Born/Date of Birthday: March 8, 1976
Place of Birth: West Bengal, India
Occupation: Journalist and Historian
Education: St John's College (2004), University of Calcutta (1997–1999), The Frank Anthony Public School, FAPS Kolkata
Known for: Sports commentary and journals
Notable work: Twenty Two Yards to Freedom
Official Website: boriamajumdar.com
Boria Majumdar is an Indian sports journalist, academician and author.
Majumdar was born on 8 March 1976 at Kolkata. He completed his schooling from The Frank Anthony Public School, Kolkata. He completed his B.A. in History from Presidency College, University of Calcutta in the year 1997. In 1999, he did his M.A. in Modern History from the same university. He was awarded the Rhodes scholar in 1999–2000 and went to St John’s College, University of Oxford to do a DPhil on the Social History of Indian Cricket in October 2000. He completed his doctorate in March 2004 and the thesis was subsequently nominated for publication in the Oxford monographs series. It was published in India by Penguin-Viking as the much acclaimed Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket in December 2004.
He co-authored Playing It My Way, the autobiography of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar along with Sachin.
In 2018 his second book, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond, was published by Simon & Schuster.
In 2019 he is senior research fellow in the School of Sport and Wellbeing at the University of Central Lancashire. Previously he has worked as distinguished visiting fellow at La Trobe University, Melbourne and, since 2003, as visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago.
Majumdar is married to Sharmistha Gupta.
Boria Majumdar launches his innovative sports venture RevSportz with backing from multiple corporates.
The BCCI imposed a two-year ban on Boria Majumdar after a three-member committee found him guilty of intimidating India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha over an interview request in 2022.
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