India's Football Dream
India is ready for football’s strongest comeback. 'India’s Football Dream' is a modern day guidebook to Indian Football that extensively covers the journey Indian Football has made from inception till the biggest event till date, FIFA U17 World Cup 2017. The book while talking about inception of the sport and its growth in India is also focussed towards to modern day leagues such as Indian Super League & I-League. Football is the sport that the world plays and it has been a very popular sport in India. With rich and illustrious past in India the sport is now making a very strong come back in India. Young children across India are now taking on to Football. The book aims to take the readers on a fascinating journey of the sport of Football through a diverse India and how the sport captured attention of millions of Indians in various regions. So Hop on the fascinating journey of the sport of football.”
Football has long been used as a socio-political bargaining chip due to its ability to drive the masses. The social significance of football was also seen in India during the British Raj when any and every victory by an Indian club over its British counterpart resulted in widespread euphoria. The connotations can be explained with the help of Mohun Bagan’s win over East Yorkshire Regiment in the 1911 IFA Shield. Such was the importance of that victory that it changed an entire country’s perception towards its rulers. Whereas, in the late nineteenth century, the Parsees learned and accepted the British norms of playing cricket, Bagan’s win cemented the notion in the Indian psyche that playing barefoot is the way forward when it clearly was not.