Posted on: 28 May 2013

Sports and Pastimes of Nobility

Amusement with animals: snakes-charmer with goat, monkey and mongoose. Birds and animals, fighting-bulbuls, quails, adavats, rams, black-buck, cocks, elephants and camels.

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 23 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). Amusements with animals.

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superb .. if anyone can mention all the communities (i mean castes) of people here.. they were super experts with their acts ..

Woot! Woot! Go get 'em, snake-charmers and quails!

Hmm...interesting. Don't see horse riding, hunt the fox and hare, bear and bull baiting,dog and cock fighting...thought these too were common pastimes of Nobility.