This extra issue General Studies Sports by Pratiyogita Darpan provides detailed coverage to world of sports. It enables readers to study sports in dynamic relationship with culture and society. The chapters are well organized and arouse curiosity about a large number of games and sports that are required to be systematically studied. The approach of editorial board has been to present the matter in such a way as to keep the readers absorbed to enjoy the contents. The whole of the matter is grounded in interesting and joyful facts regarding sports world. The way a particular sport evolved and developed has been elaborately described by taking into account social and cultural contexts in which sports are created, played, and integrated into people’s lives.
The book presents a panoramic view of detailed and broad canvass of knowledge that forms the core of expected topics or questions to be covered in any sporting event, quiz, competition or competitive examination. Reading the book thoroughly refreshes and addresses curiosities that a reader or an aspirant has in his mind, either as a participant in any exam or a sports lover who really enjoys readings about the sports
Under the General Studies Sports, all sports and games that prominently include cricket, hockey, football, tennis, chess and badminton have been treated well. The primary goal is to assist students to identify and explore knowledge and information related to sports in their lives, families, schools, communities, societies and the world as a whole; and to equip them with tools and resources that may help define their acumen and thus shape or condition according to natural qualities. As we all very well know that sports are inseparable part of our everyday life, efforts have been in this book to make the aspirants and our readers realize and recognize that sports are much more than mere reflections of the world in which we live. The emphases on broad but subtle pieces of information in all the chapters make descriptions highly useful to people concerned with sports as enjoyable activities besides being a source of knowledge.
We have designed this edition specifically to cater to needs of students who are preparing for various competitions. It has been carefully devised from start to finish keeping contents and examples relevant and appealing to aspirants. The book has been prepared after getting feedback and reviews from our readers and experts in the field. Each chapter has been made clear and concise. Chapters have been rewritten after taking into account new facts and information. Information has been replaced wherever needed. New substantive materials and examples have been added to enhance the relevance of the edition.