Tuesday, September 11, 2007


The game of Chess originated in India. The Persian word for chess, shatranj, is derived from the Sanskrit word chaturanga which means "four divisions of the military" ( infantry, cavalry, elephants and chariots), represented respectively by pawn, knight, bishop and rook.

1 comment:

Rockinganil said...

Iam herewith attaching a Map showing origin and diffusion of chess from India to Asia, Africa, and Europe, and the changes in the native names of the game in corresponding places and time.