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: 9657

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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: 8212

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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The Spirit of the Game

How Sport Made the Modern World

Author: Mihir Bose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184901826X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 4917

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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Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970128

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. 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. Boria Majumdar reveals the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of cricketing ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist ends. He exposes a sport rooted in the contingencies of the colonial and post-colonial context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. Cricket, to put it simply, is much more than a ‘game’ for Indians. This study describes how the genealogy of their intense engagement with cricket stretches back over a century. It is concerned not only with the game but also with the end of cricket as a mere sport, with Indian cricket’s commercial revolution in the 1930s, with ideals and idealism and their relative unimportance, with the decline of morality for reasons of realpolitik, and with the denunciation, once and for all, of the view that sport and politics do not mix. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport
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Wounded Tiger

A History of Cricket in Pakistan

Author: Peter Oborne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

View: 8371

THE WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEAR and THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR. The nation of Pakistan was born out of the trauma of Partition from India in 1947. Its cricket team evolved in the chaotic aftermath. Initially unrecognised, underfunded and weak, Pakistan's team grew to become a major force in world cricket. Since the early days of the Raj, cricket has been entwined with national identity and Pakistan's successes helped to define its status in the world. Defiant in defence, irresistible in attack, players such as A.H.Kardar, Fazal Mahmood, Wasim Akram and Imran Khan awed their contemporaries and inspired their successors. The story of Pakistan cricket is filled with triumph and tragedy. In recent years, it has been threatened by the same problems affecting Pakistan itself: fallout from the 'war on terror', sectarian violence, corruption, crises in health and education, and a shortage of effective leaders. For twenty years, Pakistan cricket has been stained by the scandalous behaviour of the players involved in match-fixing. Since 2009, the fear of violence has driven Pakistan's international cricket into exile. No one knows when it will return home. But Peter Oborne's narrative is also full of hope. For all its troubles, cricket gives all Pakistanis a chance to excel and express themselves, a sense of identity and a cause for pride in their country. Packed with first-hand recollections, and digging deep into political, social and cultural history, Wounded Tiger is a major study of sport and nationhood.
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The Magic

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426417057

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 473

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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Sachin Tendulkar

A Definitive Biography

Author: Vaibhav Purandare,Ramachandra Guha

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 8174368981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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This is not a scorebook, nor is it an accumulation of facts or the extension of a globally recognised brand. This is the first in-depth and comprehensive biography of Sachin Tendulkar, and it puts Sachin, the cricketer and the human being, in perspective. Tendulkar's story is told here grippingly, with a wealth of rare, unpublished anecdotes that throw fresh light on a remarkable career. The book probes the psychological growth of the world's leading batsman, examines the historical forces that shaped his personal and cricketing character, analyses his cricket planning and actions and evaluates the history the man himself has created, whether by making his Test debut at 16 or making his 50th century in Test cricket. It just as carefully chronicles and discusses his disappointments, failures and the controversies that have cropped up around his name, and provides an insight into Tendulkar the man, who has for so long been kept from public view. Above all, the book places Tendulkar in the context of the international cricket tradition and determines his exact place in world cricket history. Capacious and yet crisp, Sachin Tendulkar: A Definitive Biography is Tendulkar in totality.
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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 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 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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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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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 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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Die Magischen Sechs - Mr Vernons Zauberladen

Author: Neil Patrick Harris

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505141895

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Carter wächst bei seinem zwielichtigen Onkel auf, der ihm nichts als miese Zaubertricks beibringt. Als dieser einen besonders fiesen Coup abziehen will, haut Carter ab. Er landet ausgerechnet auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem Täuschung und Betrug an jeder Ecke lauern. Aber wie bei einem guten Zaubertrick können sich Dinge von einer Sekunde auf die nächste komplett ändern. So wird Carter dort unerwartet neue Freundschaften schließen und den wahren Zauber der Magie entdecken. Zusammen mit einer Bande gewitzter Zauberkünstler legt er schließlich dem betrügerischen Jahrmarktbetreiber das Handwerk und findet endlich eine richtige Familie: Die Magischen Sechs. Ein mitreißendes Abenteuer voller Magie und mit Herz von TV-Star Neil Patrick Harris!
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Cricket and Race

Author: Jack Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859733042

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Nominated for Cricket Society Book of the Year Award 2002. Winner of the 2001 Lord Aberdare Prize for Sports History. Any attempt to understand the nature of social relations and cultural identities in modern Britain must consider the significance of sport. Sports have had a crucial role in sustaining national consciousness. Because cricket has so often been regarded as a symbol of Englishness, especially amongst those with economic and political influence, the role of race in the sport provides penetrating insights into English national identity, from the belief in racial superiority underlying imperial expansion through to more recent debates about sporting links with South Africa, and racial animosities at test matches. This book examines cricket and race in England over the past century and a half. The author considers how far and in what respects cricket has reflected the racist assumptions of whites, and its role as an arena for ethnic conflict as well as understanding and harmony in England. In the first half of the twentieth century, commentary on the playing abilities of West Indian cricketers was often superficially laudatory but condescending in tone, and argued that racial characteristics would limit their achievements as players. More recently, campaigns to combat racism in the sport and the contributions of African-Caribbeans and Asians to recreational cricket show how central cricket is to appraisals of the cultural factors that have shaped ethnic relations. This absorbing book provides an incisive overview of the interconnections among cricket, race and culture.
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