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Jaswant likely to visit Pak for launch of his book on Jinnah

Having planned out a series of launches across various metros in the country besides abroad including Pakistan, the book publisher said the launch in the neighbouring country is most likely to be held after Ramzan.

world Updated: Aug 25, 2009 15:15 IST

Jaswant Singh, expelled from BJP for his controversial book on Jinnah, is likely to visit Pakistan for the launch of the book after Ramzan.

Having planned out a series of launches across various metros in the country besides abroad including Pakistan, the book publisher said the launch in the neighbouring country is most likely to be held after Ramzan.

"The promotional event will start in a few days. We are in talks with our counterparts in Pakistan to fix up a date for the launch. It is most likely to be held after Ramzan," the publishers told PTI.

Asked if Singh would be part of the launch, they said, "He is the author. What would be a book launch without him?"

Rupa and Co, the publisher of the book, 'Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence' has planned out a series of promotional activity across the country, including launches at Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad among others.

The publisher has been maintaining that the book was doing very brisk business in the country.

RK Mehra, Chairman of the publishing firm, had earlier said, "It is selling everywhere, it is selling very well in Pakistan and we have received orders from London, Bangladesh and Abu Dhabi. The subject of partition has been a subject of great interest anywhere in world."

Contending that the book was selling extremely well across the country, he said, "We can't give you the exact number as it is a business secret, but the book shops are running out of stock."