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Then I Blessed Them With That Polo,
India_Jaipur 2017

 

The origin of ancient polo is widely debated, with countries including Persia and China laying claim to this aristocratic game of prowess and horsemanship. Known locally by several different names—Chaughan in Persian, Da-Kyu in Japanese, Khis-Kouhou in Russian, Djerid in Turkish, Sagol Kangjei in Indian—the current name of polo is perhaps derived from its Tibetan root, pulu, meaning ball.

In India, polo, or the “game of kings,” was popularized among the royalty in the 15th century under the rule of Babar, founder of the Mughal dynasty. Polo earned its regal status and was established as the national sport of India, but with the eventual decline of the dynasty in the 18th century, it sadly lost its place in the hearts of the people.

 

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