indya.com Presents Great Indian Olympians was released by former International Olympic Committee Vice-President Mr Ashwini Kumar in New Delhi on September 7.
The book contains 14 profiles of the legends of Indian sport, including six hockey players written by K Arumugam. It is the first of its kind in the country.
It is profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. This is Gulu's fifth book.
Copies can be ordered by sending a cheque for US$ 35/ Rs 350 (inclusive of registered air mail) favouring:
Thendril Thambi Publications.
Gulu Ezekiel, 569 Pocket E,
With Chief Guests KPS Gill, Ashwini Kumar and co-author K Arumugam
Chief Guest Ashwini Kumar speaks
With Mum and Mr Kumar
With Mr Gill and Arumugam
With Mum and Olympians
"It's hearterning to see Gulu Ezekiel, who has a passion for chronicling events, and hockey buff K Arumugam get together to produce a well-researched book..."
V Srivatsa, Times of India (11/9/2000)
"Thanks to both the authors, Gulu Ezekiel (Sports Editor, indya.com) and famous chronicler and an authority on Indian hockey K Arumugam, this story of 14 great Olympians must go a long way in inspiring and motivating youngsters to excel in sports."
YM Chauhan, Sun (November 2000)
A Valuable Collection:
"One should welcome this sincere effort of these two writers in threading together the deeds of the Olympians for the benefit of posterity."
S. Thyagarajan, The Hindu (11/11/00)
Filling the Void:
"The book is going to be a important part of recorded history of Indian sports."
Joydeep Basu, Hindustan Times (12/11/00)
Awards, Accolades and Dedication:
"Gulu Ezekiel and K Arumugam have spent painstaking hours in research and recorded, for the benefit of posterity, the achievements of India's great Olympians of the 20th century."
Novy Kapadia, The Telegraph, Calcutta (13/10/00)
"A most attractive book containing biographies of Indian Olympic legends...contains a fascinating insight into the fabric of Indian society..."
Ian Buchanan in Journal of Olympic History (official journal of the International Society of Olympic Historians), Winter, 2001.