The Magic of Indian Cricket

Cricket and Society in India

Author: Mihir Bose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249233

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In the last twenty years, Indian cricket has been transformed. With the arrival of global television networks, mass-media coverage and multinational sponsors, cricket has become big business and India has become the economic driving force in the world game. For the first time a developing country has become a major player in the international sports arena. This fully updated and revised edition of Mihir Bose's classic history is a unique account of the Indian cricket phenomenon. Drawing on a combination of extensive research and personal experience, Bose traces the development of the Indian game from its beginnings as a colonial pastime to its coming of age as a national passion and now a global commercial powerhouse. This illuminating study reveals Indian cricket's central place in modern India’s identity, culture and society. Insightful, honest and challenging, Bose tackles the myths and controversies of Indian cricket. He considers the game in terms of race, caste, politics, national consciousness and ambition, money, celebrity and the media, evoking all the unpredictability, frustration and glory that is the magic of Indian cricket.
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A maidan view

the magic of Indian cricket

Author: Mihir Bose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780143032175

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

View: 917

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Twenty-two Yards to Freedom

A Social History of Indian Cricket

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: Viking Books

ISBN: 9780670057948

Category: Cricket

Page: 483

View: 660

Over three centuries (1780-2003), India's engagement with cricket has made for a riveting drama. Paradoxical as it may seem, idealism and intrigue, social mobility and strict stratification are all part of India's cricket story. It is this story that Boria Majumdar recounts in his lucid yet rigorous study of the country's perennial cricket mania. Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom assesses the role of cricket in Indian national life. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to cross class barriers and had a healthy following even outside the aristocracy and upper middle classes well over a century ago. Indeed, in some ways, the democratization of the sport anticipated the democratization of the Indian polity itself. It also examines the interrelationship between those who patronized and promoted the game and those who played and watched it.
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A Million Broken Windows: The Magic and Mystique of Bombay Cricket

Author: Makarand Waingankar

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9351365352

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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One-third of all of India's international runs have been scored by batsmen who came through the ranks of Bombay cricket. Bombay has won the Ranji Trophy forty times, fifteen of them in a row. Bombay batsmen have scored 461 centuries and fifty-eight double hundreds in the tournament. A Million Broken Windows is the story of how the city of Bombay, almost the birthplace of Indian cricket, has consistently dominated the game of an entire country. It illuminates the various facets of a cricketing culture that is infused with the spirit of the city of Bombay. Replete with anecdotes and analyses, the book discusses various leagues, tournaments, players, the fans and the city to paint a complex picture of the game and of Bombay itself. Makarand Waingankar introduces readers not only to the details of the cricketing story but also to the air of the maidans. The book bears testimony to, and pays tribute to, a sporting story that is truly unparalleled.
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The Spirit of the Game

How Sport Made the Modern World

Author: Mihir Bose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184901826X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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The spirit of the game was first nurtured on the playing fields of the English public school, and in the pages of Tom Brown's Schooldays- this Corinthian spirit was then exported around the world. The competitive spirit, the importance of fairness, the nobility of the gifted amateur seemed to sum up everything that was good about Britishness and the games they played. Today, sport is dominated by corruption, money, celebrity and players who are willing to dive in the box if it wins them a penalty. Yet, we still believe and talk about the game as if it had a higher moral purpose. Since the age of Thomas Arnold, Sport has been used to glorify dictatorships and was at the heart of cold war diplomacy. Prime Ministers, princes and presidents will do whatever they can to ensure that their country holds a major sporting tournament. Nelson Mandela saw the victory of the Rugby World Cup as essential to his hopes for the Rainbow Nation. Mihir Bose has lived his life around sport and in this book he tells the story of how Sport has lost its original spirit and how it has emerged in the 20th century to become the most powerful political tool in the world. With examples and stories from around the world including how the sport-hating Thomas Arnold become an icon; how a German manufacturer gave Jessie Owens a pair of shoes at the Berlin games of 1936 and went on to dominate the world of sport; how India stole cricket from the ICC; how an Essex car dealer become the most powerful man in Formula 1; and who really sold football out. Praise for Mihir Bose: 'Mihir Bose is India's CLR James.' Simon Barnes, The Times. 'Mihir's insider knowledge is unsurpassed' David Welch. 'His Olympic contacts are second to none. He knows everybody.' Sue Mott.
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The Making of Sporting Cultures

