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  • Lost Histories of Indian Cricketby Boria Majumdar

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 64.95

    Lost Histories of Indian Cricket studies the personalities and controversies that have shaped Indian cricket over the years and brings to life the intensity surrounding India's national game. It may be true that that cricket today arouses more passions in India than in any other cricket playing country in the world. Yet, when it comes to writing... more...

  • Cricket in Colonial India 1780 ¿ 1947by Boria Majumdar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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... more...

  • Cricketing Cultures in Conflictby Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    The 2003 World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a world cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realize its dream of political unity. Dealing with themes of racial/political unification, commercialization, the media and globalisation,... more...

  • India and the Olympicsby Boria Majumdar; Nalin Mehta

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. This book is a corrective. Drawing on newly available and hitherto unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an important strategic outpost in the Olympic movement that started as a global phenomenon at the turn of the twentieth century.... more...

  • OLYMPISM GLOBAL VISION - MAJUMDARby Boria Majumdar; Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art.... more...

  • MODERN SPORT THE GLOBAL OBSESSIONby Boria Majumdar; Fan Hong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and... more...

  • SPORT IN SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETYby Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the... more...

  • CRICKET RACE & 2007 WORLD CUPby Boria Majumdar; Jon Gemmell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within the global environment. Primarily the world game has become commercialised. This collection of essays assesses the developments within major playing... more...

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