The Great Tamasha

Author: James Astill
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To understand modern India, one must look at the business of cricket within the country. When Lalit Modi—an Indian businessman with a criminal record, a history of failed business ventures, and a reputation for audacious deal making—created a Twenty20 cricket league in India in 2008, the odds were stacked against him. International cricket was still controlled from London, where they played the long, slow game of Test cricket by the old rules. Indians had traditionally underperformed in the sport but the game remained a national passion. Adopting the highly commercial American model of sporting tournaments, and throwing scantily clad western cheerleaders into the mix, Modi gave himself three months to succeed. And succeed he did—dazzlingly—before he and his league crashed to earth amid astonishing scandal and corruption. The emergence of the IPL is a remarkable tale. Cricket is at the heart of the miracle that is modern India. As a business, it...

The Great Indian Matrimonial Tamasha

Author: Himika Ganguly
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 9352067266
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She looked at her watch for the sixth time and prayed silently for the eighth time. Ten minutes to call it an hour. Her mother wouldn’t go to sleep happily tonight. Her father would once again get sandwiched in a nasty debate between the two most important women in his life. But then again, such is living. In the DOTCOM MARRIAGE ERA. Welcome to the life of Ms Bengal Rani who has set out on one of the most arduous tasks of her life, which is finding a man to marry. Actually happily marry. Now, the most obvious option for her is the booming online shaadi bazaar of our country. Problem solved? Not really. In fact, it gets more twisted here on. A day dreamer, Mr Telecom Raja, with a bucket list so bizarre that can be safely named cringe worthy, or a narcissist Aeroplane Mistri who meets every girl with a pre-conceived notion that she is already smitten. These and more are specimens of the prospective bridegrooms who Bengal Rani is encountering. And with raised eyebrows realising a simple fact of life — All men are not from Mars. Some escaped Black Hole and need to be sent back to it. On urgent basis! Are these the experiences of only one woman? No, for a book like this, a lot of interesting, intelligent and slightly frustrated women need to meet…gossip…and bitch. Are these experiences 100% real? I leave that on you to decide. But then, I rarely lie. So welcome to my Tamasha — a Pandora ’s Box of extreme encounters!

Cricket A Political History Of The Global Game 1945 2017

Author: Stephen Wagg
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317557298
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Cricket is an enduring paradox. On the one hand, it symbolises much that is outmoded: imperialism; a leisured elite; a rural, aristocratic Englishness. On the other, it endures as a global game and does so by skilful adaptation, trading partly on its mythic past and partly on its capacity to repackage itself. This ambitious new history recounts the politics of cricket around the world since the Second World War, examining key cultural and political themes, including decolonisation, racism, gender, globalisation, corruption and commercialisation. Part One looks at the transformation of cricket cultures in the ten territories of the former British Empire in the years immediately after 1945, a time when decolonisation and the search for national identity touched every cricket playing region in the world. Part Two focuses on globalisation and the game’s evolution as an international sport, analysing: social change and the Ashes; the campaigns for new cricket formats; the development of the women’s game; the new breed of coach; the limits to the game’s global expansion; and the rise of India as the world’s leading cricket power. Cricket: A Political History of the Global Game, 1945-2017 is fascinating reading for anybody interested in the contemporary history of sport.

The British Friend

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Modern India And The Indians

Author: Sir Monier Monier-Williams
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The Chronicles Of Budgepore Or Sketches Of Life In Upper India

Author: Iltudus Thomas Prichard
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News As Entertainment

Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446233316
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"Thussu brings to this project the passion for news of a socially committed former journalist, the political economy of his international relations education and a formidable assembly of global detail, examining the recent explosion of 'infotainment'." - John Downing, Southern Illinois University "Thussu's account of war as infotainment, the Bollywoodization of news and the emergence of a global infotainment sphere is as compelling as it is alarming. This is a significant and essential book for anyone interested in exploring the connections between news journalism, informed citizenship and democracy." - Bob Franklin, The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism. Chapters include a historical appraisal of infotainment; the infrastructure for its globalization as well as coverage of recent wars on television news as high-tech infotainment and the growing synergies between Hollywood and Bollywood-originated infotainment. A 'global infotainment sphere' is emerging, the book argues, within which competing versions of news - from 24/7 news networks to bloggers - coexist. Accessible, engagingly written and robustly argued, the book combines analyses of theoretical debates on infotainment with extensive and up-to-date comparative data.

The Pall Mall Budget

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Climbing And Exploration In The Karakoram Himalayas

Author: Sir William Martin Conway
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Indian Memories

Author: W. S. Burrell
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British Asian Theatre

Author: Dominic Hingorani
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137083719
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This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.

Thought

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The Haileybury Observer

Author: East India college
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Mansha Yad S Tamasha Other Stories

Author: Muḥammad Manshā Yād
Editor: Apt Books
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Eighteen short stories translated from Urdu into English by eminent literary figures.

Decolonization In South Asia

Author: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134018231
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This book explores the meanings and complexities of India’s experience of transition from colonial to the post-colonial period. It focuses on the first five years – from independence on 15th August 1947 to the first general election in January 1952 – in the politics of West Bengal, the new Indian province that was created as a result of the Partition. The author, a specialist on the history of modern India, discusses what freedom actually meant to various individuals, communities and political parties, how they responded to it, how they extended its meaning and how in their anxiety to confront the realities of free India, they began to invent new enemies of their newly acquired freedom. By emphasising the representations of popular mentality rather than the institutional changes brought in by the process of decolonization, he draws attention to other concerns and anxieties that were related to the problems of coming to terms with the newly achieved freedom and the responsibility of devising independent rules of governance that would suit the historic needs of a pluralist nation. Decolonization in South Asia analyses the transitional politics of West Bengal in light of recent developments in postcolonial theory on nationalism, treating the ‘nation’ as a space for contestation, rather than a natural breeding ground for homogeneity in the complex political scenario of post-independence India. It will appeal to academics interested in political science, sociology, social anthropology and cultural and Asian studies.

Douglas Haig

Author: Douglas Scott
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473813743
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As a young officer in the prestigious 21st Lancers (motto 'Death or Glory') Douglas Haig played a leading role in Kitchener's bold expedition which ended in the defeat of the Khalifa of Sudan at Omdurman. He described the action, as he did the whole campaign, vividly in words and diagrams which survived virtually untouched at the family home Bemersyde in the Borders. These letters and diaries allow the reader to trace Haig's career and developing character. What they reveal may well surprise his critics. Field Marshal Lord Haig will remain a hugely controversial figure due to his pre-eminent role during The Great War. He was a hugely popular public figure in the post WW1 years and revered by those who served under him. His death in 1928 was a major occasion for mourning. Only later was he heavily criticised for the slaughter of the trenches.

The Illustrated Weekly Of India

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