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Soccer in South Asia : Empire, Nation, Diaspora - Paul Dimeo

Soccer in South Asia

Empire, Nation, Diaspora

By: Paul Dimeo (Editor), James Mills (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9780714651460
Number Of Pages: 200

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This volume brings together experts from around the world and from the football industry to focus on south Asian football. The book traces the history, achievments and prospects of football both in south Asia and among ex-patriate Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities. The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian game are considered. Future scenarios are explored and models for progression and problems facing the sport in south Asia are outlined.

List of Photographsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Series Editor's Forewordp. xi
Introduction: Empire, Nation, Diasporap. 1
Triumphs and Disasters: The Story of Indian Football, 1889-2000p. 17
Soccer as Moral Training: Missionary Intentions and Imperial Legaciesp. 41
Football and Politics in Bengal: Colonialism, Nationalism, Communalismp. 57
Football in Goa: Sport, Politics and the Portuguese in Indiap. 75
'Kicking the Buddha's Head': India, Tibet and Footballing Colonialismp. 89
The Corporates and the Game: Football in India and the Conflicts of the 1990sp. 105
'There Are Such Talents in India': Future Footballers of India--Problems and Possibilitiesp. 128
Talent Identification and Development in Indian Footballp. 146
Conclusion: Soccer in South Asia--Past, Present and Futurep. 162
Select Bibliographyp. 171
Notes on Contributorsp. 174
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9780714651460
ISBN-10: 071465146X
Series: Cass Series on Political Violence
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1