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- DescriptionIn 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 ecomic 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 phemen. 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 w 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.
- Author BiographyMihir Bose is an award-winning cricket and sports news correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. He is also the author of a number of books, including A History of Indian Cricket and Raj, Secrets, Revolution: A Life of Subhas Chandra Bose. He lives in London.
- Author(s)Mihir Bose
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/11/2005
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleSport in the Global Society
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note18 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white tables, 11 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
- Weight612 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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