Romancing the game : a memoir straight from the heart

S., Giridhar (2021) Romancing the game : a memoir straight from the heart. Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (37). pp. 25-26. ISSN 2349-8846

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I first encountered Ramachandra Guha in his book Wickets in the East: An Anecdotal History. This was in the early 1990s. While India did have fi ne sports journalists, there were not many cricket books by Indian writers, the exceptions being a Sujit Mukherji or a N S Ramaswami. Guha’s book was like a fresh breeze, a proclamation of rare talent. But even before his arrival as a writer of cricket history, he had announced himself with his fi rst book, The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya (1989).

Item Type: Article
Authors: S., Giridhar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Book review, Sports, Commonwealth, Cricket, Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI, Indian Premier League, IPL
Subjects: The arts; fine & decorative arts
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
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