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A Corner of a Foreign Field (English)

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Author: Guha R
Language: English
Length: 512 pages
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
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C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book, but so too, in arresting and unexpected ways, do Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great English cricketers, Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine, provide a window into the operations of Empire. The extraordinary life of India's first great slow bowler, Palwankar Baloo, introduces the reader to the still-unfinished struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the extraordinary passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan.An important, pioneering work, essential for anyone interested in cricket and India, A Corner of a Foreign Field is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sport in society at large, and how sport can influence both social and political history. ' An original, scholarly and highly entertaining work by a writer who combines the skills of biographer, anthropologist, cricket journalist and political historian' David Gilmour, Spectator 'A fascinating social study, absorbingly told and with much charm' Independent 'Guha efortlessly blends political and social history with a chronology of the game and those who play it in a country, as he puts it, "where all things are turned upside down"' Time Out
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Specifications of A Corner of a Foreign Field (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher Pan MacMillan
ISBN-10 0330491172
Edition ILL
Number of Pages 512 Pages
Publication Year 2002 December
Language English
ISBN-13 9780330491174
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 372 g
Height 7.51
Width 5
Depth 1.49
Contributors
Author Info Born in Dehradun in 1958, Ramachandra Guha was educated in Delhi and Cal
Author Guha R
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Dhruv Suri

Feb 5, 2012

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The origins of cricket in India

Why did India start playing cricket, a primarily English game? Why was the bombay quadrangular tournament so important, both politically and sportingly? You will also be introduced to P Baloo. After reading this book, I am of the view that he is the biggest and most unsung hero of Indian cricket. Thanks to the author for highlighting his contribution to Indian cricket.
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Vamsi Krishna

Aug 26, 2011

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Great Book !!

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Devraj Mandal

Jul 11, 2012

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How a game can hold the nation

This is a great book . Though i had read quite a few books on cricket including some of gavaskar's and sandeep patel I really felt astounded by the research done by Mr. Guha .... The book amply illustrates how the game of cricket though of foreign origin came to India .... how it developed communal feelings .. how an untouchable was the first great superstar of Indian Cricket .. and though in-spite of our aversion to anything foreign this so called British sport became our National Sport leaving Hockey
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