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Indian social historian and academic
Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire

Date of birth: 8 March 1976

Place of birth: Calcutta

Parentage: son of Dr Prodosh Majumdar and Roopa Majumdar

Family: married Sharmistha Gooptu

Education: BA, History, University of Calcutta 1997; MA, University of Calcutta 1999; DPhil, History, University of Oxford, UK (Rhodes Scholar) 2004

Career: Boria Majumdar is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. He was formerly Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, where he was previously a Distinguished Visiting Fellow. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chicago since 2003 and at the University of Toronto in 2007 and is a Fellow of the International Olympic Museum at Lausanne, Switzerland. He was Deputy Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society at De Montfort University, UK in 2004 and Director of the Centre for Academic Excellence at the Cricket Association of Bengal, India. A well-known media figure, he has made television programmes for Times Now, Ten Sports, ESPN, NDTV, Headlines Today and has written books on the history and politics of cricket in India and across the world and articles for the Times of India, Outlook, Wisden and Anandabazar Patrika. Boria Majumdar is Executive Academic Editor of the journals Soccer & Society and Sport in Society (see urls below), Deputy Executive Academic Editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport (see url below) and General Editor of the Routledge Series, Sport in the Global Society.

Honours and awards: Rhodes Scholarship for Doctoral Dissertation, St John's College, Oxford 2000–03, Research Fellow, International Olympic Museum, Lausanne 2005

Publications include: monographs: Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket 2004, Lost Histories of Indian Cricket: Battles of the Pitch 2005, Goalless: The Story of a Unique Footballing Nation (with Kausik Bandyopadhyay) 2006, The Illustrated History of Indian Cricket 2006, Cricket and Beyond – Essays on a Sport at a Crossroads 2007; edited collections: Cricketing Cultures in Conflict: The 2003 World Cup (with J. A. Mangan) 2003, Sport in South Asian Society – Past and Present (with J. A. Mangan) 2004, Indian Cricket: A Reader 2005, Revisiting 1857 – Myth, Memory, History (co-edited with Sharmistha Gooptu) 2007, Olympism: The Global Vision – From Nationalism to Internationalism (co-edited with Sandra Collins) 2007, Cricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup (co-edited with Jon Gemmell) 2008; numerous articles in newspapers and professional journals

Contact details: Address: 203/1 Bidhan Saranee, Calcutta 700 006, India; Tel: +91 33 22416778; Tel: +91 33 22199819; Website: ; Website: ; Website: .

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