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Sport in South Asian Society : Past and Present.

Author: Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Sport in the global society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Majumdar, Boria.
Sport in South Asian Society : Past and Present.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan
ISBN: 9781317998945 1317998944
OCLC Number: 870590728
Description: 1 online resource (355 pages).
Contents: Cover; Sport in South Asian Society; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Fall and Rise of Indian Sports History; Prologue: Stepping Stones Across a Stream; Raj and Post Raj Identities: Sport & South Asia; The Early Cricketing Tours: Imperial Provenance and Radical Potential; 1911 in Retrospect: A Revisionist Perspective on a Famous Indian Sporting Victory; Imperial Tool 'For' Nationalist Resistance: The 'Games Ethic' in Indian History. Imperial and Post-Imperial Congruence: A Challenge to Ideological SimplificationNarrative Histories: Sport in Colonial and Post Colonial South Asia; 'An Inheritance from the British': The Indian Boxing Story; 'Legacies, Halcyon Days and Thereafter': A Brief History of Indian Tennis; Marginal Voices: Women's Sport inColonial and Post Colonial South Asia; Bengali Girls in Sport: A Socio-economic Study of Kabadi; Fleshing Out Mandira: Hemming in the Women's Constituency in Cricket; Women In Sport: The Parsis and Jews in Twentieth-Century India. Lagaan --
Undertones and Overtones:South Asian Sport, Culture, SocietyCricket or Cricket Spectacle? Looking Beyond Cricket to Understand Lagaan; Bollywood Motifs: Cricket Fiction and Fictional Cricket; Cementing Ties: Sport in South Asian Diplomacy; Manufacturing Unison: Muslims, Hindus and Indians during the India-Pakistan Match; Globalizing Patriotism? Some Lessons from the Cricket World Cup of 2003; To Play Or Not To Play: Fabricating Consent over the Indo-Pak Cricket Series; Cross Cutting Identities: Sport and the South Asian Diaspora. Spectatorship, Fandom, and Nationalism in the South Asian Diaspora: The 2003 Cricket World CupCricketing Fervour and Islamic Fervour: Marginalisation in the Diaspora; Epilogue: '. . . there is always change'; Index.
Series Title: Sport in the global society.

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Linking sport to the emergence and growth of modern Asian society this collection of articles offers a history of politics, culture and sport in the world's most populous region.  Read more...

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