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The ‘new game of badminton’ in India

Did you know that badminton originated in India? Versions of the game had been played by local children for years and it was adopted by British military officers stationed there.

We’ve found this charming illustration of ‘the new game of badminton in India’, printed in The Graphic in 1874:

Badminton illustration from The Graphic

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The Graphic – Saturday 25 April 1874


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