What could most unite a sesquipedalian, a thespian, a litterateur and a journalist? In India, obviously what else but the national obsession: cricket. Playing cricket, watching cricket, analysing cricket, and reading about cricket, a game which has lent itself to some of the most lyrical, elegant, learned, and even humourous books and writing ever published. What is it about the thwack of bat on ball that so captivates the mind and pen? Shashi Tharoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Anil Dharker and Ayaz Memon share their best loved books and authors, related to their best loved game.
Session presented by Prime Securities
Anil Dharker is a Mumbai-based writer and columnist. He is the founder and festival director of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.More Info
Dr Shashi Tharoor is a third-term Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram and a bestselling author.More Info
Ayaz Memon has been a journalist for over 40 years. He writes about sports, politics, cinema and social issues.More Info
Join Ayaz Memon as he gives you net practice in being a sports writer.
The Launch of The Commonwealth of Cricket, followed by a conversation about the country’s obsession with the bat and ball.
Ramachandra Guha in conversation with Rajdeep Sardesai.