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Reader Ì Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians ´ The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond Download Ö Boria majumdar º ➜ [KINDLE] ❆ Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field StorEleven Gods and a Billion Indians goes deep into every Indian cricket tour since 1886taking the reader backstage to when India played its first test in 1932 and bringing the story forward to thecontemporary IPLto provide a complex and nuanced understanding of the evolution and maturity of the game Eually it comes with material that has have never entered the public domain so fargoing behind the scenes of cases like Monkeygate the suspension of Lalit Modi spot fixing and the phase of judicial intervention It carries not just reportage and analysis but also player reminiscences personal interviews photographs and letters never known or discussed so far in Indian sporting discourse Weaving together such material Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly confronts uestions that demand answering among them Has internal bickering impacted the on field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some of our icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system? In the end in telling the story of the role of cricket in colonial and post colonial Indian life and the inter relationship between those who patronize promote play and view the sport Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unravels the story of a nation now considered the financial nerve centre of world cricket Great telling of the complex history of Indian cricket

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Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians goes deep into every Indian cricket tour since 1886taking the reader backstage to when India played its first test in 1932 and bringing the story forward to thecontemporary IPLto provide a complex and nuanced understanding of the evolution and maturity of the game Eually it comes with material that has have never entered the public domain so fargoing behind the scenes of cases like Monkeygate the suspension of Lalit Modi spot fixing and the phase of judicial intervention It carries not just reportage and analysis but also player reminiscences personal interviews photographs and letters never known or discussed so far in Indian sporting discourse Weaving together such material Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly confronts uestions that demand answering among them Has internal bickering impacted the on field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some of our icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system? In the end in telling the story of the role of cricket in colonial and post colonial Indian life and the inter relationship between those who patronize promote play and view the sport Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unravels the story of a nation now considered the financial nerve centre of world cricke The book is an excellent read to have some insider information of the behind the curtain politics and power struggles surrounding Indian cricket between 1983 and current time The author an eminent cricket historian of our times told the chain of events lucidly In the final chapters he also dwelled upon the power struggle and politics of the common man v royalties in the early parts of Indian cricket However the continuity somewhat broke between 1960 1983 period on which not much was written Once again this is an uniue and extremely insightful book for cricket lovers

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Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and BeyondT Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians goes deep into every Indian cricket tour since 1886taking the reader backstage to when India played its first test in 1932 and bringing the story forward to thecontemporary IPLto provide a complex and nuanced understanding of the evolution and maturity of the game Eually it comes with material that has have never entered the public domain so fargoing behind the scenes of cases like Monkeygate the suspension of Lalit Modi spot fixing and the phase of judicial intervention It carries not just reportage and analysis but also player reminiscences personal interviews photographs and letters never known or discussed so far in Indian sporting discourse Weaving together such material Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly confronts uestions that demand answering among them Has internal bickering impacted the on field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some of our icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system? In the end in telling the story of the role of cricket in colonial and post colonial Indian life and the inter relationship between those who patronize promote play and view the sport Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unravels the story of a nation now considered the financial nerve centre of world crick Delivery on timeBut the book is not at all interesting BORING Most of the book covers politics of ICC & BCCI Which is not interesting at all