Delhi Press, one of the leading magazine publishers of India, was established in 1939 by late Mr. Vishva Nath. The Caravan, an English literary magazine, was launched in the following year and became an immediate success, enjoying wide readership in the country. In 1945, Sarita, a Hindi monthly magazine was launched. From the very first issues, Sarita became the Hindi householder’s favourite magazine. Sarita has remained the flagship magazine of the Delhi Press that best captures the ideology of the group in fighting against obscurantism and authoritarianism. Over the years, the group has launched a number of magazines that have been just as successful: Mukta, Champak, Grihshobha, Woman’s Era, Suman Saurabh and Saras Salil. In 2008, the group has launched three new magazines and acquired two established titles. Today, it publishes 31 magazines in 9 languages, and reaches out to more than 35 million readers.
Pratilipi is a non-commercial, not-for-profit literary journal that provides space for conversation and debate between diverse sorts of writing and writers: almost 400 authors from 30 languages the world over, in 12 issues so far. After over 2 years as one of the most respected literary journals in India, Pratilipi expanded into publishing books, starting with 10 titles – 3 novels in English, translated from the Swedish, 2 collections of short fiction and 1 biography in Hindi, a collection of Hindi poetry in English translation, a collection of essays in English and Pratilipi’s two special issues on Terror and Village – that reflect its multilingual focus and its commitment to translation and good literature.