Olympics -The India Story

Harper Collins
5

'A pioneering and long-awaited book ... a delightful read' -Hindustan Times 'The first detailed history of India's Olympic experience ... a valuable addition to contemporary knowledge'-India Today When and how did the Olympic movement take root in India? Who were the early players and why did they appropriate Olympic sport to further their political ambitions? In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. Olympics: The India Story sets that right. Drawing on previously unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an important strategic outpost in the Olympic family. It explores why the Indian elite became obsessed with the Olympic ideal at the turn of the twentieth century and how this relates to India's quest for a meaningful role on the international stage. First published to critical acclaim in 2008, this revised edition includes a new, incisive chapter on India's medal prospects at the London Olympics, thus bringing India's Olympic story up-to-date.
Read more

About the author

Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar and founding trustee of the South Asia Research Foundation, is a senior research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and an Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia. A consulting Editor with Times Global Broadcasting Company, he has written extensively on the history and politics of sport in India and the world both for the academic and the popular medium. As visiting professor at the University of Toronto, he has taught the history of the Commonwealth Games for over four years now with Professor Bruce Kidd. He will be covering the 2010 Commonwealth Games for Times Now Television.
Read more

Reviews

4.2
5 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Harper Collins
Read more
Published on
Jun 18, 2012
Read more
Pages
532
Read more
ISBN
9789350295090
Read more
Features
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Sports & Recreation / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.