Westland to publish The Fire Burns Blue by Karunya Kashyap and Sidhanta Patnaik
THE FIRE BURNS BLUE
A History of Women’s Cricket in India
A comprehensive history of women’s cricket right from its origins to the present-day.
In July 2017, the Indian Women’s Cricket Team burst into national consciousness after a series of scintillating performances in the World Cup. But, the story of women’s cricket in India is much older. From the days of pioneers like Diana Eduljee and Shantha Rangaswamy in the early ‘70s to the stars of today like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, the story of women’s cricket has gone through numerous twists and turns.
Despite the lack of administrative support, public apathy and funds crunch, women’s cricket has survived and continues to flourish.
The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India is the first comprehensive history of the game in India maps its long and hard journey to success and popularity.
Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Patnaik are senior staff writers at Wisden India.
Two of the most knowledgeable sports journalists on women’s cricket, they have covered the women’s game extensively.
Release date: 30 Nov 2018 | Publisher: Westland | Imprint: Westland Sport | Price: INR 799