Not Papa’s Party
This is one five-star launch nobody wants to miss. The Prime Minister will be there, so will his wife, Gurcharan Kaur. And it’s not one of those titles where the hype about the advance or author is bigger than the book itself. It’ll also probably be the first time Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attends a book event without doing the honours. Instead, he’ll be sitting in the front row as a proud father. To no one’s surprise, the launch of historian Upinder Singh’s A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India early next month won’t be held at 7, Race Course Road. Instead, her publisher, Pearson, has wisely decided to go in for a five-star book party to cash in on their power list of invitees and the controversy the book is generating.