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  1. India and the Olympics

    By Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. This book is a corrective. Drawing on newly available and hitherto unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an important strategic outpost in the Olympic movement that started as a...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Modern Sport – The Global Obsession

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game – it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that...

    Published October 15th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Sport in South Asian Society

    Past and Present

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Olympism: The Global Vision

    From Nationalism to Internationalism

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only...

    Published February 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Football Fans Around the World

    From Supporters to Fanatics

    Edited by Sean Brown, Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express...

    Published February 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  6. Cricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Jon Gemmell

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within the global environment. Primarily the world game has become commercialised. This collection...

    Published February 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

    By Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to...

    Published May 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  8. A Social History of Indian Football

    Striving to Score

    By Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs - designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the...

    Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Lost Histories of Indian Cricket

    Battles Off the Pitch

    By Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Lost Histories of Indian Cricket studies the personalities and controversies that have shaped Indian cricket over the years and brings to life the intensity surrounding India's national game. It may be true that that cricket today arouses more passions in India than in any other cricket playing...

    Published December 12th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Cricketing Cultures in Conflict

    Cricketing World Cup 2003

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The 2003 World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a world cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realize its dream of political unity.Dealing with themes of racial/political...

    Published May 20th 2004 by Routledge

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