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'We alert people in India to be careful about such books'

A group of Indian-American businessmen initiated the action against Wendy Doniger's controversial book which Penguin India agreed to pulp recently. Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais finds out more. The......

Penguin to destroy Doniger's controversial book on Hindus

Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw copies of United States Indologist Wendy Doniger's book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" following a court-backed settlement with a Delhi-based......

Advance booking: What to read in 2008

Some 'big books' to look forward to in 2008...FictionThe acquisition of Amitav Ghosh's forthcoming Ibis trilogy by Penguin India made big news in literary circles earlier in the year and the first......

'Introduce education rooted in India's culture'

'There is no harm in children studying the Vedas; it is part of Indian culture and history... The aim is not to saffronise education,' Shiksha Bachao Andolan chief Dinanath Batra tells Vicky......

WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

Here’s a fresh collection of offbeat, quirky stories from around the world. With the likes of Kim Kardashian and Miranda Kerr constantly parading their perfect posteriors on social media, it......

The top 10 business bestsellers

Check out the top 10 business bestsellers. WHATEVER YOU THINK THINK THE OPPOSITEAuthor: Paul ArdenPublisher: Penguin BooksPrice: Rs 462.56ISBN: 0141025719A BIAS FOR ACTION: HOW EFFECTIVE MANAGERS......

Sardesai, Ghose quit Network18 Group

Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN, and wife Sagarika Ghose, deputy editor, IBN18, quit after nine years. The churn continues at Network18 Group, in the middle of a takeover by Reliance......

How Yash Birla won one of life's toughest battles

Twenty-two-year-old Yash Birla wakes up at the break of dawn to a phone call that changes his life -- a plane with his parents and sister has just crashed in Bengaluru (then Bangalore). Leaving......

Shiv Nadar biography shelved before publication

Another Penguin book, a biography of HCL’s billionaire founder Shiv Nadar, has been put in cold storage, even as the intelligentsia has spoken up for freedom of expression following the......

Why is Amazon betting big on self publishing in India?

US e-commerce company Amazon says it is betting highly on self-publishing in India. This was a medium termed ‘vanity publishing’ till now. However, says Amazon’s New York-based......

Are you looking forward to Rajnikanth's biography?

This could be the mother of all biographies!Penguin Books India informs that the publishing house is preparing to release Tamil superstar Rajnikanth's first definitive biography this year.Written......

When Dilip Kumar Married Asma

One of Hindi cinema's greatest legends Dilip Kumar has had his share of controversies in life. One of them was his marriage to Asma Rehman, even though he was already married to Saira Banu. Who was......

'Guru Dutt's death was a mystery -- no one knew for sure whether it was a suicide or an accident'

Nasreen Munni Kabir: The Berlin Film Festival was held between 21 June and 2 July 1963. So that means you did not meet him for a whole year, and then you heard he had passed away in October 1964.......

'Hinduism is much bigger than a book'

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Following a court-backed settlement with a Delhi-based Hindutva group, publisher Penguin Books India has withdrawn American author......

Could this be the next Bollywood blockbuster?

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey, who has given us brilliant films like A Wednesday and Special 26, has now penned his first novel -- an underworld thriller called Ghalib Danger. The story revolves around a......

Anand to bring out chess books

Penguin Books India will publish two books on chess, written by World Rapid Chess champion Vishwanathan Anand.The books, tentatively titled 'An Autobiography' and 'How to play Chess', are scheduled......

Penguin to produce Ali Bacher's biography

Dr Ali Bacher has joined forces with Penguin Books South Africa and Standard Bank on a project to produce his long-awaited authorised biography.Theformer executive director of the ICC Cricket World......

  People speak for penguin books

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Q. "The Hindus: An Alternative History "a book by Wendy Doniger created controversy and is withdrawn by its Publishes Penguin Books and agreed to shred the unsold copies in IndiaWhat is the controversy in it ! Any Idea ?
RANGBARSE:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/the-hindus-an-alternative-history-a-book-by-wendy-doniger-cr/27090622/answers/

Amol Raikar
Q. who are Famous Indian authors and Publishers in English Novels/books
Amol Raikar:  A. alleging inaccuracies and bias in the book. The book has been widely criticized by Hindu community for several factual errors. As part of a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-are-famous-indian-authors-and-publishers-in-english-nove/27026658/answers/27090642

PARTHA PATHAK
Q. are you an amateur , professional or expert when it comes to making love ?
PARTHA PATHAK:  A. Rabindranath Tagore, R.K.Narayan, Arundathi Roy, Penguin publishers more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/are-you-an-amateur--professional-or-expert-when-it-comes-to-/25629098/answers/27026667

truth exposed
Q. Does faith and prayer have a role in treatment? How does modern medicine view it?
Truth Exposed:  A. He he he.... Penguin Books is publishing GypsySutra authored by me :p more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/does-faith-and-prayer-have-a-role-in-treatment-how-does-mode/24479280/answers/25629134

  Web results for Penguin Books
Letters for a Nation

12:00 am From Jawaharlal Nehru to His Chief Ministers, 1947-1963 Ed. By Madhav Khosla Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 352; Price: Rs 599 In... ...

http://freepressjournal.in/letters-for-a-nation/
And Then One Day

12:05 am Brimming with delightful anecdotes as well as poignant, often painful revelations, this book is a tour de force, destined to become a... ...

http://freepressjournal.in/and-then-one-day/
Joey Barton plans to pen book on his 'highbrow' off-the-pitch life

48 pm London, Oct 19 ( ANI ): Joey Barton is planning to put pen to paper about "highbrow" off-the-pitch influences and interests in his... ...

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail6/story188147/joey-barton-plans-to-pen-book-on-his-039-highbrow-039-off-the-pitch-life.html
The Soul In Its Village

Review Pathbreaking stylistic invention and mystical yearning are the hallmarks of Raja Rao's writing S.B. Easwaran... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/The-Soul-In-Its-Village/292271
David Cronenberg writes first novel, 'Consumed'

To finish his first novel, David Cronenberg had to work around a few other projects. Like the four movies he completed over the past eight years.... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/david-cronenberg-writes-first-novel-consumed-news-others-okrxJ0fbegbae.html

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