In 2002, Ramachandra Guha published his pioneering and widely acclaimed social history of Indian cricket, "A Corner of a Foreign Field." Now that India is the acknowledged centre of world cricket, with its Test ream currently ranked number one in the world, and with the Indian Premier League emerging as the most successful and spectacular cricket tournament ever held, Guha has brought the narrative up to date. He writes of the commercial marketing of Indian cricket and cricketers, of the social appeal of twenty/twenty ...
In 2002, Ramachandra Guha published his pioneering and widely acclaimed social history of Indian cricket, "A Corner of a Foreign Field." Now that India is the acknowledged centre of world cricket, with its Test ream currently ranked number one in the world, and with the Indian Premier League emerging as the most successful and spectacular cricket tournament ever held, Guha has brought the narrative up to date. He writes of the commercial marketing of Indian cricket and cricketers, of the social appeal of twenty/twenty cricket, and of the continuing tensions, on and off the playing field, between India and Pakistan. This magisterial and original work thus uses the medium of sport to explore wider questions of race, caste, religion, nationalism, and the market. It is essential reading for anyone interested in cricket and/or India. 'Fascinating ...absorbingly told and with much charm' - "Independent." 'An original, scholarly and highly entertaining work by a writer who combines the skills of biographer, anthropologist, cricket journalist and political historian' - "Spectator."
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 6 x 9 1/2. 496 page hardcover with photo illustrations. Dust jacket is bright, complete and clean. Brown board exterior with title on spine in gold. Interior is unmarked, tight and clean.
(London), Picador, (2002). Cloth, fine in edgecreased d/w, illust., pp. xv, 496. ISBN 0 330 49116 4. "An important, pioneering work, essential for anyone interested in either of those vast themes, cricket and India" (d/w blurb).
Very Good. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. This title is both an historical record as well as an analysis of the way in which cricket has affected modern history. It includes an Indian history of cricket, an anthology of what people have said about Ghandi and a biography of Gandhi. Guha also traces the link between sport and politics.
Very well-written book about the long and checkered and sometimes political history of Indian cricket. This country has the most fans of the sport of any country in the world. A wonderful read both for cricket-followers and others.
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