Overview:Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India - Contemporary Asia in the World - Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India's engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and made wholly India's own. Sen's innovative project casts sport less as a natural expression of human competition than as an instructive practice reflecting a unique play with power, morality, aesthetics, identity, and money.Sen follows the transformation of sport from an elite, kingly pastime to a national obsession tied to colonialism, nationalism, and free market liberalization. He pays special attention to two modern phenomena: the dominance of cricket in the Indian consciousness and the chronic failure of a billion-strong nation to compete successfully in international sporting competitions, such as the Olympics. Innovatively incorporating examples from popular media and other unconventional sources, Sen not only captures the political nature of sport in India but also reveals the patterns of patronage, clientage, and institutionalization that have bound this diverse nation together for centuries.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725646-9780231164900. It was written by the following authors: Ronojoy Sen. Book Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India - Contemporary Asia in the World, which can be read online, published by the company: Columbia University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Education, Society, Politics, History. The book was published on 2015-11-13 00:00:00. It has 400 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 680 g. File for download Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India - Contemporary Asia in the World has PDF format and is called nation-at-play-a-history-of-sport-in-india-contemporary-asia-in-the-world.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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