About the Book :
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 Indias medal prospects at the London Olympics, thus bringing India's Olympic story up-to-date.
About the Author :
Boria Majumdar is a senior research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and adjunct professor at the Monash University, Australia. He has taught courses on the Olympic Games and Olympism at the universities of Chicago and Toronto. He will be covering the London Olympic Games for Times Now Television.Nalin Mehta is a visiting senior research fellow at the Asia Research Institute and Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. Mehta's books include the award-winning India on Television and, with Boria Majumdar, the best-selling Sellotape Legacy: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games.
|Title:||Olympics: The India Story||Publisher:||Harper Sport|
|Author:||Nalin Mehta, Boria Majumdar|
|No. of Pages:||532|
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