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A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat: And Other Bizarre Sports Discovered Across Asia

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During a seven-year journey around India, Emma Levine heard about the wonderful game of buzkashi, a kind of anarchic rugby on horseback where teams of men wrestle and race to grab a headless goat and propel it towards goal. This sparked a desire to explore Asia's unique traditional sports. A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat is Emma Levine's absorbing account of her epic a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Andre Deutsch (first published August 1st 2000)
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Babak Fakhamzadeh
It's hard to resist a book with a title like this, although the subtitle is annoying: "and other bizarre sports discovered across Asia". Using the word "bizarre" only says something about the author, not about the individuals practicing those sports and "discovered" implies they're hard to find or virtually non-existent.

Further, "across Asia" implies a much larger subject matter than the actual area of interest, with brief mentions of central Asia and the Caucasus and with a strong focus on Tur
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