The great tamasha cricket corruption and the turbulent rise of modern india by james astill 389 rating details 196 ratings 33 reviews 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 . The great tamasha cricket corruption and the spectacular rise of modern india user review kirkus the economists south asia bureau chief finds the game of cricket a telling metaphor for what ails and heals the new indiacricket has functioned as a tool to both institutionalize indias caste . A truly original work by a brilliant journalist the great tamasha makes the complexity of modern india its aspiration and optimism straining against tradition and corruption accessible like no other book has tamasha a hindi world meaning a spectacle. On a bangalore night in april 2008 cricket and india changed forever it was the first night of the indian premier league cricket but not as we knew it it involved big money glitz prancing girls and bollywood stars it was not so much sport as tamasha a great entertainment the great tamasha examines how a game and a country both regarded as synonymous with infinite patience . The great tamasha is a fascinating examination of the most important development in cricket today a brilliant evocation of an endlessly beguiling country it is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of modern indiawinner of the british sports book awards cricket book of the year 2014
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