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An in-depth analysis of the intricate relationships among sport, culture, politics, identity and regional cooperation in South Asia
In South Asia, sport has long been a site—albeit ignored by social scientists—which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nations. This book highlights the importance of sport in colonial and postcolonial times in India and South Asia as an essential cultural experience, a political tool, a social instrument and a commercial force. It reveals how sport has become politically, socially, culturally and emotionally significant, particularly, football in India and cricket in South Asia. Sport, Culture and Nation would be useful to historians, political scientists, sociologists and to scholars of South Asian studies as well as culture and leisure studies.

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Author(s)Kausik Bandyopadhyay
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN9789351503026
Pages240
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2015