A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat: And Other Bizarre Ancient Sports Discovered in Asia (Paperback)

by Emma Levine

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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 adventure, which took her from camel wrestling in Turkey through bull racing in India and traditional gymnastics in Iran. Illustrated with stunning photography, this book evocatively portrays sporting ways of life rarely seen in the western world, revealing what it is about sport that makes it so universally inspiring.

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Published
07/08/2000

Publisher
Andre Deutsch Ltd

ISBN
9780233994161


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