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Kishor Gordhandas

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.

Mr. Gordhandas 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:

	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)

	Email:	kgordhandas@gmail.com
	   or:         kishor.cards@gmail.com

All of the material on the subsequent pages of this  web site is copyright by Kishor Gordhandas.

Ganjifa, A Historical Perspective Ganjifa, A Historical Perspective.

Ashta Dikapala Ganjifa Ashta Dikapala Ganjifa.

Revival of the Sawantwadi Ganjifa Revival of the Sawantwadi Ganjifa.

Navagraha The Nine Planets Navagraha The Nine Planets.

Playing Cards of Mysore Playing Cards of Mysore.

Hiroshige Playing Cards Hiroshige Playing Cards.

Ukiyo-e and Playing Cards Ukiyo-e and Playing Cards.

Four Handed Ganjifa Four Handed Ganjifa.

The Chitrashala Press The Chitrashala Press.

Raja Ravi Cards Raja Ravi Varma's Playing Cards.

Bhavnagar Cards Bhavnagar Cards, Playing Through History.

Cards Of Madagascar Unique Playing Cards From Madagascar.




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