An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Glimpse of the Golden Age of Indian Hockey!

Here is a video of the how the Indian team played field hockey during the Golden age of Indian hockey! These videos are most probably from the Berlin Olympics of 1936, when India defeated Germany in front of Hitler in the finals by an outstanding margin of 8-1! The only reason there was no controversy was that Indians were considered Indo-Aryans!

In this video, while the obvious mastery at stick work will jump up at you, what also seems exceptional is how quick the ball was distributed out.. instead of over-dribbling all over the place! And we are looking at Dhyan Chand and the like playing here…. not the modern Indian players – who are nowhere near Roop Singh and KD Singh Babu and Dhyan Chand!

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