Playing for Freedom - A Historic Sports Victory

Playing for Freedom - A Historic Sports Victory

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Mohun Bagan Club’s epochal Indian Football Association Shield victory of 1911 by beating best of European military and civil teams is one of the most oft-spoken themes in all standard literature on the history of sport in India. From learned to laity, most Indians take a legitimate pride in reckoning that sporting success as a historic milestone not only in the history of Indian sport but also in that of Indian nationalism. This book examines the claims of the existing historiography of this event, which signifies it in terms of nationalism, racism, commercialism and culture, and offers a major corrective to the conventional of the Mohun Bagan victory of 1911. By unraveling the hitherto unexplored dimensions and implications of the event, the work attempts to reconstruct the nationalist, racist, social, cultural and commercial significance of the victory in proper historical perspective. The book will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to every library in India and abroad.

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Sub Title No
Author Kausik Bandyopadhyay
ISBN 10 Digit No
ISBN 13 Digit 9788187471455
Pages 174
Binding Hardcover
Year of Publication 2008
Edition of Book First
Language English
Illustrations No

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