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Charkha Audiobooks to give voice to Mahatma Gandhi’s Autobiography; Kalidasa’s Shakuntala to follow

12-November-2005
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Charkha Audiobooks to give voice to Mahatma Gandhi’s Autobiography; Kalidasa’s Shakuntala to follow

Charkha Audiobooks, Karadi Audio Tales’ imprint for audiobooks for adults, has announced the launch of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography. The new launch features Shekhar Kapoor as Gandhi and Nandita Das as narrator, and has been launched to mark the 100th year of the first Satyagraha.

Elaborating on the launch, C P Viswanath, Director, Karadi Tales Company, said, “Charkha audiobooks seeks to capture and communicate the essence of great Indian lives and Indian classics by creating a unique experience through audio and print. We would continue to take our customers through a memorable experience with our forthcoming productions including Kalidasa’s Shakuntala and a series on India’s poet-saints like Kabir, Tulsidas and Tukaram.”

The company’s first audiobook, ‘Wings of Fire’, based on the life of President A P J Kalam, has sold over four-lakh copies since its launch, priced at Rs.200. The new release, titled ‘The story of my experiments with truth’ is priced at Rs. 250. Viswanath sees it as a very promising line, and is optimistic on the market for audiobooks.

The Charkha audiobooks are targeted at people who want knowledge but don't fancy reading, and those who read magazines and newspapers but not books, says the company. There would also be those attracted by the narrators and singers featured in the book, who end up becoming part of the audiobooks movement.

Karadi Tales Company has been recognised internationally for its audiobook productions for children under the Karadi Tales series. Charkha Audiobooks is their imprint for audiobooks for adults.

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