Hemali Sodhi

The founder of A Suitable Agency, Hemali Sodhi has over two decades of experience in publishing, communications and brand strategy.

Passionate about books, and with a proven expertise in communications and brand management, she has conceptualised and worked on a number of pioneering and award-winning marketing campaigns. Her focus has been on building brands – consumer-facing as well as corporate – and over the years she has worked with many renowned writers from around the world.

Hemali loves travelling, reading, and dogs. She lives in Gurgaon.


Smriti Khanna Mehra

Smriti Khanna Mehra has led media planning and communications at two of the largest publishing houses in India in a career spanning fourteen years. She enjoys challenges; building and nurturing interpersonal relationships has been her strength throughout. 

Smriti enjoys reading, traveling and aerobics. Based in Delhi, she lives with her husband and eight-year-old son.

Ambar Sahil Chatterjee

Ambar Sahil Chatterjee has worked in publishing for over a decade. His last position was as senior commissioning editor with one of India’s leading publishing houses, where he acquired and published a prestigious classics’ list as well as an eclectic list of contemporary fiction. He has worked closely with a diverse range of eminent writers and translators. When not immersed in books, he loves to dabble in film and theatre.

Consulting Editor

Ranjana Sengupta

After working as a journalist for many years (including in the Hindustan Times and Indian Express) Ranjana Sengupta moved to publishing where she now has over two decades of experience as an editor specializing in non-fiction. Her main areas of interest are Politics, History, Memoirs, Foreign Policy—especially in the area of India-Pakistan relations—and Biography, and she has always enjoyed matching an idea to an author as well as helping authors navigate the writing process.

She has worked with a wide range of writers, including many eminent Indian scholars, civil servants, politicians and journalists, and several such books have received major awards. She was formerly deputy publisher with a leading publishing house. She is also the author of Delhi Metropolitan, A City Biography (Penguin, 2007).