Sport, Culture and Nation: Perspectives from Indian Football and South Asian Cricket
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An in-depth analysis of the intricate relationships among sport, culture, politics, identity and regional cooperation in South AsiaIn South Asia, sport has long been a site albeit ignored by social scientists which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nations. This book highlights the importance of sport in colonial and postcolonial times in India and South Asia as an essential cultural experience, a political tool, a social instrument and a commercial force. It reveals how sport has become politically, socially, culturally and emotionally significant, particularly, football in India and cricket in South Asia.Sport, Culture and Nation would be useful to historians, political scientists, sociologists and to scholars of South Asian studies as well as culture and leisure studies. Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 'The Nation and Its Fragments': Football and Community in India Uncovering the Sleeping Giant Syndrome: India in Olympic Football Towards a Professional Identity: Soccer as a Career Option in Contemporary Manipur Cricket, Politics and Diplomacy: A Study of India's Friendship Tour of Pakistan, 2004 Cricketing Politics or Political Cricket: Politics, Power and Cricket Board Elections in India, 2004 2006 Asserting National Identity: The Decolonization of Bangladeshi Cricket Cricket under Siege: Terrorism, Security and the Future of Cricket in Pakistan Sport, Culture and Nation: Field Notes from Colombo and Kabul Epilogue Index
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15 Sep 2015
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