The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India download free [PDF and Ebook] by James Astill

The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India download free [PDF and Ebook] by James Astill year 2014
  • Book name: The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India
  • Author: James Astill
  • Release date: 2014/12/14
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9781408158777
  • Rating: 8.61 of 10
  • Votes: 510
  • Review by: Ione Sanders
  • Review rating: 7.2 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League - cricket, but not as we knew it. It involved big money, glitz, prancing girls and Bollywood stars. It was not so much sport as tamasha: a great entertainment. The Great Tamasha examines how a game and a country, both regarded as synonymous with infinite patience, managed to produce such an event. James Astill explains how India's economic surge and cricketing obsession made it the dominant power in world cricket, off the field if rarely on it. He tells how cricket has become the central focus of the world's second-biggest nation: the place where power and money and celebrity and corruption all meet, to the rapt attention of a billion eyeballs. Astill crosses the subcontinent and, over endless cups of tea, meets the people who make up modern India - from faded princes to back-street bookmakers, slum kids to squillionaires - and sees how cricket shapes their lives and that of their country. Finally, in London he meets Indian cricket's fallen star, Lalit Modi, whose driving energy helped build this new form of cricket before he was dismissed in disgrace: a story that says much about modern India. The Great Tamasha is a fascinating examination of the most important development in cricket today. A brilliant evocation of an endlessly beguiling country, it is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of modern India.Winner of the British Sports Book Awards Cricket Book of the Year 2014.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H17M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Sociology, 21st Century History: From C 2000 -, Asian History, Cricket, Social & Cultural History
  • Available formats: AZW, WORD, DOC, PDF, MobiPocket, EPUB, TXT, AZW3. Compressed in CPIO, LZO, CBC, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.98 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x21mm
  • Weight: 256g
  • Printed by: Wisden
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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