Playing the Game by Ian BurumaPlaying the Game by Ian Buruma

Playing the Game

byIan Buruma

Paperback | December 1, 1991

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Buruma's prismatic, fascinating first novel is a portrait of Ranji, the cricket player who was "not simply the greatest cricketer of all time, but a fairy tale prince . . . so famous that children sang songs about him, and grown men wept when they saw him play." Buruma weaves the adventures of an unnamed narrator together with a (fictional) undiscovered memoir of Ranji to create a witty and reverbatory meditation on England, India and the post-colonial sense of self.
Title:Playing the GameFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.55 × 5.55 × 0.61 inPublished:December 1, 1991Publisher:Farrar Straus Giroux

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374526338

ISBN - 13:9780374526337

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Ian Buruma's 'Playing the Game' is an unusual delight for the cricket lovers - a novel on the life of KS Ranjitsinhji. -Arunabha Sengupta, Cricket Country