Posted on April 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

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Divya Dutta’s book ‘Me and Ma’, now available as an audiobook

Penguin Random House India is proud to launch the audiobook version of Me and Ma, award-winning actor Divya Dutta’s debut book which was published by Penguin in 2017. The audiobook is available on all major online audiobook platforms.

Divya Dutta's book 'Me and Ma', now available as an audiobook
Divya Dutta’s book ‘Me and Ma’, now available as an audiobook

Penguin Random House India is one of the only publishing houses in the country currently publishing its own audiobooks. Me and Ma audiobook will join the league of many bestselling titles turned into audiobooks.

Life’s Amazing Secrets by Gaur Gopal Das, An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar, The Unusual Billionaires by Saurabh Mukherjea. Land of Seven Seas by Sanjeev Sanyal among many others. With the aim of making the listening experience more intimate and immersive. The publishing house worked with the talented actor to tell her life story. Not in her own words, but in her own voice.

Reviewed as a ‘candid’, ‘conversational’ and ‘unconventional’ celebrity autobiography. Me and Ma is a tribute to mother-daughter relationships, inspired by the actor’s own relationship with her mother. Dr Nalini Dutta. In the book, Divya walks us through the most cherished memories of her life that strengthened her relationship with her mother. The incredible bond she forged with her mother helped her through good times and bad. Which led to her becoming an award-winning actor in the Indian film industry. With the audiobook version of this book. Divya Dutta gives new voice to her written words, and expands the scope of the book to a wider readership and opens it up to a brand- new audience.

Vaishali Mathur, publisher, Indian Languages Publishing, Penguin Random House India, says,

‘I’m very sure that the audio of this book, which is a heartfelt tribute to her mother, is going to be a treat for our readers and Divya’s fans.  Divya’s voice modulation and expression are incomparable. This time it will be a combination of emotion and powerful reading.’

Speaking about her experience with the audiobook, Divya Dutta says,

‘Me and Maa opened a beautiful path for me to connect with my readers as an author. The kind of love I got for the book was gratifying, we thought we must release it in audio format as well. It adds so much more with the audio as the feelings can truly be felt. For me it has been a personal journey of writing the book about my mother and then narrating it myself.’

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