BBC World will interview David Davidar, publisher turned author in Face to Face at 2200 IST, with an additional appointment to view on Sunday at 1300 IST.
In this interview, the CEO of the renowned publishing house Penguin India, David Davidar talks about the inspiration behind his much-awaited book ‘The House of Blue Mangoes’. He also talks about the various people and instances that are reflected in the book and the extensive research that went into the writing of the book.
David reveals in this interview that he is now writing his second book. David hopes to have the first draft of the book ready by the end of 2003.
On Face to Face, David also talks about his childhood, his interest in reading that led him to work in fields related to writing, and his journey from journalism to publishing. He reveals how he established Penguin in India starting out in a small two bedroom flat.
The new series of BBC World’s India specific programme Face to Face features ‘Achievers of Substance’ from different walks of life. Face to Face, starting 2nd January 2002, is being sponsored by Raymond and Indica V2.