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Dr. Boria Majumdar

Dr. Boria Majumdar

Professor, Mass Communication



Founder, RevSportz- Indias first ‘Digital First comprehensive multi-sports platform- 2021-

Consulting Editor, Sports, India Today Group. 2013-2021

Consulting Editor, Times Now TV, India 2007-2013.

Covered the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, 2019 Cricket World Cup, 2017 Champions Trophy, 2016 Rio Games, 2015 Cricket world cup, 2014- FIFA World Cup, 2014 Asian Games, 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent, 2010 FIFA world cup, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the T-20 world cup in the Caribbean 2010, T-20 world cup in the UK, 2009, Beijing Olympic Games, 2008, India Australia cricket tour 2007-8, the 2007 cricket world cup, Indian Premier League, 2008-2010, Australia tour of India, 2007, Indias tour of England 2007, ICC Champions Trophy, 2006, 2006 FIFA World Cup, Australia tour of India 2004, ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.

  • Regular Columnist- Economic Times- 2013-
  • Regular Columnist- Open Magazine
  • Regular Columnist- Sangbad Pratidin
  • Hosts Backstage With Boria- One of Indias most popular sports talk shows.



  • Ph.D. University of Oxford, March 2004.
  • D. Phil was nominated for publication in the Oxford monographs.
  • MA, University of Calcutta. Modern History. 1997-1999.
  • BA, Presidency College, University of Calcutta. History honors. 1994-1997.
Award & Recognition

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University- 2012-
  • Visiting Professor, Monash University, December 2011.
  • Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire, January 2009-
  • Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia- October 2009-June 2012
  • Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, 2007-2010
  • Visiting Fellow-Trinity College, University of Cambridge, June-July 2009.
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2009.
  • Research Fellow, Latrobe University, Melbourne, August-2006- May 2009, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Latrobe University, July-September 2005.
  • Visiting Faculty, University of Chicago, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Taught courses on International Histories of Sport, Historical Methods, sports policy across contexts, The Olympic Movement and Global Diversity, Muscular Christianity and the Post-Colonial World.
  • Research Fellow, International Olympic Museum, Lausanne, 2005.
  • Organized the publication of the volume of the International Journal of the History of Sport that had the Olympic rings on the cover by special arrangement with the IOC.
  • Rhodes Scholarship for Doctoral Dissertation. 2000-2003.
  • Won Best paper presentation award at "International Conference on Unconventional Energy Resource" (2019)


Sports Monographs:

  • Maverick Commissioner- The IPL Lalit Modi Saga- 2022
  • Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians- Simon and Schuster- 2018- won the Rabindra Puraskar
  • Olympic A Billion Dreams- Simon and Schuster- 2020.
  • Playing it My Way- My Autobiography-with Sachin Tendulkar- November 2014.
  • Sporting Times: 175 Year Journey of Indian Sports 1838-2013, Curated from the 175 years archive of the Times of India on the occasion of the 175th celebration of the Times of India. Times Books, May 2013.
  • Olympics: The India Story, (with Nalin Mehta) Harper Collins, Revised and Updated Second Edition June 2012. First published July 2008. It was published under the title India and the Olympics, by Routledge, New York and London in April 2009.
  • Sellotape Legacy: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games, (with Nalin Mehta), Harper-Collins, August 2010.
  • Corridors of Uncertainty: World Cup 2007 and Beyond, New Delhi, Harper Collins, November 2007.
  • The Illustrated History of Indian Cricket, New Delhi: Roli Books, India and Tempus, UK, October 2006. Revised and Updated Edition, 2009.
  • Nominated by Wisden as one of the best cricket books of the year in 2006.
  • Goalless: The story of a unique footballing nation, with Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Penguin-Viking, January 2006. This is the first and most authoritative history of Indian Football.
  • Lost Histories of Indian Cricket: Battles of the Pitch, Routledge, (2005)
  • Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A social history of Indian cricket, Penguin-Viking, (2004).
  • “Forwards and Backwards: Womens Soccer in Twentieth Century India” in CSSAME, (Duke University Press).
  • “Kolkata colonized: Future of soccer in a sub-continental Brazilian colony” in Soccer and Society, Frank Cass.
  • “Soccer in colonial India: The years of turmoil”, in Soccer and Society, (Frank Cass.