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TRADITIONAL TOYS OF INDIA

17th July, 2021 Prelims

Introduction

India has a rich legacy in toy-making. Historically Indian toys date back to 5000 years. The excavated toys and dolls found in Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro included small carts, dancing woman, etc.

India has a rich culture of storytelling through its toys. Our ancestors have been preserving this culture by making toys which show a perspective of life. The religious influence also led to a different set of toys depicting stories from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.