Source : Times of India
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 publishing.
Vaishali Mathur, previously responsible for Indian Language Publishing and Rights at Penguin Random House India, will be the Editor-in-Chief of Hind Pocket Books, and will continue to build on her English language publishing programme.
Established in 1958, Hind 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, Ruzbeh Bharucha and Wayne Dyer.