1st May was an extremely special day for all of us at Pratham Books. Thousand of copies of our books got printed on that day and were in circulation in the Delhi, Gurgaon and NCR region. These stories could be read out to children who cannot read, are learning to read or given to children who cannot afford books.
This New Year, gift your child a beautifully designed calendar by Pratham Books. Our Green Calendar is an initiative carried out in the International Year of the Forest 2011 as a part of our "Awareness Today for a Greener Tomorrow" campaign to spread awareness among children about the importance of conservation.
As the International Year of the Forest draws to a close, Pratham Books launches its “Awareness today for a greener tomorrow" campaign. As part of the campaign we have organised an exciting relay of events throughout December to spread awareness for a greener world. Do join us to pledge your support towards conservation of our forests and wildlife.
10th December: A conducted tour of Lalbagh to study trees and to catch a reading of our new title, 'A Walk Among Trees'
Bookaroo in the City (BIC) is the event that launches the Bookaroo festival in Delhi by bringing the joy of books to children across a spectrum of schools. The schools range from NGO-run schools in 'bastis' to MCD schools, from B-category schools to the schools that have every facility available to school children. What is common is the thread of our love for books that binds us to all children.
Ram Guha has in many ways captured the mood of how modern Indian history is read in these times. His India after Gandhi was panoramic, defining a moment in time as the pivot on which Indian history divided itself, Before the Assassination, and after.
An initiative of great significance by the cutting edge publishing house Navayana is the forthcoming publication of four collections of poetry. Waking is Another Dream is a set of poems on the genocide in Eelam by Canada-based poet Cheran along with Jayapalan, Yesurasa, Latha and Ravikumar. At the launch in Delhi on the 8th of December, the poets Anamika, Mangalesh Dabral and K Satchidanandan will speak.
The Bengal Renaissance has been written about, talked about, celebrated, commemorated... and relived in so many ways, in print, in song and in spirit. Subrata Dasgupta's Awakening : The Story Of The Bengal Renaissance from Random House is a new celebration of the times gone by, in time for the Tagore Sesquicentennial.