Word meaning : Gymkhana

The word ‘Gymkhana’ often appears on our campus. History of this word can be found in following passage in a book.  At British Cricket Clubs in colonial India, Ramachandra Guha wrote,

…  food served and entertainment were English, the wine may have been French. But the only concession to India was the commonly use suffix, gymkhana, which derived from gend-khana, or ball house.

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About Dilawar

Graduate Student at National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore.
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