An Unsuitable Boy

An Unsuitable Boy

Karan Johar
The autobiography of the one and only Karan Johar

Pub Date: 16 February 2022
ISBN: 9780143423096 / 0143423096
Price: Rs399.00
Subject: Prose: Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass, Cinema Industry
Format: 198mmx 129mm
Binding: Paperback
Extent: 352 pages
Territory: World
Bar Code: 9780143423096
AI Last Updated: 13 December 2021

Karan Johar opens up like never before. The book is an honest, heartwarming and personal account of Karan Johar’s life and the business of Bollywood.
Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit and outspokenness, and the book reflects that. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent.
In this autobiography, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into Bollywood, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK, Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. The book will be widely reviewed, keenly read, and will generate a lot of publicity.

Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer and actor. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know? Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships and rivalries in the industry. Honest, heart-warming and insightful, An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.

Karan Johar is one of the leading directors, producers and writers in the Hindi film industry. The son of much-respected film producer Yash Johar, who set up Dharma Productions in 1976, Karan took over his father’s legacy after the latter’s death in 2004. An award-winning director, he started out as an assistant to film-maker Aditya Chopra on the sets of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995). Karan made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) which went on to become a blockbuster. He has directed eight major films and produced over twenty, all starring some of the biggest names in Bollywood. He made his acting debut in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet (2015). The multitalented Karan also hosts one of India’s most-watched celebrity chat shows, Koffee with Karan. He has dabbled in fashion design and even done the costumes for films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Dil To Pagal Hai. An extremely popular and well-liked member of the film fraternity, Karan has come to be regarded as a spokesman of the industry. In 2007, he was chosen as one of 250 Global Young Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Karan became the father of twins, Yash and Roohi, in 2017.

Poonam Saxena is a journalist, writer and translator. She launched the Hindustan Times Sunday magazine, Brunch, and edited it for over ten years before moving on to become the national weekend editor. She has translated Dharamvir Bharati’s iconic Hindi novel, Gunahon Ka Devta, into English (Chander & Sudha) and also Rahi Masoom Raza’s novel about the Hindi film industry in the 1970s titled Scene 75. She is the author of The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told, for which she translated twenty-five stories into English.


THE BODY BOOK, Mehlli Gobhai

Category: Art
Format: 5.8 x 5.7 inches

Binding: Paperback

Page Extent: 30

Imprint: Talking Cub

Territory: World

Pub Date: May 2022

ISBN: 978-93-5447-195-7

Age group: 2 years and above

Price: £5.23

From a great artist and the creator of the bestselling The Tree Book, a lovely little art book on the body.

Key Selling Points
A charming picture book that introduces young readers to the human body.
Mehlli Gobhai is regarded as one of India’s finest painters and illustrators
and produced several internationally acclaimed illustrated books.
This unusual book will also appeal equally to children as well as older
readers. It is also a lovely gift book.

Nose, eyes, lips. Moving hands, running legs.

In this beautiful little art book without words, a great painter shows little ones
(and older ones, too) the wonder that is our body. What are its parts, how does it move? Open this book to learn and to be charmed.

The Illustrator

Mehlli Gobhai (1931–2018) was a painter and illustrator. He completed his undergraduate education at St Xavier’s College and then went on to train as an artist at the Royal College of Art in London, as well as at the Art Students League and the Pratt Graphic Centre in New York. He lived and worked in New York for twenty years and chose to return to Mumbai in the late 1980s. While in New York, he wrote and illustrated several children’s books, including The Legend of the Orange Princess; Lakshmi, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn’t; and USHA, the Mouse Maiden.


Join Us At The New Delhi World Book Fair In January 2019

Hot on the heels of our Christmas break is one of our favourite events of the year – the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) 2019. Taking place between the 5th and 13th January, the Book Fair is the 47th of its kind to take place in New Delhi, and is India’s largest international publisher’s Expo.

