Penguin Books India is the largest English language trade publisher in India. Penguin Books was established in 1985, and it began the publishing in October 1987 with seven titles. The company is head quartered at New Delhi, the national capital of India. At present Penguin India publishes over 200 titles every year in addition to its active backlist of over 750 titles.
Penguin India is into publishing of its own books in English language and the distribution of many books from the foreign publishers, including the Penguin Group. The famous titles published by Penguin India include White Mughals by William Dalrymple, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, India 2020 by A.P.J Abdul Kalam, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, etc.
Penguin India, other than its own Indian publications also distributes in India books from Penguin Group worldwide, as well as internationally acclaimed books from publishers like Bloomsbury, A&C Black, Greenwood, etc.
Penguin India is a reserve for all categories of books. It has a huge cache of historical and scientific books apart from the popular novels and children's storybooks. Famous Indian authors like Satyajit Ray, Bhisham Sahni, R.K. Narayan, Khushwant Singh, Shobhaa De and Ruskin Bond are the best selling authors from Penguin India. Penguin India has got a vast collection from reputed authors of history, business, cookery, travel, health & fitness etc.
Other notable achievements of Penguin India publishing are the re-launch of Puffin (children's imprint) and publishing of Indian stories in the international bestseller Ladybird "Favorite Tales" series.