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Monday, June 16, 2014

Ankh Michauli or Blind Man’s Bluff: a Traditional Game/Folk Sport of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar

Notes on Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar (Uttarakhand Folk Games) Part -13  
 Outdoor Traditional/Folk games of Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar part- 4

                          Narration: Bhishma Kukreti (Folk Literature Research Scholar)

         Blind man’s Bluff or Ankh Michauli is played in spacious courtyard or room. Usually, children play blind man’s bluff game. A Child becomes blindfolded (a tag on eyes that she/he can’t see others) and gropes around for touching other children. Other children scattered here and there. The blind folded child runs to touch other through some guess or hearing sound of other children.
 There are variations in blind man’s bluff or Ankh Michauli game.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 13/6/2014

      References

Bhishma Kukreti, 2010, Folk Games of Uttarakhand, merapahad.com
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