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“Ambitious...The combination of reporter’s notebook, sporting history and a descriptive style makes The Great Tamasha compelling reading.” –Financial Times
“A stirring study by an enthusiast of the game.”–Kirkus Reviews
“Pensive… at turns historical, sociological, and journalistic.”–Publisher’s Weekly
“As Jacques Barzun said about understanding America through baseball, so Astill’s book gives an insightful take on modern India.”–Booklist
“Peppered with star-studded interviews and transcripts of historic matches, Astill's history is a boon for any fan of cricket or interested bystander. Combining supple narrative and hard-hitting journalistic styles, his prose is a pleasure to read, with frequent wry humor bringing tears to the eyes.”—Shelf Awareness
"Energetic reporting and a fluent grasp of history…a compelling rendering of a cricket-mad country."