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Playing off the Field: Explorations in the History of Sport

Kausik Bandyopadhyay (Author)
Synopsis The history of Sport is only in its infancy in Indian academia.  To establish its credibility as a viable academic discipline has proved something of a struggle for those Indian historian engaged in its research for the past few years.  The struggle is overcome elsewhere in the world.  To overcome it in India, the teaching of sports history within the broader discipline of history must go hand in hand with serious research.  t his book, which comprises a collection of essays and book reviews by the author published in national and international journals over the past five years, using sport as a lens, considers some relevant themes of social history, and brings forth some important issues of contemporary history.
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About the author

Kausik Bandyopadhyay

Kausik Bandyopadhyay teaches history at North Bengal University and is currently completing his doctorate on the social history of Bengali football at the University of Calcutta. Associate Editor of the journal Soccer and Society, he has written extensively on football for Kick-Off, the magazine of the Indian Football Federation, and Anandabazar Patrika.

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Title Playing off the Field: Explorations in the History of Sport
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Towards Freedom
Language: English
isbn 9788182060104
length xv+216p., Notes; References; Plates; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Sports