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Playing with Modernity: The Decolonization of Indian Cricket

Arjun Appadurai

Abstract


For the former colony, decolonization is a dialogue with the colonial past, and not a
simple dismantling of colonial habits and modes of life. Nowhere are the complexities
and ambiguities of this dialogue more evident than in the vicissitudes of cricket in
those countries that were once part of the British Empire. In the Indian case, the
cultural aspects of decolonization deeply affect every domain of public life, from
language and the arts to ideas about political representation and economic justice. ln
every major public debate in contemporary India, one underlying strand is always the
question of what to do with the shreds and patches of the Colonial heritage. Some of
these patches are institutional; others are ideological and aesthetic.


Parole chiave

cricket; appadurai; decolonization; modernity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/6526

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-15907

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Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités/ Other Modernities            ISSN 2035-7680 Università degli Studi di Milano

 

UNIMI, Dipartimento di Lingue e letterature straniere

UNIMI, Dipartimento di Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica e di Studi Interculturali

 

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