Author: John Hughson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990684

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national pastimes’. Baseball in the United States, soccer in Britain and cricket in the Caribbean are among the relevant examples discussed. Rather than regarding the historical development of sport as the outcome of passive spectator reception, this work is interested in how sporting cultures have been made and developed over time through the active engagement of its enthusiasts. This is to study the history of sport not only ‘from below’, but also ‘from within’, as a means to understanding the ‘deep relationship’ between sport and people within class contexts – the middle class as well as the working class. Contestation over the making of sport along axes of race, gender and class are discussed where relevant. A range of cultural writers and theorists are examined in regard to both how their writing can help us understand the making of sport and as to how sport might be located within an overall cultural context – in different places and times. The book will appeal to students and academics within humanities disciplines such as cultural studies, history and sociology and to those in sport studies programmes interested in the historical, cultural and social aspects of sport. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
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Soccer in South Asia

Empire, Nation, Diaspora

Author: Paul Dimeo,James Mills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135276579

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 1991

The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian game are considered. Future scenarios are explored and models for progression and problems facing the sport in south Asia are outlined.
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Legendary Indian Cricketers

Author: Ravi Chaturvedi

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184300751

Category: Cricket

Page: 300

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Legendary Indian Cricketers’ follow the form and format of the ragas of Indian classical music. The first phase, which spans over several decades, has the leisurely pace of village life; the second phase, which unfolds over the 1950s and 70s, goes with a simple, measured melodious beat; while the third is a kind of scherzo, where action is compressed into less than a day. All the same the scene, the setting and the structure of the Legendary Indian Cricketers (Men, Moments and Memories) are classically Indian. The echoes and the ethos too have a typical Indian flavour. ‘Legendary Indian Cricketers’ is a saga of some of the cricketers who have moulded the game and won acclaim both at home and abroad. The author has highlighted the contribution of 52 cricketers – ranging from Ranji to Umrigar, from Gavaskar to Sehwag, from Nissar to Srinath, from Pawlankar to Gupte, from Bedi to Harbhajan, from Amar Singh to Kapil, from Navle to Engineer and from Lall Singh to Kaif. The captaincy that spans from Nayudu to Kapil and Ganguly to Dhoni has added to the flavour of the book. Every legendary Indian cricketer is well portrayed and it provides interesting and informative ingredients to this absorbing work of reference.
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Golden Boy

Roman

Author: Aravind Adiga

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406698042

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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Aravind Adigas dritter Roman erzählt von zwei jungen Brüdern auf der Suche nach sich selbst, vom Sport als Aufstiegschance und gnadenlosem Wettbewerb, von jungen Talenten und alten Talentsuchern, von Liebe und Ausbeutung, von Leidenschaft und Gewalt. Manjunath Kumar ist vierzehn. Er weiß, dass er ein guter Kricketspieler ist, vielleicht sogar so gut wie sein älterer Bruder Radha. Er weiß, warum er seinen dominanten und sportbesessenen Vater fürchtet, seinen brillanten Bruder bewundert und von der Welt amerikanischer Serien sowie interessanter wissenschaftlicher Fakten fasziniert ist. Aber es gibt vieles, das er noch nicht weiß – über sich selbst und die Welt um ihn herum. Als er Radhas großen Rivalen kennenlernt, einen privilegierten Jungen voller Selbstvertrauen, beginnt sich für Manju alles auf den Kopf zu stellen und er muss Entscheidungen treffen, die seine Welt verändern. Suggestiv und sensibel, bissig und schwungvoll – ein neuer, eindrucksvoller Roman des indischen Bestsellerautors und Booker-Prize-Gewinners
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A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 – 1918

Splashing in the Serpentine

Author: Christopher Love

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateur-professional divide. Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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The Magic

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426417057

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren hat man die Worte eines heiligen Textes missverstanden. Fast alle, die sie gelesen haben, haben sie verdreht und mit einem Geheimnis umgeben. Nur ganz wenige Menschen haben im Lauf der Zeit begriffen, dass diese Worte ein Rätsel sind – ein Rätsel, das von uns gelöst werden will. Wenn Sie einmal seinen Schleier gelüftet haben, wird Ihnen die ganze Welt neu erscheinen. In THE MAGIC enthüllt Rhonda Byrne dieses geheime Wissen der ganzen Welt, und es wird auch Ihr Leben verändern! Mehr noch: Auf einer 28-tägigen Reise zeigt sie Ihnen, wie Sie es in Ihrem Alltag anwenden können. Es spielt keine Rolle, wer Sie sind; es spielt keine Rolle, wo Sie leben und was Sie gerade tun: THE MAGIC wird Ihr Leben vollkommen verändern!
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Pundits from Pakistan

On Tour with India 2003-04

Author: Rahul Bhattacharya

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184756976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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In 2004 the Indian cricket team headed to Pakistan to play a historic series. Accompanying them was young cricket reporter Rahul Bhattacharya. The mood was tense, with political provocations and security fears. But as the archrivals met on the field, a rare spirit of bonhomie spread throughout the tour. And in streets and homes in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, the author had many warm human encounters that made the tour unforgettable. This book vividly brings alive the magic of cricket, even as it chronicles an emotional and hopeful time, witnessed by a young Indian discovering Pakistan.
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Historical Studies

