Snakes and Ladders – Victoria and Albert Museum

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/asia/asia_features/jainism/snakes_ladders/index.html


"The board represents a person’s progress in life. Each square says something about behaviour or the Jain religion. The ladders represent good behaviour that allows people to move to a higher level. The snakes represent bad behaviour leading to descent to a lower level."

Chess is a good metaphor for politics; ordinary reality is more like Snakes & Ladders.

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