Two important new books examine the explosive rise of cricket and its relationship to the emerging Indian middle class. The authors examine the politicians, illegal bookmakers, rampant consumerism, governing bodies, players, match fixing and even murder – and how they all contribute to the story of modern India.
James Astill, The Great Tamasha- Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India
Ed Hawkins, Bookie, Gambler, Fixer, Spy
With Dr Mukulika Banerjee
Monday, May 13, 2013
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St London, UK W1G 7LP