About Us

Pratham Books is a non-profit trust that publishes high quality books for children at affordable prices and in multiple Indian languages.

Since the beginning of 2004, Pratham Books has managed to create a paradigm shift in the world of publishing through our unique model. We have proven that it is possible to develop high-quality books for children that are affordable and therefore more accessible.

Till date, Pratham Books has published over 260 titles in English and 10 other Indian languages. That's over 1600 books, most of which are priced below Rs 35. We have printed over 11 million books, over 10 million story cards and have a readership of nearly 50 million. Our vision is to reach 200 million children in India, and we hope to someday put 'a book in every child's hand'.

Pratham Books was created in order to:
  • Provide children with access to low cost, high quality books
  • Publish books in multiple Indian languages
  • Provide publishers with a platform to create affordable reading material for children.
  • Bring authors, illustrators, and producers of books together to build a reading country.
  • Urge the corporate sector to actively participate in this process
It is our hope that some day soon every child will be reading well.

Our other social media profiles are below:

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Scribd - Read our books! You can also find our public domain booksCreative Commons licensed books, and community created derivative works of our Creative Commons licensed books here.

Soundcloud - Listen to our books!

Flickr - See our pictures and illustrations!

Youtube - Watch our videos!

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