Samir Chopra

A personal view of a cultural passion

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Novelist Joseph O'Neill

Whither the great cricket novel?

Cricket fiction has not really floated my boat. Who needs made-up heroes when the real-life ones are so wonderful?

Steve Waugh raises his bat after reaching his hundred on an injured leg

A tale of two Ashes books

Two college professors, of politics and philosophy, in two continents, connect through their common love of cricket

Patrick Eagar

Patrick Eagar: cricket's visual poet

For fans who grew up before cricket was available ubiquitously through television, the photographer's work holds special meaning


Emergence of new markets with T20 leagues

Tristan Lavalette's piece on cricket in Serbia reminded me once again, that cricket is not yet a truly global sport, but it has great potential to become one

Cricket books

True bravery and faux bravery: A little primer

I have not read Shoaib Akhtar's autobiography, and given the current prioritization of my book-buying budget, it is unlikely I will buy a copy

Cricket books

Long-lost treasures

I managed to carry out my usual quasi-archaeological digs through those old belongings of mine at my brother's residence in Delhi