The Polo Calendar. 1930- 31, 1936- 37 and 1937-38 along with 2 photographs
The Polo Calendar: 1930- 31, Meerut: Indian Polo Association, Volume 38, 1931
Printed at the Station Press, 307 pages.
The Polo Calendar: 1936- 37, Meerut: Indian Polo Association, Volume 43, 1936
Printed at the Station Press, 367 pages + advertisements
The Polo Calendar: 1937-38, Meerut: Indian Polo Association, Volume 44, 1937
Printed at the Station Press, 357 Pages + advertisements
Original hardcover with a green cloth binding (each)
6.4 x 4.3 in (16.5 x 11 cm) (each)
The Indian Polo Association was established in 1892. It was formed to effectively put an end to existing, and prevent future confusion in the laws of the game, and to place those laws on a firm, satisfactory and enduring basis. The best, if not the only method, was the formation of a governing body to fulfil functions in relation to Polo in India similar to those of the M.C.C towards cricket. The idea of forming an association to fill it was circulated at the inter regimental tournament at Ambala in March 1891.
Prominent teams of the pre-World War II period included Alwar, Bhopal, Bikaner, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Patiala, Jodhpur, Kishangarh and Kashmir. The majority of the Cavalry regiments of the British Army and the British Indian Army also fielded teams, the most prominent amongst them were the Central India Horse (CHI), Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (PAVO’s Cav), the Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, the 10th Royal Hussars, the 15th Lancers, and the 17/21st Lancers
In 1928 the office of the association moved from Meerut to Simla/ Delhi (Army Headquarters).
Contents: History of The Polo Association, IPA Stewards, List Of Members, Rules, Station Polo, IPA Championship Polo Tournament, Subalterns, Polo Tournament, Indian Cavalry Polo Tournament, Infantry Polo Tournament, Official List of Players, Official List of Umpires.
These volumes are very scarce since they were meant for circulation amongst the Indian royalty and British officials since the game in itself is for the elite.
(Set of three)
This lot comes along with 2 photographs related to Polo.
1. Silver gelatin print mounted on card measuring 10 x 14 cm
2. Albumen print measuring 10 x 14.5 cm mounted on card measuring 25.5 x 20 cm with 'Calastry Sons / Fine Art Studio / Hussain Sagar Road / Secunderabad' printed on lower right-hand corner of mount