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Shadows Across The Playing Field: 60 Years Of India-Pakistan Cricket [Hardback-2009] NEW
Shashi Tharoor
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Category:Sports- Cricket
Publisher: Roli India | ISBN: 9788174367181 | Pages: 544

The title is inspired by an excellent cricket book from Ramachandra Guha that comes more recommended than the frequent in-your-face insertions of statements backing up Indias secular ideals espoused in cricket and other arenas here by Dr. Tharoor. Coming from an educated, intelligent and well-traveled man like he is, it seems nothing more than a diplomatic gimmick disguised under anti-diplomatic passion that takes more potshots at Pakistans sectarian ideals than required. The Shaharyar Khan po The title is inspired by an excellent cricket book from Ramachandra Guha that comes more recommended than the frequent in-your-face insertions of statements backing up Indias secular ideals espoused in cricket and other arenas here by Dr. Tharoor. Coming from an educated, intelligent and well-traveled man like he is, it seems nothing more than a diplomatic gimmick disguised under anti-diplomatic passion that takes more potshots at Pakistans sectarian ideals than required. The Shaharyar Khan portion fares better with a tempered and more equitable stance, but is hampered by the language a bit. There is some overlap in content between the Tharoor and the Khan portions that distracts the attention somewhat. t recommended! ...more

About the Author

An elected Member of Parliament, former minister of state for external affairs and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, Shashi Tharoor is the prize-winning author of twelve previous books, both fiction and non-fiction. A widely published critic, commentator and columnist, he served the United Nations during a twenty-nine-year career in refugee work and peacekeeping, at the Secretary-Generals office and heading communications and public information. In 2006 he was Indias candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as UN Secretary-General, and emerged a strong second out of seven contenders. He has won Indias highest honour for overseas Indians, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, and numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers Prize

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