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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......

'Under the BJP India will not become regressive'

'If people respect our culture and interests, why should anyone become more regressive?' 'Education will not be saffronised. Just the correct picture will be portrayed and facts not distorted.' Dr......

'PM accepted Sonia Gandhi as the centre of power'

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had been "defanged" by the Congress party in his second term with Sonia Gandhi deciding on key appointments to the Cabinet and to the PMO as he seemed to "surrender"......

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......

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......

Help yourself to get filthy rich

With the cunning of a master thief, author Mohsin Hamid has stolen the form of a self-improvement guide with chapter heads that alternate between the mundane and the cynical One of the most......

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......

'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......

'Ghalib Danger is good material for a film'

Neeraj Pandey, who has written and directed the brilliant films A Wednesday and Special 26, has written a novel called Ghalib Danger. The book reads like a film script, even though Neeraj says it's......

Manna Dey: Making beautiful music come alive

Legendary singer Manna Dey passed away into the ages on October 24. He was 94. We celebrate the icon by presenting an excerpt from his autobiography, Memories Come Alive: An Autobiography,......

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
Mayawati hopes silent voters will save the day

NEW DELHI: The is a subterranean political creature, visible only when it is in power. It maintains an almost invisible profile when it is out of... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/lok-sabha-polls-2014-off-the-beaten-track-mayawati-hopes-silent-voters-save-the-day/articleshow/33835407.cms
Generation UnSanskaari

The number of 40-year-old CMOs chasing 22-year-old consumers in this country is growing. And with it is the marketing machinery that's spewing out... ...

http://www.campaignindia.in/Article/383015,generation-unsanskaari.aspx
Apple loses bid to dismiss state-specific ebook antitrust lawsuits

Apple Inc on Tuesday lost an attempt to dismiss lawsuits by state attorneys general accusing it of conspiring with five major publishers to fix... ...

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/shortlink.aspx?article=509191&pfrom=home-rightnow
The inexplicable politics of literary rejection

Delhi-based publisher Navayana's decision to not publish the English translation of Joe Dcruz's Tamil fiction novel Aazhi Soozh Ulagu, has... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bangalore/The-inexplicable-politics-of-literary-rejection/2014/04/16/article2170589.ece
‘I think non-fiction is voyeuristic’

What’s life like for an undertrial in an Indian prison? Chetan Mahajan, a self-described “yuppie”, living the typical urban dream — an MBA... ...

http://www.asianage.com/life-and-style/i-think-non-fiction-voyeuristic-597

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