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.[1] He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2000.[2]

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.[3]

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  1. ^ unesdoc.unesco.org PDF
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Indian man waits six decades for university award". BBC News. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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