Olympics The India Story (hb)

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Author: Majumdar Boria
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Edition: 20080718
ISBN-10: 8172237596
ISBN-13: 9788172237592
No of pages: 532
Language: English
Book binding: Paperback

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Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar and founding trustee of the South Asia Research Foundation, is a senior research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and an Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia. A consulting Editor with Times Global Broadcasting Company, he has written extensively on the history and politics of sport in India and the world both for the academic and the popular medium. As visiting professor at the University of Toronto, he has taught the history of the Commonwealth Games for over four years now with Professor Bruce Kidd. He will be covering the 2010 Commonwealth Games for Times Now Television.

'At a time when historians around the world are increasingly recognizing global stories of Olympism as crucial to understanding the working of societies, there has been no detailed history of India's Olympic experience. This is a glaring anomaly for a country that became the first colonized nation to join the Olympic movement, one that dazzled the world with its early hockey wins and one whose Olympic history contains within its folds hitherto unknown chapters of the development of Indian nationalism and identity...This monograph is unique because it is built on as yet virgin archive of Indian history. For the first time we have unlimited access to the hitherto inaccessible 'official' archive of the International Olympic Committee at the IOC museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.'