Ganjifa Indian Playing Cards - Complete Dashavatara Ganjifa Playing Card Set & Box Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, India early 20th century height of box: 9cm, depth of box: 9.6cm, width of box: 9cm diameter of each card: 7cm This set is complete with 120 playing cards.
India History - Jauhar and Saka refer to the ancient Indian Rajput Hindu tradition of honorary self-immolation of women and subsequent march of men to the battlefield (against any odds) to end their life with respect. It was followed by the Rajput clans in order to avoid capture and dishonour at the hands of their enemies. Such painful method (burning) was preferred over other painless and easy ways like poisoning or hanging.
Title: The Construction of Fatehpur Sikri Use: illustration from the first copy of the Akbarnama Year or Era: c. 1586-7 Location: India. Now in Victoria and Albert Museum, London Materials: Ink and colour on paper Significance: provides a historical record of the emperor's exploits Source: Bloom and Blair, pg. 348