About Us


Rumour Books India (RBI) is one of India’s youngest and leading publishing house, and is the only publisher from North India to have a national presence.Founded in 2013 by Mr. Reekrit Serai and Ms. Radhika Panickar, RBI has, in the brief period since its inception, already scaled the bestsellers’ lists on Amazon, Flipkart, Crossword and The Hindu.

In the summer of 2014, RBI published an anthology of short fiction, edited by the bestselling author Harsh Snehanshu, titled Mango Chutney, which gave a platform to unpublished writers to get published. Anees Salim, the winner of the Hindu Literary Prize 2013 praised the anthology, stating that it, “deserves a loud cheer.”, while former Miss India, Gul Panag, was all praises too. Mango Chutney has, since then, grown to become one of India’s highest selling anthologies of short stories. A sequel, Green Mango More, was launched in May, 2015, to much fanfare. Other titles are planned under the Mango Chutney series in the coming years.

RBI is devoted to publishing quality fiction and non-fiction which has the potential to provoke and influence at the same time. All of RBI’s titles are headliners in their respective categories, such as Matabele Dawn by Saad Bin Jung, an epic novel proving to be a crucial unifying link between Africa and India, which the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, described as “a pure delight!”. Being one of India’s top publishers of crime fiction with titles such as Bhendi Bazaarand Deja Karma by Vish Dhamija, touted as India’s John Grisham