A centenary in India by OUP. Wow!

The TOI of today reports that:

Publishing giant Oxford University Press(OUP), said to be the largest academia press in the world, will mark 100 years of its presence in India with a biography of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and republishing its very first book in the country.

Oxford in India publishes over 400 books annually with schoolbooks occupying the largest volume of their sales.

For the record, Oxford’s first book appears to have been printed in 1478, just  two years after the first printing press was set up in England!

That is saying something about this publishing powerhouse! Cheers to them as they hit a 100 in India!