instructions; documentary artefact

Seven sets of typed, handwritten and annotated bundles of paper that are instruction for games played by Hindu boys in parts of India. The manuscript is a translation of a book from Gujarati into English. The bundles are different sections of the work that are held together with a mixture of split pins and staples. Approximately 123 games are detailed throughout the manuscript.

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