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Barefoot To Boots : The Many Lives Of Indian Football

Novy Kapadia

Published by Penguin India | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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About the Book: Barefoot To Boots : The Many Lives Of Indian Football

A thrilling account of the incredible journey of Indian football

Few football-crazy fans today may be aware that India was once called the 'Brazil of Asia'. Or that the competition between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan is ranked among the top fifty club rivalries in the world. Brilliant players, world-class coaches and passionate fans-including political leaders and film celebrities-once combined to make India a football-worshipping nation. A major source of sports entertainment in India, football has thrived in several places apart from Kolkata. The game has also been inextricably linked to community identity, shrewdly used towards political ends and contributed richly to our cultural heritage.

In Barefoot to Boots, renowned journalist Novy Kapadia reveals Indian football's glorious legacy through riveting descriptions of on-field action, stories of memorable matches, lively anecdotes, and exclusive conversations with legendary players and officials. Having witnessed the evolution of the sport for over fifty years, Novy charts its eventful journey up to the present, to enthral old and new fans alike. The book will offer invaluable insight into the future of the game as the Indian Super League dramatically changes the face of domestic football and India hosts the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time.

'Novy is like an encyclopaedia on Indian football and this book reveals his passion for the game'-Syed Nayeemuddin, Dronacharya and Arjuna award-winner.

About the Author: Novy Kapadia

Novy Kapadia is a renowned sports journalist and columnist, and teaches English literature at Delhi University. Recognized as India's foremost football expert and commentator on leading television channels, he is the author of The Football Fanatic's Essential Guide Book, and has contributed to Soccer in South Asia and Fields of Play. Novy has been consultant to the Limca Book of Records from 1990 onwards, and has edited the Durand Journal-India's most comprehensive football journal-since 1983. Since 1980, he has covered several international championships, including the World Cup and the Olympics, and all major domestic tournaments.

Novy won the Wills Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism in 1986. He lives in Delhi.


Book: Barefoot To Boots : The Many Lives Of Indian Football
ISBN-13: 9780143426417
Product Code EBK0404965
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2017-09
Publisher: Penguin India
Language: English

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