About us

The webplatform has been launched for the purpose of encouraging dialogue and discussion on sports studies. It is meant to encourage sports studies scholars to write for a larger non-specialist readership. It is also also a place for sports writers to cogitate on events and developments in the sports field outside the hurly-burly of the match or the engagement, beyond the scoreboard. The hope is that scholars and writers will, on the one hand, go beyond the everyday reporting on sports and related issues, and on the other introduce the exciting world of sports scholarship to sports fans, spectators and players as well. [For submission guidelines please click here.]

The platform features information such as events, talks, conferences, book and other media announcements, etc. .

The weplatform is progressively creating a cummulative database/repository of research output on sports studies (primarily in India, but also Asia and relevant matrial from elsewhere). We will also try to develop links and associations with other similar platforms across countries, although our focus will remain India, and perhaps South Asia.

The founding anchors are Padma Prakash (Director, IRIS Knowledge Foundation) and Meena Gopal (Prof, Tata Institute of Social Sciences).


   IRIS Knowledge Foundation,
      T-131, Tower 1, 3rd Floor, International Infotech Park,
      Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400 703, India.
   Tel: +91 22 67231000
   Email: editor@esocialsciences.org
   Website: http://esocialsciences.org