FW: Duryodhana's dice game / THE GAME OF DICE
mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Mon Jun 4 13:12:46 EDT 2007
I am forwarding to the list a question from Elizabeth Anderson (elizabeth_enchant at YAHOO.CO.UK). Interested members may want to write to her directly.
Madhav M. Deshpande
From: Indology Committee on behalf of elizabeth anderson
Sent: Mon 6/4/2007 11:01 AM
To: INDOLOGYCOMMITTEE at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: Duryodhana's dice game / THE GAME OF DICE
I would like to know as to how THE GAME OF DICE / Duryodhana's dice game from The Mahabharata was played ? What type of game did Shakuni and Yudhishthir play - what type of board game was it ? and how many throws of dice it took for a turn of the game to be completed and how many turns of the game were there . It is also stated that the game was already rigged by Shakuni - how was the game already rigged , were the dice connected with magic or were the dice loaded with weights. I would also like to know how did the dice look like , how many numbers or back spots were there on each side of the dice and how many dice were used in the game .
Any information regarding how it is played ie the technique of the game would be appreciated by me dearly .
Looking forward to your answer soon. Thank you very much.
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