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Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in The Age of Empire
24 January, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr Prashant Kidambi
My lecture is about the story of the first Indian cricket team, which travelled to Britain in the summer of 1911. It is about how the idea of India took shape on the cricket pitch in the age of empire.
Dr Prashant Kidambi trained as a historian at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where he completed an MA and an MPhil before proceeding to the University of Oxford to undertake a doctorate. After holding a Junior Research Fellowship in History at Wolfson College, Oxford, he took up a lectureship in the School of History, University of Leicester, where he has taught ever since. He am also a member of the Centre for Urban History, a key research centre within the School. His books include:
- Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire (Oxford: OUP, 2019).
- Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team (Delhi: Penguin Random House India, 2019)
You can see a short video about Dr Prashant Kidambi’s work by clicking here.