Oxford University Press completes 100 years in India
Posted on: 11:21 PM IST Jan 29, 2012
Kolkata: With a series of new publishing initiatives, which includes releasing of Jim Corbett's unpublished writings, the Oxford University Press (OUP) is celebrating 100 years of operations in India this year.
"As a department of the University of Oxford, OUP will celebrate by showcasing its rich history in India through re-issues of classics and by launching major new centenary year publishing initiatives in 2012," OUP India's Managing Director Manzar Khan told.
One of the most awaited books of the year from their stable will be the unpublished writings of British conservationist Jim Corbett sourced from OUP archives.
"For the centenary, we will have books by acclaimed authors including Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, Girish Karnad, Sudhir Kakar, Ashis Nandy, Sunil Janah, Valmik Thapar, and UR Ananthamurthy authors who have continued to publish with us over several decades," he said.
Here to participate at the ongoing Kolkata Book Fair, they will soon come out with 'Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life' written by Uma Das Gupta. The illustrated biography of the bard focuses on his personal life to expose the larger forces that moulded his personality and thought.