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This imprint was 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 (www.yatrabooks.com) was founded by Namita Gokhale, Neeta Gupta and Shuchita Mital in January 2005. The name ‘Yatra’ stands for cross-cultural literary journeys that include translations. We are a multilingual publishing company specialising in original creative writing and high quality translations into English, Hindi and other Indian regional languages for the emergent internal market.
We have published more than 500 titles in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali and Urdu, and have collaborated 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 Westland (Amazon). 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.
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 was 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.
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 limitations of language, to address issues that impact our daily lives.”
On this 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.”