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Sport, Culture and Nation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Sport, Culture and Nation

An in-depth analysis of the intricate relationships among sport, culture, politics, identity and regional cooperation in South Asia In South Asia, sport has long been a site—albeit ignored by social scientists—which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nations. This book highlights the importance of sport in colonial and postcolonial times in India and South Asia as an essential cultural experience, a political tool, a social instrument and a commercial force. It reveals how sport has become politically, socially, culturally and emotionally significant, particularly, football in India and cricket in South Asia. Sport, Culture and Nation would be useful to historians, political scientists, sociologists and to scholars of South Asian studies as well as culture and leisure studies.

The Ultimate Olympic Quiz Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 234

The Ultimate Olympic Quiz Book

The Olympics are much more than 'citius, altius, fortius' (faster, higher, stronger). They are a canvas on which myriad moments of grit and glory are drawn, and ballads of human endurance, perseverance, comebacks and heartbreaks are writ.The Ultimate Olympic Quiz Book celebrates the indomitable spirit and optimism of the Greatest Show on Earth through quizzes and factoids that encapsulate some of the most fascinating tales of success and failure, and those never-seen-before-or-after moments.From the ancient Olympiads to Coubertin's modern Games; from the lesser-known facts about the Winter Games to India's icons and forgotten heroes, this book has all the answers to every question you might have about the Olympics.

Sachin
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Sachin

When he picks up the willow, cricket fans across the world hold their breath. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is not just a cricketer, but an inspirer of dreams, a statistician's delight and a treat for a cricket connoisseur. This book delves into the life of the milestone man, both on and off the field, through quizzes and a slew of factoids and trivia about him. The questions, encompassing various phases of Sachin's life and cricketing career, try to unravel the enigma that is the man and gives a chance to his fans to test their knowledge about their idol. Ranging from his childhood, to his days as a prodigy, to his baptism by fire in international cricket, to the making of the greatest modern-day cricketer and an iconic brand, the book covers a wide spectrum of interesting information and lesser-known facts about India's biggest sporting icon.

Doha!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

Doha!

"We NRIs are made to sweat in places that friends back home have no clue about." The portly colleague from IT department fittingly described her state... In his homeland, an expatriate is looked up in awe, with 'look how far he has gone' or 'minting money abroad' becoming clichd sentences. The reality, however, is much different. Doha! Diary of a Delhi-O-holic is an honest portrayal of an expatriate's lifestyle in the Middle East, that is monotonous, to say the least. The author, an expat himself, has flattened the overhyped word. The 16 short stories, written in an engaging and satirical style, are bound to captivate the heart and mind of the readers. In the Indian context, the word expat equates with those acronyms 'NRI' or 'PIO', that are considered hallowed. The memoir summarises the journey of the protagonist in a melting pot of cultures with oil, sports, cyberspace, and exchange rate thrown in. A must read for those, seeking that elusive adrenaline rush off the shelves. It will leave an indelible mark on your soul that yearns for an escape route from your mundane existence. Maybe, it's time you stop seeing the expats through rose-coloured glasses.

Sport in South Asian Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Sport in South Asian Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-09-13
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  • Publisher: Routledge

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 history of the game in one province or region. Furthermore, it demonstrates that it would be wrong to understand sport in terms of the exigencies of the colonial state. Drawing inspiration from C.L.R. James' well-known epigram, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?' the findings suggest that South Asian sport makes sense only when it is placed within the broader colonial and post-colonial context. The book demonstrates that sport not only influences politics and vice versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political, it is politics, intrigue, culture and art. To deny this is to denigrate the position of sport in modern South Asian society. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Routledge Handbook of Tennis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 478

Routledge Handbook of Tennis

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-02-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, as levels of participation and spectatorship demonstrate. Moreover, tennis has always been one of the world’s most significant sports, expressing crucial fractures of social class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity - both on and off court. This is the first book to undertake a survey of the historical and socio-cultural sweep of tennis, exploring key themes from governance, development and social inclusion to national identity and the role of the media. It is presented in three parts: historical developments; culture and representations; and politics and social issues, and features contributions by leading tennis scholars from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The most authoritative book published to date on the history, culture and politics of tennis, this is an essential reference for any course or program examining the history, sociology, politics or culture of sport.

Routledge Companion to Sports History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 672

Routledge Companion to Sports History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-12-17
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book ...

The HarperCollins Book of World Cup Trivia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

The HarperCollins Book of World Cup Trivia

Which charismatic Kiwi batsman is also the cousin of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Russell Crowe?Which South Africa-born motivational speaker played a key role in India's 2011 World Cup win and Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup victory?Which former cricketer, besides being a successful coach of several teams - including India - is also credited for devising Zimbabwe's car registration system?Which batsman piloted the special flight that flew Arjuna Ranatunga's victorious Sri Lankan team home from Lahore in 1996?The HarperCollins Book of World Cup Trivia is not a mere collection of factoids and cricket records. It skilfully combines history, highlights, statistics and information in one comprehensive and ambitious edition. Starting from the first tournament in England in 1975, to the 2011 edition in the Indian subcontinent, this book is the perfect knowledge companion to the only quadrennial tournament that truly matters in world cricket.

Nation at Play
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Nation at Play

Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India's engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and made wholly India's own. Sen's innovative project casts sport less as a natural expression of human competition than as an instructive practice reflecting a unique play with power, morality, aesthetics, identity, and money. Sen follows the transformation of sport from an elite, kingly pastime to a national obsession tied to colonialism, nationalism,...

Back to the Roots: A Definitive Guide to Grassroots & Football Development
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Back to the Roots: A Definitive Guide to Grassroots & Football Development

The book presents an insight into football development and every aspect of it is comprehensively covered with a special focus on grassroots football. Back to the Roots illustrates in detail the player development process, underlining and envisaging key aspects required for the successful and sustainable player development pathway. It highlights the importance of football in schools and training academies for young talent. The author, being associated with the game and its development for many years, presents a road-map for making football an integral part of the school education system. With an emphasis on the role of leadership in football development for bringing in a change or developing the game from every aspect, this book is a must read for everyone involved with the beautiful game – be it budding players, administrators, fans, policy makers, parents, coaches as well as young and old enthusiasts of the game.