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A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport.

This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the history of the game in one p
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Hardcover, 344 pages
Published June 6th 2005 by Routledge (first published May 1st 2005)
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Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is a Research Fellow at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has taught at the Universities of Chicago and Toronto and has written extensively on the history and politics of cricket in India and across the world. Deputy Executive Academic Editor of the International Journal of History of Sport and Executive Academic Editor of Sport in Society, he is General Editor o ...more
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