New Delhi, 03 December 2018; Hindi language publishers, Hind Pocket Books, a Penguin Random House company, announces the publication of Shri Surender Mohan Pathak’s next books. The prolific Hindi pulp fiction writer will be adding a brand new two-part thriller to the popular ‘Vimal’ series and the first part will be published in January 2019.

Author of over 300 books, of which many went on to become blockbuster hits, the veteran writer has been titled as the ‘Master of Mystery, ‘King of Pulp Fiction’ and the ‘Badshaah of Hindi Crime Fiction’. He started his writing career with the Hindi translations of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and the works of James Hadley Chase and is best known for his series of novels Vimal (विमल), a.k.a. Sardar Surender Singh Sohal (सरदार सुरेन्द्र सिंह सोहल).

‘With the iconic Hind Pockets Books becoming a part of Penguin Random House India, I am enthusiastic about publishing my next two novels of the Vimal series with them,’ said Shri Surender Mohan Pathak, ‘The high standards set by Hind Pocket Books will undoubtedly be reinstated in this arrangement and bring Hindi literature to the forefront’.

Excited at the prospect of publishing with Shri Surender Mohan Pathak, Vaishali Mathur, Editor-in-Chief of Hind Pocket Books, commented, ‘I have great admiration for Pathak ji’s work and I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with him on his next books. Over the years, he has kept the pulp fiction genre refreshed and renewed with his writing and I am sure his readers from across the country are waiting for the new thrilling adventure’.

Nandan Jha, Senior Vice President, Penguin Random House India, says, ‘Keeping to our commitment to build strong and dynamic local language publishing, we, at Hind Pocket Books, are excited to venture into the crime fiction genre with a prolific writer, such as Shri Surender Mohan Pathak. While, there now may be many other platforms and formats of this genre, the Hindi pulp fiction writing has always been favoured by the masses and we intend to keep the trend going’.

About Hind Pocket Books
Hind Pocket Books Group was established in 1958 and has published in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam and English in India. In 1959 a set of ten paperbacks were published in Hindi for the first time, marking a major breakthrough in Indian Publishing. Hind Pocket Books is the umbrella company for a host of imprints which publish books that cater to the needs of different segments of society and specializations.

The dominant genre has been literary fiction. Under General books, they also publish Spirituality, Self-help, Health, Poetry, Biographies, and translations of international titles. Their current imprints include Clarion Books, Global Business Press, Saraswati Press, Professional Managers Library and Mainstreet.

The oldest and most respected Hindi Language publishers in the country, Hind Pocket Books, was acquired by Penguin Random House in June 2018.

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