HarperCollins to Pub­lish Parinda Joshi's Made in China

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HarperCollins In­dia is­proud to an­nounce that it has ac­quired the pub­lish­ing rights, all lan­guages, World, for Parinda Joshi’s Made in China.

The movie adap­ta­tion of Made in China, a Mad­dock Films pro­duc­tion star­ring Ra­jkum­mar Rao, Mouni Roy and Bo­man

Irani, is sched­uled to re­lease on In­de­pen­dence Day 2019. The film will be di­rected by Na­tional

Award win­ner Mikhil Musale.

Mean­while, Di­nesh Vi­jan of ‘Hindi Medium’ fame will pro­duce the movie.

The book, a hi­lar­i­ous ac­count of a strug­gling Gu­jarati busi­ness­man’s jour­ney to be­com­ing en­tre­pre­neur­ial suc­cess, is the first in the two­book deal with the au­thor.

‘It’s been a long-cher­ished de­sire of mine to work with HarperCollins. My surf­board has

been spruced up, and I’m ab­so­lutely elated to ride this wave with them. It’s go­ing to be dou­ble the fun!’ said Parinda Joshi, adding, ‘I’d wo­ken up one bright morn­ing in May 2008 with a vivid dream in which I was watch­ing a movie based on a book I had writ­ten. That dream osten­si­bly has been the guid­ing light, and here we are, a decade later.

‘Mad­dock has pro­duced sev­eral bril­liant and widely loved films across gen­res over the years and the adap­ta­tion of my novel couldn’t be in more adept and nur­tur­ing hands,’ she said.

Di­nesh Vi­jan, Founder, Mad­dock Films said, ‘Made in China is quirky, funny and yet it makes you think. I felt it needed to be ex­pe­ri­enced by more peo­ple and that’s why we de­cided to adapt it. It’s our en­deavor at Mad­dock to get in­ter­est­ing sto­ries to a larger au­di­ence, and this de­light­ful jour­ney of our pro­tag­o­nist is sure to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart!’

Swati Daf­tuar, Com­mis­sion­ing Ed­i­tor, said ‘In Made in China, Parinda brings to­gether a bril­liantly con­structed plot and

lay­ered, rounded char­ac­ters, serv­ing a grip­ping, en­ter­tain­ing book that you will eat up in a sin­gle sit­ting, but re­mem­ber for a long time. But what re­ally dis­tin­guishes Parinda is how she packs at the cen­ter of each book a core that’s strong, ur­gent and timely. Th­ese are sto­ries from a chang­ing, evolv­ing In­dia, and I’m so glad that we’re pub­lish­ing an au­thor who tells th­ese sto­ries so well.’

About the Book - Ev­ery­one around Raghu has made it big. His clos­est friends and fam­ily mem­bers all seem to be run­ning big, suc­cess­ful busi­nesses, liv­ing lux­u­ri­ous lives in the di­a­mond cap­i­tal of In­dia. And Raghu? All this forty-year-old Gu­jarati busi­ness­man from Su­rat has is the pity of oth­ers.

His fam­ily-in­her­ited Nepali hand­i­craft im­ports busi­ness has un­ex­pect­edly col­lapsed and cash is dry­ing out quickly. His wife, Ruk­mini thinks he a loser, his fam­ily does not re­spect him and so­ci­ety con­sid­ers him ir­rel­e­vant.

And then, a suc­cess­ful first cousin, Devraj, tips Raghu off about con­sumer goods that could be sourced from China and

of­fers to take him along on his next trip, know­ing fully well that it won’t be Raghu’s cup of tea.

But slowly, af­ter be­ing ini­tially over­whelmed by the cul­tural odd­i­ties at the con­ven­tion and else­where, Raghu be­gins to get the hang of things.

Made in China out­lines a wacky, darkly com­i­cal, soul-stir­ring and un­usual en­tre­pre­neur­ial jour­ney of a sim­ple but am­bi­tious pro­tag­o­nist and his fam­ily, com­plete with dys­func­tion­al­ity, heart­break, and hi­lar­ity.

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