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Event (for info) Festival of Asian Literature - Cricket and the Rise of India

James Astill – The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India 
Ed Hawkins – Bookie, Gambler, Fixer, Spy

Two important new books examine the explosive rise of cricket and its relationship to the emerging Indian middle class. The authors examine the politicians, bookmakers, rampant consumerism, governing bodies, players, match fixing and even murder – and how they all contribute to the story of modern India.

James Astill spent four years in Delhi as South Asia Bureau Chief for the Economist.  He is now their political editor. He has won four major journalism awards, including America’s Gerald R. Ford Prize for reporting on National Defence.

Ed Hawkins is an award-winning sports journalist. He has twice been named the Sports Journalists Association’s Sports Betting Writer of the Year and was a nominee for the Best Writer at the 2012 British Sports Book Awards.

Tickets are £8 for Asian Book Club members. You can book using the following link. Choose the concession ticket. And when you go for the talk, mention that you are part of the Asian Book Club and with a promotion code of FAL2013. If booking by phone quote the promotion code and give your name.

Please note: This event is set-up for information only, it is not a hosted event, please book your own tickets there will be no organised meet-up, however you are likely to meet other members at the event who also plan to attend.


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  • Sabina

    I'm so sorry I missed this event. I was delayed and couldn't make it in time. Sincere apologies:(

    May 13, 2013

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