This beautiful book tells the story of Indian polo from the earliest incarnation of the modern game in Manipur, India, right up to the modern day.From the British tea planters in India who first witnessed the game in the early 1800s, to the Indian army, who made an enormous contribution to keeping polo alive after Independence, this exciting and agile game has attracted a legion of loyal fans.Traditionally a royal sport, the Indian states of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Patiala did much to advance the popularity of polo in the early 20th century, producing some of the best-known icons of polo."Polo in India" chronicles the history of the game from those early beginnings to modern times, when polo has come a full circle and is witnessing a fresh revival in India.The book also includes a chapter on international polo with images from other polo-loving nations: France, England, Mongolia and Argentina. With text by polo player and commentator Jaisal Singh, and supported by images from various princely archives and international polo clubs, this book is the only volume of its kind and is a remarkable keepsake for any devotee of this exhilarating sport.
New Holland Publishers Ltd
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