The New Delhi World Book Fair is a literary event as much as a trade fair. Hundreds of publishers attend the event to promote their recent titles and sell directly to the tens of thousands of members of the public who visit the book fair every day.

It is also a great networking and knowledge-seeking opportunity. We have never left a book fair yet where we did not learn new things about upcoming authors, publishing businesses and exciting new titles.

What To Expect

As usual, the NDWBF will play host to all the major players in the Indian publishing industry, with support from all of India’s professional publishing associations. There is always a strong international contingent at the Book Fair, so we can expect exhibitors from numerous publishers in South Asia.

The recently refurbished Pragati Maidan conference centre boasts 40,000 m² of exhibition space, allowing booths for 1,000 exhibitors from India and 40 guest exhibitors mostly from around Asia.

Event Theme

Each NDWBF has an overall theme, last year’s being Environment & Climate Change. The 2019 theme is Readers With Special Needs, with a special focus on children’s literature. Exhibitors are encouraged to explore ideas of accessibility, inclusive learning and specific content for adult readers with special needs.

The exhibition halls have been subdivided into four ‘Authors Corners’, each with a separate theme. Each corner hosts content for publishers, writers and individual booklovers – with seminars, book launches and discussion groups.

Attending The Book Fair

The NDWBF is a large event within easy reach of New Delhi city centre. Accommodation close to the venue is likely to be busy and expensive, but there are plenty of affordable hotels to choose from in the city itself.

If you happen to be in India in early January, then New Delhi is the place to be, but if you are coming from the UK you should still be able to get a reasonably-priced flight from any of the UK’s major airports. You can register as a delegate online by clicking here.

We have a permanent office in New Delhi, so will be attending on the 7th and 8th of January.

It is great to meet up with publishers and other suppliers from India and around the world, so if you are attending the NDWBF next month please let us know. We’re especially keen to meet up with new publishers and find interesting new titles – so if you’re currently looking to expand your international market with the major distribution partner for India and South Asia, we’re the people to talk to.

Join Us At The New Delhi World Book Fair in January 2018!

Hot on the tail of Christmas, our team will be attending the New Delhi World Book Fair in New Delhi, India, between the 6th and 14th January 2018. As India’s premier literary Expo, the World Book Fair is the best annual opportunity to connect with emerging businesses and established players in the Indian publishing industry, See the latest titles, and stay informed on all the trade news.

Whether you are a wholesaler, independent bookseller, online retailer or even an aspiring publisher or author, the World Book Fair is the event to attend if you’re interested in the dynamic world of Indian literature.

All the main publishers will be represented, including many of the 750 Indian publishing houses with whom we have an export partnership.

Meet Our Team

We are proud to be attending, where we will be available to discuss our stock holding, upcoming publications and promotional plans for the coming year. We are always delighted with the cross-section of Publishers and suppliers from India, Asia and beyond who we meet at the World Book Fair. So if you are in New Delhi in January or are attending the Book Fair, it would be great to meet up.

For UK customers, let us know if you want us to source anything by email at, or by phone on 01727 761 677. If you are based in India, the number to use is (+11) 27 700 244, and our email address is

This Year’s World Book Fair Theme

The upcoming event – the 26th World Book Fair to be held in New Delhi, has seen unprecedented interest from Indian and foreign publishers. Every year the Book Fair has a different theme, with the 2018 fair being dedicated to the topics of environment and climate change. The coming Book Fair will also celebrate the long-standing partnerships between Indian and European publishing businesses, with wholesalers and Indo-European publishers being strongly represented.

With a full schedule of interesting speakers, cultural programmes, book signings and fringe events, there will be something of interest for everyone in the publishing industry.

Event Details & Accommodation

Find out more by visiting the World Book Fair website. Participants can also download a free copy of the book fair brochure by clicking here. There are hundreds of affordably priced hotels in New Delhi and regular flights from the UK, but the most competitive deals are likely to book up quickly. We recommend visiting the New Delhi link on to secure yourself a good deal on accommodation.

We hope to see you in New Delhi for another great World Book Fair!