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 ‘.
Neeta Gupta is the publisher of Yatra Books. She is also a Jt. Secretary with the Bharatiya Anuvad Parishad and edits their quarterly journal, Anuvad. She has been working towards creating publishing connectivities across different languages and cultures, a mission she also carries forward as the Festival co-Director of Jaipur BookMark.
Shuchita Mital, Hindi Editor-in-chief, Yatra Books, was earlier on the editorial board of the Malayala Manorama’s Vanitha women’s fortnightly. A member of the Indian Translators Association, she has assisted in editing their quarterly journal, Anuvad. Shuchita is a formidable talent in both literary and academic translations.
Meera Bisht, Senior Editor, Yatra Books, is a graduate, with a Sangeet Visharad in Indian Classical Music. Apart from proofreading and copyediting, she is also responsible for final checks on CRCs. She has been with Yatra Books since its inception in 2005.
Sukumari Anil, is the accounts-in-charge at Yatra Books. After completing her graduation in Economics from The Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, she has also done a Post Graduate Diploma in computer applications. She started her career as a Computer Analyst in CSG International Pvt Ltd, a buying and sourcing company, and worked with them for two decades before joining Yatra Books.