Author: Thomas Desmond Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904558347

Category: Culture

Page: 190

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Vol. 1- made up of papers read at 2d- conference.
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The Illustrated History of Indian Cricket

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cricket

Page: 253

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The story of Indian cricket is the story of a society. This special updated edition of The Illustrated History of Indian Cricket is an attempt to tell that story, through pictures, many of which have not been seen in public before. The story of the highs and lows of Indian cricket, with all its oddities and eccentricities. All the brightest stars of Indian cricket can be found here, from Ranji and C K Nayudu to Vijay Merchant and Sunil Gavaskar; and from Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar to Saurav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Every major milestone along the journey is covered, from reducing England to 19-3 in India's very first Test at Lords in 1932, to the famous victories against West Indies and England in 1971; and from winning the 1983 World Cup to repeating the performance at the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.
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The Bradman Museum's World of Cricket

Author: Mike Coward

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760111945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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During the 2014-15 season Australia stages the eleventh ICC World Cup of Cricket, with fourteen nations competing in 49 fifty-over matches. At the same time the Bradman Museum, a monument to the greatest cricketer of all time, celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark that milestone at a time when the eyes of the cricketing world will be on Australia, this book reveals for the first time in print the founding treasure of the Bradman Museum: the Don's personal collection of 35-mm slides. With Bradman's typed commentary and handwritten amendments alongside, the slides showcase the history of cricket, from its agrarian beginnings in England to its status as a game of Empire, fit for introduction to the colonies. Grace, Hobbs, Hendren, Larwood, O'Reilly, McCabe, Lindwall, Trueman - on these legends and many more Bradman gives us his opinion with characteristic directness. We gain insight into the game as he saw it in all its magic. While Bradman's personal slide collection forms the centrepiece of this stunning collection, the work of three of cricket's greatest photographers are also featured. Among Bruce Postle's black and white photos from the 1960s and 70s are iconic shots that will thrill any cricket lover. Vivian Jenkins' work brings to life the drama of the 1970s and World Series Cricket, while Philip Brown's camera ranges across international cricket up to the present day. This treasure trove of cricket is woven seamlessly together by the matchless commentary of Mike Coward, one of Australia's most acclaimed experts.
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The Politics of Sport in South Asia

Author: Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty,Shantanu Chakrabarti,Kingshuk Chatterjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317998375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and promoted as national events both in public opinion and in the media. This book seeks to explore some aspects of the notion of power in sport in south Asia and among south Asians abroad. The first two chapters deal with the internal societal dimensions of the politics of sport; the next three relate to the politics inside the sporting world in the subcontinent and its bridge with the broader arena of the society through the media, while the last five relate to the use of sports in statecraft, consensus building and international politics. This book was based on two special issues of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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Sachin

The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman

Author: Gulu Ezekiel

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

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In the twelve years that he has been in the public eye, Sachin Tendulkar has been explosive on the cricket field and just as reticent off it. He was barely fifteen years old when he first wrote his name into the record books with a stupendous 664-run partnership with his childhood friend Vinod Kambli. Two year later, he struck his first century in first-class cricket. At eighteen, he became the second youngest man to make a hundred in international cricket, and after that there was no looking back. Records tumbled by the wayside as he captivated audiences first in his home city of Mumbai, then in the rest of India and all over the cricket-playing world. Today, Sachin is widely accepted as the world's finest batsman, with impeccable technique, an incredible array of strokes, and maturity far beyond his years. His teammates and friends swear by him, his fans worship him and there are few, if any, critics of his game or his temperament. In this biography of the hero of Indian cricket, sports writer Gulu Ezekiel mines interviews, press reports and conversations over the last decade to create an accurate and sympathetic account of the man and his first passion: cricket. He tracks Sachin from his childhood when he first caught the bug of cricket, through his early performances in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments, and follows him on his meteoric rise to international stardom. With unfailing attention to detail, he reconstructs the crucial matches and events that marked Sachin's career and unravels for us the magic of the charismatic cricketer whom Wisden once dubbed 'bigger than Jesus'. Sachin: The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman, the first, serious exhaustive biography of the Tendulkar career so far, brings back, like a warm autumn breeze does, the memory of the wunderkind's early exhilarating summers in international cricket...The book is akin to a documentary in prose...the book's big virtue is that it is laboriously researched and cross-referenced. For any quizzer on Mastermind India opting for "The Life and Times of Sachin Tendulkar" as their specialist subject there's good news. You just got yourself the ready reckoner that covers 1973-2002.
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