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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.
Namita Gokhale is the director of Yatra Books. She is a well-known writer, publisher and festival director. She has written twelve books, including several works of fiction. Her first novel, ‘Paro: Dreams of Passion’, which created a furor with its candid sexual humour, celebrates its thirtieth anniversary edition in 2014. Other novels include ‘Gods, Graves and Grandmother’, ‘A Himalayan Love Story’, ‘The Book of Shadows’, ‘Shakuntala’ and ‘Priya’, a recent sequel to Paro.Gokhale has worked extensively with Indian myth. She has written ‘The Book of Shiva’ and retold the Mahabharata for young readers. She also co-edited the landmark anthology, ‘In Search of Sita ‘.
A founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and of ‘Mountain Echoes’, the annual Bhutan Festival, Gokhale is committed to showcasing literature from across the Indian languages. She also curated ‘Kitabnama: Books and Beyond’, a one of its kind multilingual book show on the national channel Doordarshan.