Dina Nath Malhotra
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Dina Nath Malhotra is an Indian publisher whose company Hind Pocket Books developed the paperback market for Hindi books in the 1950s and 1960s. He, with the help and co-operation of some like-minded Delhi-wallas brought the publishing-trade from Bombay to Delhi, shifting the focus away from importers of foreign books to the native publishers. He was instrumental in setting up the first voluntary all-India body of publishers, the Federation of Publishers and Booksellers of India, and served as its president 1967-69. He is President emeritus, Federation of Indian Publishers. Internationally, he was involved with issues of copyright from the perspective of developing countries, and took part in UNESCO expert meetings. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2000.
Dina Nath Malhotra holds a gold medal in Masters in Academics completed in 1944 at Punjab university Lahore. Due to India - Pakistan separation the gold medal was finally awarded in 2012 at the Pakistan high commission New Delhi.
- D. N. Malhotra, Daring to Publish (autobiography), Clarion Books: New Delhi, 2004 ISBN 81-216-1049-4 reviewed at Indiawise
- unesdoc.unesco.org PDF
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
- "Indian man waits six decades for university award". BBC News. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
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