A Corner of a Foreign Field

A Corner of a Foreign Field (English, Paperback, Guha Ramachandra)

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A Corner of a Foreign Field  (English, Paperback, Guha Ramachandra)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: Sports & Recreation
    • ISBN: 9780143427681, 0143427687
    • Pages: 552
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    A Corner of a Foreign Field seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous or forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book but so, too, in unexpected ways, do B. R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, and M. A. Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great British cricketers, Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine, provide a window into the operations of Empire. The remarkable life of India's first great slow bowler, Palwankar Baloo, provides an arresting new perspective on the struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the destructive passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan. For this new edition, Ramachandra Guha has added a fresh introduction as well as a long new chapter, bringing the story up to date to cover, among other things, the advent of the Indian Premier League and the Indian team's victory in the World Cup of 2011, these linked to social and economic transformations in contemporary India. A pioneering work, essential for anyone interested in either of those vast themes, cricket and India, A Corner of a Foreign Field is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sport in society at large.
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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 leav...
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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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    Hated it!

    Yellow pages, it was used!
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