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The Resource Nation at play: : a history of sport in India, Ronojoy Sen

Nation at play: : a history of sport in India, Ronojoy Sen

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Nation at play: : a history of sport in India
Title
Nation at play:
Title remainder
a history of sport in India
Statement of responsibility
Ronojoy Sen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Midwest
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Sen, Ronojoy
Dewey number
796.0954
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Contemporary Asia in the world
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  • Sports
  • Sports
  • India
Target audience
adult
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Nation at play: : a history of sport in India, Ronojoy Sen
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11861877
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780231539937
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11861877
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remote
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11861877
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Nation at play: : a history of sport in India, Ronojoy Sen
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11861877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231539937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11861877
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861877
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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