“[Katha]A special and unique moment in Indian publishing history” — The Economic Times
Updated: Apr 3, 2022
we build excitement in every book!
2000 years of storytelling
We bring India’s beloved fabulists, fictionists, and poets from 21 Indian languages in intra-basha translation, celebrating India’s amazing cultural and linguistic diversities! Our poems recreate the wonder of Indian wordsmiths from 2000+ years ago.
the world's best
Some of the world’s best illustrators/painters work with us. Artists like MF Hussain, …, … rub shoulders with some of India’s best illustrators for children.
From top: Sunil Shyam | Suddhasattwa Basu | Atanu Roy " A Ramachandran | Sayed Haider Raza | Paul Klee
We keep interest of children high and foster a willingness to read; understand the human predicament.
Our books help our young readers to love books. The best of poetry fiction, nonfiction.
create a sustainable, equitable world for themselves. We help children read for change! YOUNG READERS learn with us to:
create a kinder world;
promote equity for all life forms
understand Climate Change and sustainable consumption;
celebrate the differences in India’s amazing plurality.
We Link diversities. Forge identities.
Thirty years of experience in bringing great reading to every child, helping new/diffident readers come to grade-level reading, increasing their ability to understand BIG ideas and how to put them to work!
High-quality content and design to match the learning needs of children at different reading levels!
No wonder about 9.1 million children have learnt to read with us — (80% of our books go only to libraries; we have taken a very conservative 5 readers/book to arrive at this number.)
exciting and rich content
To support close reading and reading for meaning, our books develop in readers a deeper understanding of social issues that confront them; personal leadership and imagination that elude them; cultural and environmental awareness that raises their self esteem. In 8 Indian languages
we celebrate girls
Katha books often have girls as protagonists. They help boys understand why they hold up only half the sky; and why respecting girls is a win-win-situation for all!