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Title:A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Ramachandra Guha
Publisher:Macmillan
ISBN:0330491172
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Number of Pages:496
Category:History, India, Non fiction, Sports

A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport by Ramachandra Guha

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport C K Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this captivating history of cricket in India but so too in arresting and unexpected ways do Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah The Indian careers of those great English cricketers Lord Harris and D R Jardine provide a window into the operations of Empire while the extraordinary life of India s first great slow bowler Palwankar Baloo introduces the still unfinished struggle against caste discrimination Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the extraordinary passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan An important pioneering work this is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sport in society at large and on how sport can influence both social and political history

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