Garuda Prakashan’s phones and email and WhatsApp inboxes are buzzing with pre-orders ever since it announced that it would publish the controversial book titled ‘Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story’, which was de-platformed by Bloomsbury India.
Authored by Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar, and Prerna Malhotra, ‘Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story’ alleges that the February 2020 Delhi riots were the result of a pre-planned conspiracy. So far, Garuda, which says it promotes the ‘indic narrative’, has received 15,000 pre-orders in a day. Ankur Pathak, the co-founder of Garuda Prakashan, told ThePrint: “The number of pre-orders that I have told you are tentative figures and are expected to increase. Ever since we opened our booking lines at 9 pm Sunday, our phones haven’t stopped ringing. We are getting responses on our website, WhatsApp number, email, and on our phones.
What’s more, the publishing house has even begun snapping up authors signed to Bloomsbury, such as former IAS officer Sanjay Dixit, who denounced its decision to withdraw the publication of the book.
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