HarperCollins India Celebrates 30 Years of Publishing in India

On January 6, 2023, an email arrived in my inbox with a special invitation to join, celebrate, and clink glasses with the HarperCollins India team. The event was scheduled to take place in Jaipur City.

Saurabh Chawla with Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO of HarperCollins India
With Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO of HarperCollins India

It occurred to me that India’s largest yearly literary festival, the Jaipur Literary Festival, is set to take place simultaneously. Voila! The enthusiastic reader in me leaped with pleasure when I realized I’d be meeting the HarperCollins team and some of my favorite authors. I then bought plane tickets and booked a hotel room right away. Yay!

The night of January 21, 2023,  Jaipur City Palace was lit up to celebrate the 30-year publishing journey – HarperCollins India. Indeed, it was a jubilant night.

Saurabh Chawla with HarperCollins Marketing Team
With HarperCollins Marketing Team

Since 2018, Storizen has had the opportunity to work with HarperCollins India and its authors. It gives the Storizen team great pleasure to share the world that we have collaborated closely with notable authors. Without the HarperCollins India team, none of this would have been possible.

saurabh chawla with Sudha Murty and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
With Sudha Murty and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

On the night of the cocktail party at the event’s venue, I was welcomed by one of the team members, who made me feel at ease and introduced me to the rest of the team. Their warmth made me feel as though I had known them for years the minute I met them. Meeting Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO of HarperCollins India, was another unforgettable experience.

I was fortunate to shake hands with literary superstars like Sudha Murty, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Manjiri Prabhu, Kiran Manral, Ashwin Sanghi, Amish Tripathi, and others on that starry night.

Saurabh Chawla with Manjiri Prabhu at Jaipur City Palace
With Manjiri Prabhu

Before signing off, it is to tell readers and book enthusiasts that HarperCollins India was named Publisher of the Year 2022 at the TATA Literature Live! Awards in November 2022. Storizen wishes the HarperCollins India team many more honors, accolades, and success, as well as many more books (for our readers:))!

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