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Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians (English, Hardcover, Boria Majumdar)

Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians  (English, Hardcover, Boria Majumdar)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster India
    • Genre: Sports and Games
    • ISBN: 9789386797186, 9386797186
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    Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians goes deep into every Indian cricket tour - taking the reader backstage to when India played its first test in 1932, and bringing the story forward to the more contemporary IPL - to provide a complex and nuanced understanding of the evolution and maturity of the game.
    Equally, it comes with material that has never entered the public domain so far - going behind the scenes of cases like Monkeygate, the suspension of Lalit Modi, spot fixing and the phase of judicial intervention. It carries not just reportage and analysis but also player reminiscences, personal interviews, photographs and letters never known or discussed so far in Indian sporting discourse.
    Weaving together such material, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly confronts questions that demand answering, among them: Has internal bickering impacted the on field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some of our icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system?
    In the end, in telling the story of the role of cricket in colonial and postcolonial Indian life, and the interrelationship between those who patronize, promote, play and view the sport, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unravels the story of a nation now considered the financial nerve centre of world cricket.



    About the Author

    Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is recognized as one of India's most influential commentators on sport. Having covered international sport between 2000 and 2017, he is currently Consulting Editor, Sports, India Today Group and Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire. He was formerly Sports Expert at Times Now and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Chicago and Toronto. Majumdar has written more than 1,000 columns on sport over the last fifteen years, and has authored/co-authored multiple books, among them Olympics: The India Story (with Nalin Mehta) and Playing It My Way - Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography.

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    5

    Perfect product!

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    just started reading. very intresting start.
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    5

    Classy product

    Got it one day after ordering. Excellent book about Indian cricket.
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    Just okay

    Well....a very heavy book in the first place. However most of the stories in the book were heard or read several times earlier. There is nothing new or dramatic revelation which will leave the reader in awe. The voluminous book could have been better served. And priced little high to read contents already in public domain.
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    Every cricket lover should read it once in a life. Totally Worth IT
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    Average read like all autobiographical writings !
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    A must read for any cricket fan
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    Q:What extra I am getting with order?? Other persons have got a extra small book.
    A:I have also got the same.
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    Q:Bengali version is available or not? If not then will it be available in future?
    A:no bengali version
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    Q:how i get Bengali book ?
    A:search on glipkart or college street..
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    Q:bengali version of this book is available or not?
    A:No..it is not.
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    Q:Bengali version is available or not?
    A:yes....a great book...must buy
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    Q:does this book with autographed by players?
    A:Yes...a printed booklet with some autographs was given alongside the book But it is rather childish and more a gimmick.
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