Chess And Snakes & Ladders: Know How India Invented Two Of The Most Popular Games
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Bhubaneswar, April 9 -- Around 1500 years of its known existence, chess has been seen as a metaphor for human relations, an instrument of military strategy, and a criterion for genius minds as chess has evolved over time.
From Where The Game Chess Came
The earliest known records of chess have been registered from the 7th century, but many believe that the origin lies in the 6th century when the youngest prince of the Gupta Empire was killed in a battle.
And his younger brother derived a way of telling the scene to his mother as to how her elder brother was surrounded by the enemy and was killed on the battlefield.
The younger brother used an 8x8 Ashtapada board which was then used for other past times to explain the whole episode to t...
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