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Culture shock: mending Australia’s fractured relationship with India

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Abstract


  • On my last visit to India in April this year, I found the nation in the grip of Indian Premier League (IPL) fever, or so the umpteen news channels had me believe.

    With Katy Perry in a kitsch Indian costume, a South African percussion band, and the usual Bollywood ensemble performing at the opening ceremony, it appeared to be turning into a transnational celebration of cricket, as well as a tangible expression of India’s ascendancy).

    Despite the coming together of previously sworn enemies on the cricket field, such as India’s Harbhajan Singh and Australia’s Andrew Symonds during the IPL series, I wondered if the two nations could really talk to one another – a shared language and a similar understanding of parliamentary democracy notwithstanding.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Khorana, S. (2012). Culture shock: mending Australia’s fractured relationship with India. The Conversation, (24 May),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2594&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1589

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  • 24 May

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  • http://theconversation.com/culture-shock-mending-australias-fractured-relationship-with-india-6615

Abstract


  • On my last visit to India in April this year, I found the nation in the grip of Indian Premier League (IPL) fever, or so the umpteen news channels had me believe.

    With Katy Perry in a kitsch Indian costume, a South African percussion band, and the usual Bollywood ensemble performing at the opening ceremony, it appeared to be turning into a transnational celebration of cricket, as well as a tangible expression of India’s ascendancy).

    Despite the coming together of previously sworn enemies on the cricket field, such as India’s Harbhajan Singh and Australia’s Andrew Symonds during the IPL series, I wondered if the two nations could really talk to one another – a shared language and a similar understanding of parliamentary democracy notwithstanding.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Khorana, S. (2012). Culture shock: mending Australia’s fractured relationship with India. The Conversation, (24 May),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2594&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1589

Issue


  • 24 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/culture-shock-mending-australias-fractured-relationship-with-india-6615