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Polo in India

£60.00

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Roli Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used.
Contents Foreword. 1. Going back in time. 2. Rise of the Princely States. 3. The Golden years. 4. Army days. 5. Polo today. 6. International Polo. This unique book tells the story of Indian polo from the earliest incarnation of the modern game in Manipur India right up to the present day. From the British tea planters and Army officers in India who first witnessed the game in the early 1800s to the Indian Army which made an enormous contribution to keeping polo alive after Independence this fast paced and exciting sport has attracted a legion of loyal fans. Traditionally a royal sport the Indian princely states of Patiala Jodhpur and Jaipur did much to advance the popularity of polo in the early twentieth century producing some truly iconic players. In the 1980s the sport was revived by another princely state Udaipur. Polo in India chronicles the history of the game and its players from the early beginnings to modern times when polo has come a full circle and is witnessing a fresh revival in India thanks to corporate sponsorship as well as individual patrons. The book also includes a chapter on polo's spread and popularity in other parts of the world. Written by polo player and commentator Jaisal Singh and supported by images from various private collections and international polo clubs and archives this book is the only volume of its kind and a must for any devotee of this exhilarating sport.  This hardback book has a clipped dust jacket and is in very good condition. The spine is intact and all the pages are clean with many colour images supporting the text. Included is an A4 card ' A Guide to Polo'.

Item details

Author(s):
Jaisal Singh
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
316x312x27
EAN-13:
9781845379131
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781845379131
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
New Holland

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Roli Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used.
Contents Foreword. 1. Going back in time. 2. Rise of the Princely States. 3. The Golden years. 4. Army days. 5. Polo today. 6. International Polo. This unique book tells the story of Indian polo from the earliest incarnation of the modern game in Manipur India right up to the present day. From the British tea planters and Army officers in India who first witnessed the game in the early 1800s to the Indian Army which made an enormous contribution to keeping polo alive after Independence this fast paced and exciting sport has attracted a legion of loyal fans. Traditionally a royal sport the Indian princely states of Patiala Jodhpur and Jaipur did much to advance the popularity of polo in the early twentieth century producing some truly iconic players. In the 1980s the sport was revived by another princely state Udaipur. Polo in India chronicles the history of the game and its players from the early beginnings to modern times when polo has come a full circle and is witnessing a fresh revival in India thanks to corporate sponsorship as well as individual patrons. The book also includes a chapter on polo's spread and popularity in other parts of the world. Written by polo player and commentator Jaisal Singh and supported by images from various private collections and international polo clubs and archives this book is the only volume of its kind and a must for any devotee of this exhilarating sport.  This hardback book has a clipped dust jacket and is in very good condition. The spine is intact and all the pages are clean with many colour images supporting the text. Included is an A4 card ' A Guide to Polo'.

Author(s):
Jaisal Singh
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
316x312x27
EAN-13:
9781845379131
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781845379131
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
New Holland

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