A host of wonderful partners help us reach children with our books.
Rajiv Gandhi Foundation: Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, established to act as a catalyst in promoting effective and sustainable ideas towards building of the nation, has been working in the areas of literacy, health, disability, empowerment and livelihoods. Pratham Books have published 36 books in association with the RGF.
Magnum Books: Established in 1992, Magnum is a publishing house which publishes a range of low-cost material for children. Pratham Books have published six books in association with them and those are: Seasons, a set of four books – Summer, Winter, Spring & Monsoon: These are books for very young children and serve as basic introduction to seasons. Guddu Ki Lal Cycle
Guddu Aur Aam
Young Zubaan: Zubaan is an independent non-profit publishing house. It grew out of India's first Feminist publishing house, Kali for Women. Founded by Urvashi Butalia, who was co-founder of Kali for Women, Zubaan was set up to specifically continue Kali's work. Zubaan, has inherited half the backlist of Kali so that reprints of many backlist titles are assured. Pratham Books have published a series of six stories in 5 Indian languages by Dr. Zakir Hussain, ex-president of India and those are: Puri Jo Kadahi Se Nikal Bhagi
Sayida Kee Amma
Murghi Ka Nirala Bachcha
Abu Khan Kee Bakri
Usee Se Thanda Usee Se Garam
This series, originally written in Urdu narrates various folk tales that are highly interesting reads.
Dastkari Haat Samiti: Dastkari Haat Samiti is a large organization of Indian craftspeople, working to improve the social and economic status of people engaged in traditional handicraft skills. Pratham Books have published four books in association with the Samiti and those are: Biju Spins Some Magic
Manu Mixes Clay and Sunshine
Bulli and the Tiger
Mumtaz Embroiders Her Dreams
Folk art has been used to illustrate these four books to encourage the sharing of varied cultural expressions. Each story talks about one particular craft form and gives an insider’s view of that particular craft through beautifully woven stories with young protagonists.
Nature Conservation Foundation: A non-governmental organization established in 1996 by a group of wild life scientists is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and their habitat. NCF works across India for the conservation projects and is actively involved in the conservation of high altitude wild animal species as well. Pratham Books have done a book on the elusive snow leopard in association with the NCF:
Nono, Barf Ka Raja – It is a beautiful book about this extremely shy but agile animal of high snow-capped mountains, the snow leopard and its habitat. Illustrated beautifully, it touches upon conservation issues which affect local populations and suggests credible solutions.
Orient Longman (Orient Black Swan) India: One of the oldest publishing houses in India, Orient publishes a large number of books of every genre. Pratham Books have published four books in association with them and those are: Santa’s Christmas
Baumhaus Verlang GmbH, Frankfurt am Main: Baumhaus Verlag GmbH engages in producing children books, picture books, children novels, gift books, audio books, and music CD/MCs. It also develops television series and merchandising products for children and the family. The company is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Pratham Books have published one title in association with them and that is: Lenny and Tweek – Original German story by Klaus Baumgart talks about friendship and its inherent qualities. Pratham Books have published it in English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada.
Shabaviz Publishing Company, Tehran, Iran: Shabaviz is a very well known publisher of books for children and adults based in Tehran. They have received many honours for their works including the New Horizons Award from the Bologna Book Fair in 2004. Pratham Books have published one book in association with them: My Colourful Pencils – It is a very colourful story of this little girl and her colour pencils. The author and the illustrator both have been awarded by the Bologna Ragazzi Award for 2004.
Mirchi Cares is the CSR division of Radio Mirchi, the leading FM network of India. MIRCHI CARES strives to provide audio help and entertainment to the visually impaired people by way of audio films, audio newsreels, music workshops, Storytelling sessions and Talking Books for the blind. These books are recorded by the Mirchi listener volunteers and produced by Radio Mirchi in various languages like Hindi, English, Urdu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Malyalam, Punjabi, etc.
Pratham Books and Radio Mirchi recently joined hands and as an outcome many of our books are being recorded by the Mirchi Cares team.