The website, Not Just Publishing, recently featured a video interview of Bipin Shah, Mapin’s Managing Director and Publisher. In this candid interview Mr Shah reveals his personal journey from an engineer to publisher. This insightful interview reveals not only an entrepreneur’s vision but also several aspects of Indian publishing in the 1970s and ’80s.
The interview was conducted by Vinutha Mallya. A transcript is available for reading on the website.
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 »