India has always been a land of storytellers. “Katha” or the narrative is a valued heritage that has moved from oral traditions to written texts, from the heard word to the read word. Today, in times so influenced by software and multimedia, Katha strives to keep our great storytelling traditions alive by publishing culturally distinctive children’s literature.
Started in 1989 Katha has been recognized and awarded for its efforts worldwide. Katha’s children’s publishing programme boosts reading initiatives with stories that have been explored in-depth for their effect on impressionable young minds. Our books introduce children to the diverse regional influences of our own country as well as to international bestsellers for different age groups. All our books are published both in English and Hindi, to provide a boost to a child’s vocabulary and imagination. Katha therefore, has been awarded many accolades for its work in the decades of its service:
- Winner of Promising Practices Award 2015 for Katha’s innovative Story Pedagogy for all grade levels.
- Katha’s Founder & President Geeta Dharmarajan was awarded the civilian honour of Padma Shri in by the Government of India awarded her 2012, for her extensive and inspiring work in the area of children’s publishing and pedagogy