A Corner of A Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport (Paperback)- by Ramachandra Guha

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A Corner of A Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport (Paperback)- by Ramachandra Guha

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0143427687
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Random House India (24 November 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 568 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780143427681
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143427681
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 440 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20 x 14 x 4 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India

 

 

A Corner of a Foreign Field seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous or forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book but so, too, in unexpected ways, do B. R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and M. A. Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great British cricketers, Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine, provide a window into the operations of Empire. The remarkable life of India’s first great slow bowler, Palwankar Baloo, provides an arresting new perspective on the struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the destructive passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan.

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