Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Cricket, Imperialism and History in South Asia

 Making a hockey ball
 © A. Barrington-Brown,
Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge
Cricket fans may like to attend a panel discussion presented by SOAS Cricket team as part of their Beyond Borders tour to Sri Lanka?  

It will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 April 2011 in G2, the Main Building, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, and forms part of a series of events relating to the culture and history of Sri Lanka and South Asia. 
The panel will feature:

Prashant Kidambi on the Rise of Cricket in the Subcontinent.  From the University of Leicester, he is currently working on the history of colonial cricket tours in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Paru Raman on Cricket, Nationalism and Diaspora supporters.  From SOAS, she is currently working on the South Asian diaspora, cricketing loyalties and the politics of belonging.

Anthony Bateman on Cricket Writing and Colonial India.  From De Montfort University, he is author of Cricket, Literature and Culture: Symbolising the Nation, Destabilising Empire and co-editor (with Jeffrey Hill) of The Cambridge Companion to Cricket.

Boria Majumdar via video link.  He is a scholar, media commentator and author of Cricket and Beyond – Essays on a Sport at a Crossroads, and Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket.

The discussion will be chaired by Shabnum Tejani (SOAS).

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