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dc.contributor.advisorKapur, Paul S.
dc.contributor.advisorKhan, Feroz H.
dc.contributor.authorBrightman, Jason H.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:18Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:18Z
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4838
dc.description.abstractIndia's extremely diverse society has managed to hold together for over 60 years. There are a number of possible explanations for this, but one explanation that is often underappreciated is popular culture, and especially sport. Specifically, cricket has had a number of effects that would appear to have contributed to social cohesion. This study asks the following question: What effects has cricket had on the solidification of the Indian nation-state? This thesis focuses on three of cricket's contributions in particular. First, it finds that cricket served as a catalyst, reflection, and expression of India's independence struggle. Second, cricket provided a central social activity that created shared experiences and memories; and doing so helped represent and meld many ethno-religious sub-cultures into one broader Indian polity. Finally, cricket served as a tool for international diplomacy and as one of India's greatest expressions of national prestige. This study looks at Indian solidification by shining the narrow light of cricket through the prism of Indian nationalism. Thereby providing a small, but important piece to the complex puzzle of what brought India together.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/cricketscontribu109454838
dc.format.extentxvi, 119 p. : col. ill., col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshNationalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshSportsen_US
dc.titleCricket's contribution to India's national solidificationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc319708980
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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