‘MISSION GOLD – India’s Quest for Olympic Glory’ is young sports writer Sudipta Biswas’ maiden book. He put together a superb effort to explore India’s Olympic movement. Readers will get to know many unknown aspects of India’s Olympic Affairs.
Within three days after the book’s online release on the publisher Notion Press and Amazon India’s platforms, MISSION GOLD took the world of books by storm. Currently, it is standing at the top of ‘Hot New Releases’ category and 2nd at Best Sellers’ Rank in the sports category on Amazon India platform. It is an insightful and informative book. It discusses India’s Olympic movement in detail.
‘MISSION GOLD – India’s Quest for Olympic Glory’ is a book for everyone who loves sports. This book searches for answers to those questions that revolve around India’s Olympic affairs. Do you know India’s Olympic history is as old as Japan’s? So, where do these two Asian economic giants stand on the all-time Olympic performance list?
Why does India fail in the Olympics? Or how much progress has India made in Olympic sports over the last 100 years? Or why does Olympic hockey’s most successful team India fail to emulate its golden days?
This book is weaved by facts, history, insights and anecdotes, including that shared by athletes and coaches who continue to fight with issues that plagued Indian sports for years.
Gloom and doom apart, we have heroes and glories to cherish and a bright future to look forward to. The pioneers, heroes and brave hearts who defied all the odds to make India proud in the Olympics are an integral part of this journey. Then there are legends whose hardships never get due recognition. But they never bow down to the difficulties. They fight back like champion athletes and contribute to Indian sports without any institutional support.
‘MISSION GOLD – India’s Quest for Olympic Glory’ delves deep into India’s Olympic affairs and answers questions that it raises. As you gently turn the pages, the sports that brought the country its Olympic glories will absorb your attention.
This book is a well-researched work that decodes India’s Olympic movement- the past, present and future and more. This is a book that gives you a detailed insight into pre-COVID era Indian sports. At the same time, it looks for answers to restart post-COVID sports activities.
What did they say?
“An amazing book. Very well written. This book surely motivate the young generation athletes”
– Victor Amalraj, Former Captain, India Football Team
“Being an honest inquisitive sports journalist, Sudipta invested his time researching and writing about India’s movement at the greatest sport event on the earth of sports, the Olympic Games. This book will be treasured by readers like me as it has its own wealth of knowledge regarding India’s Olympic affairs, starting from its glorious history speculating into the tumultuous future”
– Mrinal K. Sarkar, Scientist, University of Michigan