An Indian Cricket Odyssey into the Empire
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 774 , Segment 1
Episode: Cricket & Equality
- Dec 7, 2020 7:00 pm
- 34:36 mins
Guest: Prashant Kidambi, historian at the University of Leicester, UK, and author of "Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire" It was 1911, after twelve years and three failed attempts, when the first Indian cricket team completed a competitive tour of Britain. Their journey includes a Sikh prince, some missing team members, an unprecedented heat wave, and the backdrop of imperial England.