|Author||Karunya Keshav, Sidhanta Patnaik|
In July 2017, the Indian Women’s Cricket Team burst into national consciousness after a seriesof 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. This first comprehensive history of the game in India maps its long and hard journey to success and popularity.