As part of its #readinstead initiative, Juggernaut Books will be creating a month-long online literary festival in association with Scroll called #Readinstead Online Literature Festival.
The #readinstead campaign was set up in response to the lockdown people are living through because of the coronavirus. On Saturday (21st March) we made our entire catalogue free for readers to access during this period. Alongside this, we will now be creating a unique month-long literary event.
About Chiki Sarkar
Chiki Sarkar is the publisher and co-founder of Juggernaut Books. A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Chiki is also a Forbes 2018 W-power trailblazers and Economic Times’s Rising Women Leaders of 2015. In 2019, Chiki also gave TED-Talk on How India’s smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers.
Simran is the Chief Executive Officer at Juggernaut. Before joining Juggernaut, she has held multiple positions across Hotstar, Star TV and global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. She is an alumnus of ISB Hyderabad and the London School of Economics.
About Juggernaut Books
Focused on the growing smartphone usage in India, Juggernaut aims to give readers and authors a digital as well as a traditional publishing platform. In addition to this, our self-publishing arm, Juggernaut Selects is a platform where aspiring writers can submit their work, find over a million readers and be discovered by our editors. From 15-minute short reads to literary novels like JCB Prize winning Jasmine Days and famous biographies like Sourav Ganguly’s A Century is Not Enough and Rajat Gupta’s Mind Without Fear, our catalogue caters to all kinds of readers. We are home to bestselling authors like Twinkle Khanna, Arundhati Roy, William Dalrymple, Rujuta Diwekar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose and Sunny Leone. The app is available on both Android and iOS.