a State of India. Kalaripayattu consists of a Series of intricate movements that Train the Body and Mind.

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