Stray Thoughts on Indian Cricket
by J M Framjee Patel
History of Indian Cricket
by Edward Docker
Patrons, Players, and the Crowd: The Phenomenon of Indian Cricket
by Richard Cashman
A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport
by Ramachandra Guha
Migrant Races: Empire, Identity and K.S. Ranjitsinhji
by Satadru Sen
South Asia has become the beating heart of cricket, with wild enthusiasm for the game at every level of society. Historian Prashant Kidambi—whose book, Cricket Country, was shortlisted for the 2020 Wolfson History Prize—takes us through the history of cricket in India, from its traditional, colonial roots through to the colourful, frenetic national game of today.
What are the best books about cricket? In 2011 Test Match Special‘s Daniel Norcross gave an interview about his favourite books on cricket. At the time, he was running an irreverent, uncensored and partial cricket commentary service, Test Match Sofa.
Debanjan Chakrabarti, head of the Intercultural Dialogue Programme of the British Council in India, says good sportsmanship is a 19th-century imperial construct. He walks us through five engaging books on sportsmanship and cheating.