A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport by Ramachandra Guha
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For this new edition, Ramachandra Guha has added a fresh introduction as well as a long new chapter, bringing the story up to date to cover, among other things, the advent of the Indian Premier League and the Indian team’s victory in the World Cup of 2011, these linked to social and economic transformations in contemporary India.
A pioneering work, essential for anyone interested in either of those vast themes, cricket and India, a Corner of a Foreign Field is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sport in society at large.