Internationally recognized card collector Kishor Gordhandas
Mr. Gordhandas, of Mumbai, India, is recognized as having one of the
largest collections of playing cards in the world with over 5000 packs
in his possession. His collection has been featured in the Limca Book
Of Records every year from it's inception in 1990 . In 1996 he was awarded a "Person Of the Year Award" by the Limca Book
of Records in recognition of his extensive card collection as well as
his efforts in reviving the dying art of Indian Ganjifa card making.
Mr. Gordhandas has written numerous articles about playing cards in
English and Gujarati for magazines and periodicals in India and abroad.
He has both designed and commissioned original decks of Ganjifa cards
including eight suited Moghul and ten suited Dashavatara packs with
both traditional and non-standard suit symbols. He has even designed
and commissioned a unique hand painted "Hindu Astro Mythological Tarot"
deck. He is also widely known for his interest in and his articles
about Indian Trick Locks.
Mr. Gordhandas was advising Mt. Hood Cards on
all Ganjifa decks as well as providing with other valuable information
about packs from around the world.
offers decks of Ganjifa cards hand painted by
traditional Indian craftsmen as well as Indian Trick Locks.
You may contact him by email or by mail address at:
All of the material on the subsequent pages of this web site is copyright © by Kishor Gordhandas.
Kishor N Gordhandas
Gladhurst, A-11, 1st Floor,
Sir Phirozeshah Mehta Road
Santacruz West, MUMBAI 400 054, INDIA
Phone: +91 022 2613 0438 (Home)
+91 022 2207 2102 (Fax)
+91 0 98690 18068 (Mobile)
Ganjifa, A Historical Perspective.
Ashta Dikapala Ganjifa.
Revival of the Sawantwadi Ganjifa.
Navagraha The Nine Planets.
Playing Cards of Mysore.
Hiroshige Playing Cards.
Ukiyo-e and Playing Cards.
Four Handed Ganjifa.
The Chitrashala Press.
Raja Ravi Varma's Playing Cards.
Bhavnagar Cards, Playing Through History.
Unique Playing Cards From Madagascar.