Economy The life of Sonny Mehta — the Fred Astaire of editing Updated : December 31, 2019 07:43 PM IST At Knopf, the soft-spoken and frequently taciturn Mehta overcame cultural barriers with a well-honed literary instinct, an ability to forge personal bonds with writers, and a skill for marketing. He made his mark in the world of London publishing when he co-founded Paladin, which brought out The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer, his former Cambridge friend. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.