History of gambling in India and its position in the social structure of the country

History of gambling in India and its position in the social structure of the country

History of gambling
India is a land of vibrant cultures and engaging mythologies where gambling has existed since the dawn of time. Famous legends and folk tales from India suggest that board and dice games have been prevalent in the Indian society for centuries. Chess was invented in India and was the first board game to be popularised within the subcontinent. Mythologies like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have instances of board games and the ritual of gambling for entertaining. But since they are mythologies it can’t be said for sure that such things ever existed. Yet in the Buddhist era around 300 BC, a game known as 'Pasaa' became a choice of the common folk. The nuts from the Vibhitaka tree were used to make rolling dices for wood board games. Apart…
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