‘Yatra’ (journey or pilgrimage)
Our name Yatra refers to the cross-cultural journeys through literary translation that empower the Indian reader & connect multi-vocal Bhasha writing into a powerful national voice.
What we do
We publish original creative writing & high quality translations in Hindi, English & Indian regional languages for the emergent internal market.
We are a multilingual publishing company specialising in translations, both linguistic and across cross-cultural space.
Yatra Books is proud to announce a new imprint, Tethys, to expand its scope beyond translation, and delve into relevant issues of global importance. This imprint will be launched with two new international titles, Every Second Counts by Dr William A Haseltine and Voices in Dementia Care by Anna Dirksen and Dr William A Haseltine.
Yatra Books was founded by Namita Gokhale, Neeta Gupta and Shuchita Mital in January 2005. Yatra is a multilingual publishing company specializing in original creative writing and high quality translations in English, Hindi and Indian languages. Publisher Neeta Gupta says, “Tethys is a natural next step for us at Yatra Books. Through this new imprint, we aim to reach out to audiences across the world, beyond the limitation of language, to address issues that impact our daily lives.”
Every Second Counts is about the incredible journey of the Emergency Management and Research Institute in pioneering 108, India's first systematic emergency response service. This is a story about a small philanthropic program that, with persistent support from the government, transformed into a world class emergency response service. In doing so, it holds valuable lessons for policymakers across the globe and for the larger medical fraternity.
Voices in Dementia Care is based on a series of interviews by Jean Galiana and Sofia Widén with dementia care experts across Europe and the United States. It captures the voices of these care professionals as they describe the challenges of delivering high quality dementia care with limited resources. The book also provides a critical analysis of best practices that can be adapted and applied by both institutional and home care providers.
The author Dr. William A Haseltine is the Chairman and President of ACCESS Health International, a foundation active in the United States, India, China, Singapore, and the Philippines, with an active career in science, business, and philanthropy.
Anna Dirksen is Director of Communications at ACCESS Health International, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that all people, no matter their age, have the right to access to high quality, affordable healthcare and to lead healthy and productive lives.
On the occasion, Director Namita Gokhale says, "For us, Tethys evokes the continuity of knowledge traditions, just as the scope of our special publishing projects encompasses a range of ideas and disciplines across continents and cultures.”