Akhada : The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat who inspired Dangal
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Akhada : The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat who inspired Dangal (English, Paperback, Saurabh Duggal)

Akhada : The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat who inspired Dangal  (English, Paperback, Saurabh Duggal)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette India
    • ISBN: 9789351951346, 9351951340
    • Edition: 2016
    • Pages: 232
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    The inspiring life story of one of India�s greatest wrestling coaches. In 2000, after the Olympic Games closed with much fanfare in Sydney, legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat watched, dejected and heartbroken, as the prize reserved by his state government for winners of Olympic medals in wrestling were left unclaimed. Determined to never see this instance repeated, Phogat decided to do the unthinkable. Much to his neighbours� curiosity he spent two days digging a pit in his courtyard and asked his young daughters and nieces to join him there at the break of dawn one day. Little did they know that this unusual command from him would change their lives forever. Yet, each of their wins in the ring, every ambition he had for them, came at great personal cost. In the small village of Balali in Haryana, a state infamous for its practice of female foeticide and low literacy rates, Phogat had to battle not just deep social stigma and an apathetic government, but also a disapproving family and personal tragedy to train the girls in his sport. Due to his efforts, the girls have all gone on to win medals and acclaim at the national and international levels, including at the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Akhada tells the remarkable story of a man of tremendous fortitude, of a father who fought against all odds to give his daughters a future they could not have dreamed for themselves.,

    About the Author


    : Saurabh Duggal is a special correspondent with Hindustan Times, Chandigarh. His main area of interest is Olympic disciplines. He covered the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics for the newspaper and has been selected for the prestigious Inclusive Media�UNDP Fellowship 2015 to study sports as a vehicle for social upliftment, economic change and women�s empowerment in rural Haryana.
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      • Hachette India
    • Publication Year
      • 2016 December
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      • Saurabh Duggal
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    Delightful

    This book always inspiration by Amirkhan Dangal movie
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    Must buy!

    Thanks flipkart for providing such a book at discount
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    Perfect product!

    Salute to phogat family !!
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    Simply awesome

    Such a great inspiring story
    One of the best books I've ever read
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