New Delhi, 22 November 2018; Hind Pocket Books, a Penguin Random House company, announces the acquisition of two books by one of the most respected and known literary fiction writers Padmashri Narendra Kohli for publication in January 2019.

Most revered for his reinvention of the ancient form of epic writing in modern prose, Shri Narendra Kohli has over 100 books to his name. Crediting his immense contribution to Hindi Literature, the era of contemporary modern Hindi literature is often referred to as the ‘Kohli Era’. He is also best known for his version of India’s greatest epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which he started writing in 1975.

‘The prospect to work with Penguin has given my work a new dimension, as if new rainbows have emerged over the blue sky of my literary art. It has given me wings to further my scope and it seems that my humble journey will now soar higher,’ said Shri Narendra Kohli.

Vaishali Mathur, Editor-in-Chief of Hind Pocket Books, commented, ‘This is a great opportunity for us to work with a creative genuis such as Shri Narendra Kohli. His work has brought the spotlight over Hindi literature and I am proud to take his writing ahead to a larger audience’.

Nandan Jha, Senior Vice President, Penguin Random House India says, ‘It is important to continue strengthening Hindi literature by bringing quality books and novels. There is an entire generation of readers that will benefit from a robust re-introduction to contemporary Hindi literature and the authors who have contributed so generously to keep it thriving’.

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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