Reviving War Minus the Shooting – a chat with Osman SamiuddinReviving War Minus the Shooting – a chat with Osman Samiuddin

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In the latest episode of the podcast we talk about how and why we set up 81allout Publishing – and the first book we recently released: Mike Marqusee’s War Minus the Shooting. ESPNcricinfo’s senior editor Osman Samiuddin tells us what the book has meant to him and why he considers it


War Minus the Shooting: the revival of a cricket classicWar Minus the Shooting: the revival of a cricket classic

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We are delighted to announce the republication of War Minus the Shooting: A Journey Through South Asia During the 1996 Cricket World Cup by Mike Marqusee. First published in 1996, the book is a vivid portrait of a subcontinent in ferment during an extravagant tournament that foreshadowed the great shifts


The subcontinent beyond the cliches: revisiting a landmark cricket book

The subcontinent beyond the cliches: revisiting a landmark cricket bookThe subcontinent beyond the cliches: revisiting a landmark cricket book

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In this episode, we revisit Mike Coward’s book about Australian tours to the subcontinent through the 1980s: Cricket Beyond the Bazaar. Joining us to dissect the book – and its importance for Australian cricket literature – are two contemporary journalists – Russell Jackson and Daniel Brettig. They tell us about


‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan

‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan

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In this episode, we chat with author, essayist, and perceptive cricket columnist Mukul Kesavan. Besotted with cricket for over five decades – and viewing it through the lens of politics, sociology, and history – Mukul talks about his magnetic attraction to the game and its many pleasures. Talking Points: An Anglophone


From the pressbox to the BCCI: Nishant Arora interview (Part 2)From the pressbox to the BCCI: Nishant Arora interview (Part 2)

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Our guest this week is Nishant Arora who, over two decades, has worked in multiple capacities within cricket – as a TV journalist, player agent, and BCCI media manager, and ICC digital producer. Nishant had joined us in March to talk about his time as a junior cricketer and his friendship