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A Maidan View: The Magic of Indian Cricket

Mihir Bose (Author)
Synopsis An updated and revised edition of the classic study of Indian cricket. It has been said that whether one loves India or hates it, it is a country with an infinite capacity for surprise. The same can be said of the sport that permeates the very fabric of the country, dominating the public mind and causing euphoria and heartbreak in equal measure. In A Maidan View: The Magic of Indian Cricket, Mihir Bose examines cricket's influence on India, from the unorganized beginnings to the widespread growth that has led to India becoming the commercial backbone of the sport worldwide. He explores the social factors that led to the game's development, from the early adoption by the princes and the Parsee community to the growth of the office teams that featured Test stars. According to Bose, the critical decision by Nehru to be a part of the Commonwealth after Independence ensured that cricket remained in India. The game was further fostered in the country by the nouveau riche taking to the sport as a symbol of their wealth, gully cricket with an assortment of rules and fielders, and, more recently, the television-rights revolution of the 1990s. Bose's socio-historical look at cricket in India has personal reflections and memories of great cricket matches, and carries some wonderful anecdotes and forgotten stories amidst thought-provoking commentary.
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About the author

Mihir Bose

Mihir Bose was born in 1947, just before Indian independence, and grew up in Bombay. He went to England in 1969 to study and qualified as a chartered accountant. Almost immediately he took to his first love of journalism and writing. He has written for all the major newspapers in Britain, including the Sunday Times for twenty years and the Daily Telegraph since 1995. Having concentrated on business journalism in his early years he now specialises in investigative sports reporting, particularly the growing field of sports business and politics. He has won several awards for his newspaper writings, including Business Columnist of the Year, Sports Reporter of the Year and Sports Story of the Year. His History of Indian Cricket was the first book by an Indian writer to win the prestigious Cricket Society Literary Award in 1990. His study of sports and apartheid Sporting Colours was runner-up in the 1994 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. He has so far written twenty-one books ranging from histories and biographies to books on business, cricket and football. He lives with his wife in west London.

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Title A Maidan View: The Magic of Indian Cricket
Author Mihir Bose
Format Softcover
Date published: 14.09.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0143032178
length 372p.
Subjects Sports > Cricket