INTO THE PASSIONATE SOUL OF SUB CONTINENTAL CRICKET

By (author)EMMA LEVINE

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In this delightful book, Emma Levine, a British photographer and journalist, offers an alternative cricket tour of the Indian subcontinent. She visits the nurseries from which tomorrow’s great players emerge— Shivaji Park and Azad Maidan in Bombay, Iqbal Park in Lahore, the school matches in Colombo—and some unlikely places where cricket is played. She wanders through narrow lanes in Delhi’s Chawri Bazaar where a rooftop hit constitutes a six, witnesses street games in some of Karachi’s most violent areas, and even journeys to war torn Jaffna, where net practice continues when the city itself has come to a halt. In equal parts an account of a pilgrimage by an ardent fan of cricket, a photographic travelogue, and a sociological interpretation of cricket as a way of life in the subcontinent, Into the Passionate Soul of Subcontinental Cricket is one of the most enjoyable cricket books to have been published in recent times.
ISBN: 0140258922
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
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Author: EMMA LEVINE

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1996

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193

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Freelancer Emma Levine followed England cricket team’s tour through India and Sri Lanka, capturing photographically the intensity of the crowds and atmosphere, and this work was the subject of her first exhibition in Hong Kong, entitled ‘Height of Passion’. She has since covered assignments in Iran and Bangladesh and has made numerous trips to India. She lives on the idyllic and peaceful island of Lantau, off Hong Kong, and combines a laid-back village life with the more riotous atmosphere of the Hong Kong Press Club.

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