Sports are dependent indicators of the socio-political atmosphere in India. It has become an emblem of Indian nationhood, dominated by males the practice of a national sports is the country’s symbol of the evolution of Indian modernity. Appadurai states, “The means of modernity contained in cricket require a confluence of lived interests where cricket producers and consumers can share the excitement of ‘Indiannes’ without its many divisive scars” (Appadurai, 179). Like Cricket, Field Hockey introduced to India by the British during the colonialism of the Indian empire. Thus, in the Indian context these sports produce an unexpected light on the relationship between nationhood and empire (Appadurai, 32). India has developed a collective identity of ‘Indianess’ through the vernacularization of these sports.
The relationship between sports and politics is on the oldest pervading examples of the interaction of the institution and nationhood (Heitzman and Srinivas, 140). Sports become a lens in which the outsider can view the socio-political stratum. Within the beginning of the Film, the audience becomes aware of the importance of the Field Hockey match between India and Pakistan. Through this match, the space of Indian Muslim identity is hostile and prejudicial in the face of India. The match magnifies and politicizes the experience of the match while simultaneously being apart of a larger discourse of nationa...
... middle of paper ...
...53). Furthermore, the Girls hockey team broke the gender stereotype by dominating a male domain, by performing bodily practices that ignore the differences of their nation-states. In one scene of the movie, when hockey officials decide not to send the girls team to Australia for the World Cup, the coach makes a deal in which the girls would challenge the men’s team in hopes of making it. The girls unite to put on a fierce match, and by competing in a male domain, they are rewarded with the opportunity to go play in the world cup. Moreover, they learned to reconcile religious discrimination for national sentiment through sports performance. In contrast to cricket, Appadurai states, “In the case of cricket in India, the key to the complex flows that linked cricket, class, and race in the colonial ecumene was the story of patronage and coaching in India”(Appdurai, 45).
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- INTRODUCTION When determining if a foreign country is a good market to expand into, many factors will help choose which market is best. These factors include Culture, Politics and Law, the Current National Economy, Market Size and Demand, Human Resources, and Financial Resources and Profitability. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, but give a well-defined checklist to compare other markets. These factors will be discussed and prove that India is a great market to expand into for Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) services.... [tags: India]
863 words (2.5 pages)
- POLITICAL SYSTEM Both China and India have developed quickly in the most recent decade. In any case, India appears to perform less well as far as financial development and poverty easing contrasted with China. Though in India, in spite of high development rates, poverty remains a tragic however characteristic component when envisioning the nation 's financial circumstance. As of late, one of my relative connections had asked me whether I believe India 's advancement may be slower a direct result of its political system, i.e.... [tags: Economics, Economy of India, Mumbai, India]
1780 words (5.1 pages)
- With the rise of British colonization of South Asia in mid-late 18 century came western ideas of the “public”, contextualized in spatial, social and political terms. The later construction of “public” spaces during mid-late 19th century, like parks, evidences that overtime the municipalities, consisting of both Indian and European officials, attempted to alter the landscape of the major cities in an effort to replicate the sociopolitical environment of the western world. However, although, as Sudipta Kaviraj argues, notions of the common or collective identity readily existed in India, adoption of a socio-politically defined “public” sphere proved to be difficult precisely because the ideas... [tags: India]
1606 words (4.6 pages)
- As time goes on a gap is created between the past generations and the current generations. This gap between men in the 1950s and the men now (2009) are similar and different in terms of the roles they play, their attitudes towards society, women and work, and their identities. The root to the generation gap in India is due to the influence of media especially television and movies have caused people to look up to the characters and strives to act like them, which reinforce gender stereotypes and identities.... [tags: India]
1293 words (3.7 pages)
- Further proof of Britain’s exploitative, yet, apathetic relationship with India and its subsequent negative influences can be found in the writings of a variety of Indian nationalists who migrated around the globe after fleeing persecution in British India for their revolutionary messages and who then became vocal Indian nationalists with popular global organizations and publications.6 Most significantly these accounts express issues of British India withholding, storing, and even dumping, edible food in 1943, a year of weak crop production and famine, claiming it unfit for consumption and, subsequently, causing the deaths of millions of Bengali’s due to government greed and negligence.7 Bri... [tags: Indian independence movement, India, Mumbai]
1835 words (5.2 pages)
- Indian civilization traces its early origins back to the Harappan civilization in the 3rd millennium BC, had acquired a definite mould by the early centuries of the Christian era. During this period, India had not only developed a unique social order and philosophy of life, but also a set of political norms which in turn shaped its world view (Cox, 1997: pp124). The concept of religious tolerance, for example has been a leit motif throughout Indian history including the period of Turkish rule between the 13th and 8th centuries (pp125).... [tags: India]
1033 words (3 pages)
- India is a country in South Asia and is surrounded by the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), and Bhutan. All of these neighbouring countries share a border with India based on kilometers away. India has three geographic regions such as the Himalayan Mountains, the Gangetic Plain, and the Plateau Region. There are three major river systems in India which are the Indus river, the Ganges river, and the Brahmaputra river. These rivers have helped throughout centuries because people used water for cooking, cleaning, traveling, and so much more.... [tags: India, Holi, Uttar Pradesh, Geography]
991 words (2.8 pages)
- The Indian economy is an interesting thing on one side we see Middle aged men in Imported Cars , Tall buildings with luxury apartments , five star hotels and clubs full of people spending thousands and posh luxury office’s It feels like money just spills out of the pockets of the rich to make this capitalist utopia of the few . We also see slums , factories with horrible workings conditions , Beggars and rag pickers on the roads living on less than the bare minimum needed to survive .When I was 12 years old I saw a women feeding her child of a trash can and in my hand was a burger from a fancy American fast food joint .... [tags: India]
1177 words (3.4 pages)
- In India’s huge and booming economy there are a lot of ways that you can go from being an untouchable to being one of the richest people there. The key for India is to become a model for the world is through education and it also helps that it is the worlds largest democracy. There are three different classes in India the upper class, the middle class which is the largest of the world, and the untouchables and they are all trying to help and make India a better place. The upper class in India is doing many different things to try and make India a better place.... [tags: india]
845 words (2.4 pages)
- Throughout the semester, India has formed its own unique image in my mind. Beginning the semester, I thought that India was going to be a boring and uninteresting country to learn about and research. Ultimately, come to find out, India is one of the most interesting and unique countries to investigate and understand. First, I find the festivals and holidays of India important. Secondly, I find it interesting that I and many others had the wrong impression of India from the start. By studying another culture, such as that of India, I better understand the paradox of 'The American Dream ' and America as a country.... [tags: India, Holi, Kumbh Mela, Festival]
1069 words (3.1 pages)