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Yatra Books ( was founded by Namita Gokhale, Neeta Gupta and Shuchita Mital in January 2005. Our name ‘Yatra’ stands for cross-cultural literary journeys, including translation. We are a multilingual publishing company specialising in original creative writing and high quality translations in English, Hindi and Indian regional languages for the emergent internal market.

We have a published over 350 titles in English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu, as well as key collaborations with international institutions like Sciences PO in Paris, for the translation of Christophe Jaffrelot’s India Since 1950; Ramon Llull Institute, Barcelona, and TEDA(Turkish Culture Ministry) for a series of Catalan and Turkish translations into Hindi. Some of these titles have been co-published in collaboration with Penguin India, Dorling Kindersley, Cambridge University Press India Ltd. and Tata-Westland. Being linked to a bigger publishing house has given Yatra the advantages of working on a larger scale; while retaining an autonomous identity, has allowed for an independent voice.

With an extensive experience in trade publishing, Yatra Books believes in empowering the Indian reader and connecting local and international voices.