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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. 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.
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 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.
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.”