Sport, Culture and Nation: Perspectives from Indian Football and South Asian Cricket (Hardback)Kausik Bandyopadhyay (author)
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In 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.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 403 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 18 mm
The volume under review looks at the implications of political appropriation of sports for state policy and behavior.-- The Book Review, October 2016
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