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The Rise of India

Topics to be discussed: modern dominance of the IPL, money, cricketer as ‘icon’


Does the advent of ODIs and now T20s threaten or enhance cricket?

Is the amount of money now spent on the game in India changing cricket?

Does the 'Asian block' now dominate world cricket?

Is the celebrity status of certain cricketers a new thing?

TV The Empire of Cricket - India (BBC Documentary); Cricket in India (NZ documentary); Sachin Tendulkar (ICC documenary); Ricky Ponting (Aus Documentary); The Origins of T20 Cricket (Indian documentary)


Amit Gupta ‘Cricket: The Indianization of an Imperial Game’ in The Oxford handbook of sports history Robert Edelman and Wayne Wilson eds., (2017)

Amit Gupta, 'The IPL and the Indian domination of global cricket' Sport in Society (2011)

Pamela Devan 'Cricket and the global Indian identity' Sport in Society, (2012)

Nisha Nair 'Cricket obsession in India: through the lens of identity theory' Sport in Society, (2011)

Souvik Naha 'With or without cricket? The two lives of the English game in a decolonizing India' Sport in Society, (2017)

Boria Majumdar, 'The Indian Premier League and world cricket' in the Cambridge Companion to Cricket (library ebook)

Prashant Kidambi 'Hero, celebrity and icon: Sachin Tendulkar and Indian public culture' in the Cambridge Companion to Cricket (library ebook)

Richard Cashman, Patrons, players and the crowd: the phenomenon of Indian Cricket (1980)