Once Upon a Furore: The Lost Pages of Indian Cricket


Boria Majumdar

Hardback    9788190227209


Here are some of the controversial moments in Indian cricket history which Boria Majumdar has retrieved from the dusty shelves of archives for this delightful volume. 



Did you know that Lala Amarnath was once charged with accepting a purse of Rs 5,000 from cricket enthusiasts in Calcutta for including a Bengali player in the Indian side? Or that an Indian side was forced to come back from the UK because they had no money to eat and live on? Or that match fixing was alive and well in India as early as 1948?
Extensively based on nearly forgotten and long out-of-print classic titles, old newspaper reports and official archives, Once Upon a Furore is an important addition to the steadily growing corpus of contemporary writing on the history of Indian cricket.


About Author :
Boria Majumdar is a Rhodes Scholar, and Deputy Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society, De Montfort University, Bedford.  A visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago and a fellow of the International Olympic Museum, Lausanne (2004), he has completed his doctorate on the Social History of Indian Cricket at St. Johns College, Oxford.  He is also Deputy Executive Academic Editor of the International Journal of the History of Sport (Routledge), and General Editor of the first-ever sports series in Indian publishing, Sport in South Asia, started by Yoda Press.


Contents :
Empire vs.Parsee XI
The Cricketing Jam: Ranji’s Leg Glance to the Throne
Birthpanga: Naming the Ranji Trophy
The Amarnath Affair
Nayadu Scorned
Tour de Farce
The Pentangular Panned
The Pretender and the Prima Donna
Mankad’s Folly
Men in Black and White
Match Fixing: An Enemy of Yore
All the Skipper’s Men: The Ban of 1989




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