Author: Jaisal Singh
Foreword/Introductio: Yuvraj Shivraj Singh Jodhpur
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174634517
This unique book tells the story of Indian polo from the earliest incarnation of the modern game in Manipur, India right up to the present day.
From the British tea planters and Army officers in India who first witnessed the game in the early 1800s to the Indian Army, which made and enormous contribution to keeping polo alive after Independence, this fast paced and exciting sport has attracted a legion of loyal fans.
Traditionally a royal sport, the Indian princely states of Patiala, Jodhpur and Jaipur did much to advance the popularity of polo in the early 20th century, producing some truly iconic players. In the 1980s, the sport was revived by another princely state – Udaipur.
Polo in India chronicles the history of the game and its players from the early beginnings to modern times, when polo has come a full circle and is witnessing a fresh revival in India – thanks to corporate sponsorship as well as individual patrons. The book also includes a chapter on polo’s spread and popularity in other parts of the world.
Written by polo player and commentator Jaisal Singh and supported by images from various private collection and international polo clubs and archives, this book is the only volume of its kind and a must for any devotee of this exhilaration sport.
1. Going Back in Time
2. Rise of the Princely States
3. The Golden Years
4. Army Days
5. Polo Today
6. International Polo