About the Book
Kabaddi by Nature – Written by Vivek Chaudhary, Adopting a cinematographic style, Vivek Chaudhary has graphically captured the dramatic revival of kabaddi from a rural sport languishing in obscurity to a hep urban game being played in air-conditioned indoor stadiums with the Bollywood stars and leading business magnates in the audience. Going by the auction figures, kabaddi has created the highest number of crorepatis after cricket. The robust earthy sport whose origin is traced to a mythical past, was an important part of India’s nationalist movement. This is a fascinating story competently told by Chaudhary with his long experience of reporting sport from many parts of the world. A real page-turner.
About the Author
A former Chief Sports Correspondent at The Guardian, London, Vivek Chaudhary now works for a number of media outlets covering sport and other issues. He is the recipient of the UK Sports Writers’ Award and Associated Press Sports Editors’ Award. His writing and reporting on race issues in the UK earned him a commendation from the Royal Television Society and the Commission for Racial Equality. Kabaddi by Nature is his debut book.