Over 15,000 copies of the book "Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story" have been sold in less than 24 hours after it was launched for pre-order by Garuda Prakashan yesterday evening (24 August).
The book was launched by Garuda Prakashan after Bloomsbury India - the original publisher backed out following a concerted campaign by leftists.
Soon after the book's launch, the servers of Garuda Prakashan crashed due to the heavy demand to pre-order the book. The publisher has now enhanced its server capacity to cope with the higher demand.
The book authored by Monika Arora, Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra faced a major backlash from individuals like William Dalrymple who mounted pressure on Bloomsbury to desist from publishing it.
Bloomsbury buckled under the pressure and refused to go ahead with the publication despite prior agreements. As per author Monika Arora the publisher did not give any written explanation for sudden change of mind. Bloomsbury also reportedly removed the book from its online platforms.
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