Penguin Random House India on Thursday announced that it has acquired Hind Pocket Books, one of the oldest Hindi language publishers in the country.

The Indian arm of multinational publishing company Penguin Random House said Vaishali Mathur will become the editor-in-chief of Hind Pocket Books. She was earlier responsible for Indian language publishing at Penguin Random House India.

Nandan Jha, senior vice president at Penguin Random House India, who heads the sales and product division, will also assume responsibility for building the Indian language publishing programme, the publisher said in a press release on Thursday.

Amrita Pritam, Acharya Chatursen, Gulshan Nanda, Narendra Kohli, Khushwant Singh, RK Narayan, Dominique Lapierre and Osho are some authors that Hind Pocket Books has published.

We are thrilled to welcome Hind Pocket Books to the Penguin Random House global family of publishers,” Penguin Random House Chief Executive Officer Markus Dohle said. “This acquisition represents our commitment to expand our local-language publishing as we continue to implement our global strategy of growing in our key markets such as India.”

It is a great honour for us that this pioneering legacy is now in the reputed hands of Penguin Random House India,” Hind Pocket Books Managing Director Shekhar Malhotra said.