A Corner Of A Foreign Field

Author: GUHA RAMACHANDRA
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In this book, the author seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous of forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book, but so too, in arresting and unexpected wats, do Mahata Gandhi and Muhamma Ali Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great English cricketers Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine provide a window into the operations of the empire. The remarkable life of India's first great slow bowler, Palwankar Balooo, introduces the reader to the still unfinished struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the destructive passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan