New Delhi – The book of ‘Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story’, which was withdrawn by its publisher Bloomsbury under pressure from the left-wing and the Islamists, will now be published by Garuda Prakashan. The book authored by Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra was abruptly withdrawn by the publishing house under pressure from UK Office even as the authors were attending a virtual launch of the book on 22nd August.
The book, which is a factual account based on investigation and interviews conducted by the authors, was scheduled to be published in the next month. Garuda Prakashan is an Indian publication house founded by Sankrant Sanu in association with Ankur Pathak.
— Monika Arora (@advmonikaarora) August 23, 2020
The book’s author advocate Monika Arora informed that as per sentiment of the people, they are going ahead with Garuda Prakashan, a home-grown publishing start-up. Bloomsbury had only informed the authors via phone that the book had been withdrawn, no formal communication was sent to terminate the contract.
Responding to the announcement, Garuda Prakashan confirmed the same by thanking the author for putting their trust in them. Later they posted another tweet saying that they will publish the book in both English and Hindi. Garuda Prakashan further added that pre-order links for the book would be made available soon.
It's official now: @GarudaPrakashan is going to bring the book of @advmonikaarora ji, #DelhiRiotsUntoldStory in English and Hindi both.
Pre-buy links will be shared with you soon.
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Thank you all for putting your trust in Garuda.
— Garuda (@GarudaPrakashan) August 23, 2020