We are very proud to have been appointed as official international distributor for the Indian Ministry for Broadcasting & Information, Publications Division (Ministry of I&B). This is a sign of the business rapport we have built with Indian publishing companies over the years, and the positive reflection of Indian culture and society we are privileged to help facilitate by distributing quality books around the world. Long may it continue!
What Does The Ministry Of I&B Do?
The Ministry doesn’t have an exact equivalent in the UK. Its role is partly to regulate the exchange of information (including data protection) and intellectual property rights. It also regulates content and conduct standards in the printed media, radio, TV and film industry. In addition, the ministry coordinates written materials that explain the work of other government departments, and spreads awareness of Indian culture, arts and sciences at home - and now wish to extend that abroad. It is a large government department with a big remit.
You could think of it as a Ministry of Culture, Literature Academy and Board of Film Classification rolled into one, there to preserve and promote Indian culture.
As part of their international outreach programme, the Ministry has compiled a catalogue of books that reflect Indian culture and heritage. We are the official distributors for these titles in the UK and around the world. The catalogue is extremely varied; encompassing contemporary and classic fiction, books on Indian history and religion, historical source texts – including the nation’s legendary epics, poems and holy books – and books on food, art and architecture. Books are published in English and all major Indian languages.
All 500+ titles are now being made available worldwide on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Simply ask us if there’s something you can’t find.
Booksellers who are interested in stocking these titles should get in touch. We offer attractive wholesale rates and continual availability for our 200 bestselling titles – many of which appear in the catalogue.