About Boria Majumdar

Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes Scholar, completed his B.A. in History from Presidency College, Calcutta University in the year 1997. In 1999 he did his M.A. in Modern History from the same university and secured first position in the examination with record marks. He was awarded the Rhodes scholarship in 1999-2000 and went to St John’s College, Oxford University to do a D.Phil. on the Social History of Indian Cricket in October 2000. He completed his doctorate in March 2004 and the thesis was subsequently nominated for publication in the Oxford monographs series. It was published in India by Penguin-Viking as the much acclaimed Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket in December 2004. There after Dr. Majumdar went on to teach at the Universities of Chicago, Toronto and La Trobe where he was first distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2005. He was also the first Indian to be awarded a fellowship to work at the International Olympic museum archives in Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently he is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts at Monash University. He was a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 2009.

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Media

Audio Visual

Dr. Majumdar is recognized as one of India’s most influential commentators on sport on television and radio. Having covered international events between 2002-2013, he is currently Consulting Editor, Sports, India Today Group. He was formerly Sports Expert at Times Now.



Print

Dr. Majumdar has written more than a 1000 columns on sport over the last fifteen years. An Oped columnist for the Times of India, Ei Samay and Economic Times, he has written extensively for a series of leading magazines and websites for over a decade.


Academics

Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes Scholar, completed his B.A. in History from Presidency College, Calcutta University in the year 1997. In 1999 he did his M.A. in Modern History from the same university and secured first position in the examination with record marks. He was awarded the Rhodes scholarship in 1999-2000 and went to St John’s College, Oxford University to do a D.Phil. on the Social History of Indian Cricket in October 2000. He completed his doctorate in March 2004 and the thesis was subsequently nominated for publication in the Oxford monographs series. It was published in India by Penguin-Viking as the much acclaimed Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket in December 2004. There after Dr. Majumdar went on to teach at the Universities of Chicago, Toronto and La Trobe where he was first distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2005. He was also the first Indian to be awarded a fellowship to work at the International Olympic museum archives in Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently he is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts at Monash University. He was a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 2009.


Memorabilia

Prof. Boria Majumdar has a rare and a wide range of Memorabilia from various sections of sports. From Boots to Bats, from Jerseys to Caps all are there in his museum. Here is a tour


PHOTO ALBUM


Beach in Adelaide

Beach in Adelaide

Gold Museum, Perth

Gold Museum, Perth

Wine Estate, Melbourne

Wine Estate, Melbourne

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Delhi

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Mumbai

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Mumbai

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Mumbai

Book Launch - Cooking on the run, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

World Cup trophy with Mir

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

With World Cup trophy

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Majumdar

Book Launch - Sporting Times, Mumbai

World Cup trophy with Mir and Carlos

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