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Penguin India acquires Hind Pocket Books

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Leading publisher has acquired Pocket Books, one of the oldest and most respected in the country.

The announcement to this effect was made on Thursday by the publisher, which asserted that the acquisition will build further on its presence in local language

Vaishali Mathur, previously responsible for Indian Language and Rights at India, will be the of Pocket Books, and will continue to build on her English language programme.

Established in 1958, Pocket Books is widely considered the pioneer in publishing Hindi and Urdu paperbacks in India, and has an impressive list of critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles to its credit.

Hind Pocket Books has published some of the most renowned authors from the subcontinent and across the world, including Amrita Pritam, Shivani, Acharya Chatursen, Gulshan Nanda, Narendra Kohli, Khushwant Singh, R.K. Narayan, Dr Radhakrishnan, Dominique Lapierre, Osho, Thich Nhat Hanh, and

The books published by Hind Pocket Books have won prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Sahitya Akademi Awards and the Jnanpith Award.

"We are thrilled to welcome Hind Pocket Books to the global family of publishers. Our operations in have been a success story for us. This acquisition represents our commitment to expand our local-language publishing as we continue to implement our global strategy of growing in key markets such as India," Markus Dohle, Chief Executive Officer, Penguin Random House, said.

Penguin began its Hindi publishing programme in in 2005, and has built a significant catalogue of acclaimed titles over the years. It also translates a vast body of work from other Indian languages into English.

Nandan Jha, Senior Vice President, will, in his expanded role, take on the added portfolio of building the programme, in addition to heading sales and product for the company.



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First Published: Thu, June 28 2018. 21:50 IST