In 1998, DK began operations in Delhi with a team of just 10 people. Led by MD APARNA SHARMA,
it now employs close to 300 people in its Noida office. After publishing their first local title in 2013
(Young Chefs with Vikas Khanna), DK India plans to publish 6–8 titles for the local market each year,
with special focus on the children’s segment to start with, expanding into new and emerging
areas like lifestyle. In 2014 these include Children’s Eyewitness Guide to Gandhi,
100 Indians Who Made History and Find It Delhi
, a mini travel guide/activity book for children.
This is apart from its commitment to continue to play a key role in the company’s expanded
global range of print and digital products. Here's a peek into our history...

1982

DK launched its publishing operations after the company secured a deal
to edit, design,
and produce
a first-aid manual
for voluntary aid
societies in the UK.

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1988

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DK printed
more than
three lakh
copies of the prestigious
DK Illustrated
Oxford Dictionary.

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1989

DK set up its office in
New Delhi, India,
with a staff of
less than
10 people.

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1999

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DK Eyewitness
Travel Guides won
The Daily
Telegraph
Readers'
Travel Awards

for Best Guide Books.

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2000

Pearson, the international
media group and the
parent company of
Penguin Books,
acquired DK.

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2003

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Rough Guides
became part of the
Pearson Group
and joined New Delhi's
operations as the
fourth member of the
DK India family.

2004

Many new, bigger titles followed over
the next few years, especially the
family reference titles corresponding
with DK's 30th anniversary.

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2008

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DK displayed its commitment
to ethical publishing
by producing a range of books
titled Made With Care,
which was created using the
most environmentally sound
practices available.

2009

Rough Guides
merged with
DK's Travel division.

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2010

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Finished on a high note with the
publication of Natural History, a
stunning visual guide to the Earth's
natural history covering over 5000
species
.

2013

On 1st July, 2013 Penguin and
Random House officially united to
create Penguin Random House,
the world’s first truly global trade
book publisher.

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DK India launched its first local
publishing title YOUNG CHEFS with
celebrity chef VIKAS KHANNA.

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2014

DK celebrates
40 years of publishing!

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Local publishing titles include
Eyewitness Gandhi,
100 Indians Who Made HIstory
,
and Find It Delhi.

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