Penguin India

  • Penguin India urged to approach higher court 23-02-2014 09:30 PM

    Penguin India, which recently withdrew American author Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism, has been urged to approach higher courts to establish a strong precedent of upholding freedom of expression. A group of academicians and authors on Sunday said they were forwarding a petition concerning the withdrawal of the book along...
  • 'The Hindus' effect? Wendy Doniger's 'On Hinduism' on Kindle eBooks bestsellers list in India 19-02-2014 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Penguin Books India withdrawing all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies has also resulted in a greater interest in Doniger's other works. On Hinduism, a different book by Wendy Doniger is currently the...
  • Ideas 2014: Freedom of expression is like rape in India, says Taslima Nasrin 18-02-2014 11:33 PM

    Author Taslima Masrin has said that freedom of expression is like a rape in India. In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Taslima Nasrin on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. The author said she...
  • Ideas 2014: Is India facing a cultural emergency? 17-02-2014 10:56 PM

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Historian Ramachandra Guha and biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. ...
  • 'The Hindus' row: Readers ask Penguin India to give up copyright 15-02-2014 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even as Penguin Books India on Friday defended its decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus', a Bangalore advocate, on behalf of readers, has issued a legal notice to the publisher asking it to give up its copyright. Advocate Lawrence Liang of the Bangalore-based Alternative Law Forum claims...
  • Penguin took a rational call on Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Kian Ganz 13-02-2014 09:20 AM

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. Critics say...
  • Full text: Petition seeking Penguin Books apology for Wendy Doniger's book 11-02-2014 10:01 PM

    In a petition filed on Tuesday, the Penguin Group has been asked to apologise for the publication of the factually incorrect and offensive book 'The Hindus-An Alternative History' by Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books India, earlier in the day, reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The...
  • Bankerupt has all elements to be a bestseller 16-09-2013 04:22 PM

    It was around the same time last year when I had first met Ravi Subramanian. His latest book Bankster had got released and he was in Delhi for some event related to it. This was the first time he was meeting a blogger and for me, this was the first...
  • Penguin offers Ravi Subramanian Rs 1.25 crore for two-book deal 18-07-2013 03:15 PM

    Ravi subramanian's move from Rupa Publications to Penguin India may not be about the money but you cannot be blamed for thinking it is. The publishing giant has offered the author Rs 1.25 crore for a two-book deal making it the highest advance given by them to any Indian writer....
  • Penguin Random House merger, Gaurav Shrinagesh named India CEO 01-07-2013 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Publishing giants Penguin and Random House formally merged today and Gaurav Shrinagesh will be the head of India operations as the new global team executive was announced. Shrinagesh, previously managing director of Random House India, will be CEO of Penguin Random House India. The global senior executive team...
  • If you are paranoid about English, English Bites is the book for you 30-05-2013 03:21 PM

    English used to give me nightmares at some point of time in my life. So much that I couldn't interact with my classmates and teachers when I was admitted to a new school because of the rule that if you speak in Hindi, you will have to pay a fine...
  • Reading Mohsin Hamid; Slumdog Millionaire meets The White Tiger? 17-04-2013 01:00 PM

    Mohsin Hamid is a gifted writer and a wonderful story-teller, so it is totally to his credit that his latest novel "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" is gripping. In fact, it left me wanting to finish the book, and I did so in one sitting or two....
  • Indian publishers get new top editors 04-07-2011 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: The revolving doors at Indias English-language publishing companies are finally slowing down. A frenetic round of changes at the top or just below is almost over in terms of appointments and announcements. Penguin India, Random House India and Pan-Macmillan all have new editorial heads now. At Random House...
  • Penguin India appoints Chiki Sarkar as publisher 27-05-2011 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, the former editor in chief of Random House India, has been appointed publisher of Penguin India, the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent. Sarkar has worked with best-selling authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Mohammed Hanif, Daniyal Mueenuddin and Rujuta Diwekar. Before...
  • Books to celebrate India's spirituality 07-12-2010 04:50 PM

    New Delhi : India's ancient wisdom, culture and knowledge will be documented in Ananda, a new imprint of books on spirituality and heritage by the publisher, Penguin-India. Ananda was launched this week with three books – "A Treasury of Indian Wisdom", a selection of writings edited by Karan Singh, "Fingers...