The Illustrated History Of Indian Cricket

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The Illustrated History Of Indian Cricket
Cricket has been the binding spirit for a fractious India; it has been opium and adrenalin, valium and vitamin. It has been a vehicle for social mobility and has helped promote tolerance and secularism. The story of Indian cricket is the story of a society, a tapestry woven as a permanent work in progress by a nation in search of a definition. 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 - how we reinvented a game and found ourselves reflected in it. A mine of information for sports buffs, connoisseurs and academicians alike, the book is a frame-by-frame unfolding of an institution whose history is a fascinating tale of passion, drama, intrigue, scandal, agony and excitement spread over a century. 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. It describes how innovations like the IPL have contributed to the game's popularity and financial fortunes, and ends with the prophecy that come March 2010 when the IPL returns to India, the global constituency cultivated in 2009 will help make the tournament a truly global Indian export - India's only truly international sporting brand.
About the Author
Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire. A visiting professor at the University of Toronto, he has also taught at the University of Chicago and La Trobe University, Melbourne. Consulting Editor with Times Now Television, he is the Executive Academic Editor of the Routledge Journals, Sport in Society and Soccer and Society, and Joint General Editor of the Routledge series, Sport in the Global Society. Nominated for the Young Global Leader award by the World Economic Forum in 2009; some of his publications are Olympics: The India Story (with Nalin Mehta), 2008; Goalless: The Story of a Unique Footballing Nation (with Kausik Bandyopadhyay), 2006; and Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A social history of Indian cricket, 2004. A columnist for the Times of India, ESPN-Star Sports, Financial Express and Tehelka, he has also featured in programmes for Times Now, Ten Sports, ESPN and BBC Radio.
TitleThe Illustrated History Of Indian Cricket
Author NameBoria Majumdar
PublisherRoli Books Pvt. Ltd.
Publication Year2006
Total No. of Pages272
Weight1.5 KGS
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