Boria Touches History – “A History of Indian Sport Through 100 Artefacts” a collectors delight

Book Launch of Boria Majumder
Book Launch of Boria Majumder

Noted Sports author and historian Boria Majumder launched his new book from Harper Collins stable at Kolkata in presence of legends of Indian sports.

Mahesh Bhupati,P. Gopichand,Deepa Malik, Harsh Neotia,Sanjeev Goenka along with the entire media were present to witness the history to unfold in a paperback.

Earlier this artefacts content had made ripples in the hearts of sports legends.

Boria’s collection of artefacts is as good as any I have seen. We need to inspire the young to savour our past. This should help in doing so.’ – Sachin Tendulkar

‘We needed this badly. It is a fabulous effort and people can see and read and feel inspired by the stuff their heroes have used. It brings history alive and that’s a stupendous effort.’ – Sourav Ganguly
‘The concept of history of sport doesn’t exist in this country, so this is a great effort using artefacts that have a special place in our sports history. It is important because that is how sporting journeys start.’ – Abhinav Bindra

‘Unless we get inspired, how do we get energized to excel in the future? This is one such attempt to inspire.’ – Deepa Malik.

A History of Indian Sport through 100 Artefacts brings together never-before-seen objects – tickets, scorecards, telegrams, letters, newspaper reports – and facts from the annals of Indian sporting history.

There is a wealth of tales and nuggets within these pages: the Mohun Bagan team defeating the East Yorkshire Regiment in 1911 to lift the IFA Shield, Ranji’s love poems for Mary Holmes, the 1932 cricket tour of England, India’s hockey exploits at the Olympics, Lata Mangeshkar’s special disc in honour of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team and more.

Contemporary history and legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Sania Mirza, Viswanathan Anand and the exploits at the Paralympics 2016 too claim their space in this fascinating archive.Profusely illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a collector’s edition that no sports lover can resist.

The book is not only a documentary evidence of sports time but also a place to recreate the nostalgia of your bygone era of sports reflection on timeline.


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