Prof. Boria Majumdar

Senior Research Fellow

School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is the author of a number of much acclaimed books on Indian sport, which include Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket (2004), Olympics: The India Story (2008, Revised and Updated 2012) and the Illustrated History of Indian Cricket (2006 and revised and updated 2009). He is an Oped columnist with the Times of India and is also one of India's best known television analysts on sport. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford and Toronto


Majumdar, Boria (2012) The ‘accidental legacy’ of Commonwealth Games 2010. South Asian History and Culture, 3 (1). pp. 126-132. ISSN 1947-2498 Item not available from this repository.

Majumdar, Boria and Mehta, Nalin (2012) Hybridity and subversion: the Olympic flame in India. Sport in Society, 15 (5). pp. 744-759. ISSN 1743-0437

Majumdar, Boria (2011) Commonwealth games 2010: The Index of a "New" India? Social Research: An International Quarterly , 78 (1). pp. 231-254. ISSN 0037-783X

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DPhil University of Oxford, March 2003.

MA, University of Calcutta. Modern History. 1997-1999.

BA, Presidency College, University of Calcutta. History honours. 1994-1997.


Executive Editor, Sport in Society, Executive editor, Soccer and Society, Series Editor, Sport in the Global Society- Contemporary Perspectives, Young Global Leader-WEF, Editor, South Asia Archive


Currently working on the impact of mega events on host cities.


Also working on the creation of the South Asia archive, a five million page digital repository of South Asian historical material in collaboration with Taylor and Francis- Routledge