1st Edition

Soccer in South Asia Empire, Nation, Diaspora

Edited By Paul Dimeo, James Mills Copyright 2001
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    The place of football in the colonial and post-colonial past is explored and both British and Portuguese influences on the development of the game are considered. Contemporary issues such as the impact of the professional league in India and the role of UK Asians in the organization of the Indian game are considered. Future scenarios are explored and models for progression and problems facing the sport in south Asia are outlined.

    Introduction - Empire, nation, diaspora, James Mills and Paul Dimeo; triumphs and disasters - the story of Indian football, 1889-2000, Novy Kapadia; soccer as moral training - missionary intentions and imperial legacies, J.A. Mangan; football and politics in Bengal - colonialism, nationalism, communalism, Paul Dimeo; football in Goa - sport, politics and the Portuguese in India, James Mills; Kicking the Buddha's Head - India, Tibet and footballing colonialism, Alex McKay; the corporates and the game - football in India and the conflicts of the 1990s, Mario Rodrigues; There Are Such Talents in India - future footballers of India problems and possibilities, Bill Adams; talent identification and development in Indian football, John Hammond; conclusion - soccer in South Asia past, present and future, Paul Dimeo and James Mills.


    Dimeo, Paul; Mills, James