Penguin Random House India is excited to launch an online bookstore on Amazon India’s website and app dedicated to its most prestigious imprint, Penguin Classics. As home to the largest selection of literature for adults and young readers, Penguin Random House India celebrates its love for this exquisite list of writings from India with a first-ever exclusive showcase beginning mid-December. The Penguin India Classics online bookstore can be found here .
Book lovers and reading enthusiasts, old and young, are in for a delightful treat with this range of extraordinary Indian Classics by Penguin which can all be found at the online bookstore. They can choose from a selection of the finest Indian writings from the country’s regional languages – from classic writings in Bengali and Sanskrit, to important contemporary writings in Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and more – translated, published and made available in English in print and e-book versions. Here is a glimpse of the treasure trove of books to discover at the online bookstore: The Discovery of India, written by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru during his incarceration, ancient poet-saint Nammalvar’s magnum opus Tiruvaymolior Endless Song, The Country Without a Post Office, one the masterpieces by Agha Shahid Ali, The Postmaster, a collection of short stories by literary maestro Rabindranath Tagore, an anthology of translated works from Urdu to English, Bitter Fruit: The Very Best of Saadat Hasan Manto, a compilation of classic stories, A Game of Chess: Classic Assamese Stories and more.
Meru Gokhale, Publisher, The Penguin Press Group at Penguin Random House India said, ‘We are delighted that readers everywhere can now access the wealth of Indian literature that Penguin India has to offer. From Kannada to Assamese and Marathi to Urdu, this prestigious list of books can help rediscover the country’s rich cultural heritage and history. We are proud to present our fascinating and diverse catalogue of writings from across India’s history and geography.’
In India, Penguin publishes its classics under three important categories: Black Classics (pre-nineteenth-century literature), Modern Classics (the best literary works from the twentieth century) and Penguin Classics (literary works from the 2000s and other).