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.
In January 2018, Yatra Books launched a new imprint, ‘Tethys’, to expand its scope beyond translation and delve into relevant issues of international interest.