How Mapin Publishing Put Indian Illustrated Books on the Map

Bipin Shah, Publisher of Mapin Publishing, recounts how he ventured into publishing illustrated books on India for the rest of the world—and built a global brand.

Ever since it was set up in 1983, Mapin Publishing has operated out of Ahmedabad — an industrial city in western India that was once known as “Manchester of the East” because of its textile mills. Many felt then that Ahmedabad was an unlikely location within India for a publishing house such as ours, but we have succeeded in bringing together the global and the local. Read the rest of this entry »