Our special guest this week is Prof Surya Prakash Chaturvedi, a veteran cricket writer from Indore.
Prof Chaturvedi, a retired professor of English, chose to write about his passion in Hindi and went on to author 15 books on the game.
The 83-year-old Chaturvedi has had a chance to witness the great breadth of Indian cricket – starting with CK Nayudu and Mushtaq Ali all the way to the current generation.
- The challenges of writing on cricket in Hindi
- The great Holkar team of the ’40s and ’50s
- The frightening presence of CK Nayudu
- Vijay Hazare – a study in courage
- Mushtaq Ali – a cricketer nonpareil
- Meeting a young Sunil Gavaskar
- The genius of Salim Durrani
- The decision to write in Hindi
- Coining new cricketing terms in Hindi
- Memories of a young Narendra Hirwani
- And much more…
Books by Prof Surya Prakash Chaturvedi:
Prof Chaturvedi’s Amazon page
Professor of Cricket – Vijay Lokapally interviews Prof Chaturvedi – The Hindu
Bengal v Holkar – Ranji Trophy final 1952-53
Hiralal Gaekwad: the southpaw who lost out to Vinoo Mankad – CricketCountry.com
Books discussed in the podcast:
EAS Prasanna – One More Over
Sandeep Patil – Sandy Storm
Lead image courtesy Prof Chaturvedi