Popular Prakashan is an Indian independent publisher and bookseller
founded in Bombay in 1924.
2.2 Arts, culture and women's studies
2.3 Books in Marathi
2.4 Children's books
3 Joint ventures
5 External links
In 1924, founder Ganesh R. Bhatkal, a former employee of Oxford
University Press India, established the Popular Book Depot as an
independent bookseller. In 1962, his successors Sadanand and Ramdas G.
Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. as a publishing
Popular Prakashan specialises in cookery titles.
Sanjeev Kapoor of
Khana Khazana is Popular’s best-selling author and Popular has
published more than 85 books by him. These are also available in
Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati. Asha Khatau and Jeroo Mehta have also
been published through Popular.
Arts, culture and women's studies
Popular Prakashan set up a Kolkata-based associate firm,
Bhatkal and Sen, for specialized publishing in the fields of culture
and women’s studies. These books focus primarily on contemporary
debates, grassroots movements, politics and culture as viewed from a
critical and progressive standpoint. Popular Prakashan's subsidiary,
Foundation B&G, also publishes books on the arts.
Books in Marathi
Popular Prakashan has published titles in Marathi, concentrating
mainly on fiction, drama, literary criticism and poetry. Writers in
this language include Vinda Karandikar, Gangadhar Gadgil, G.A.
Nirmala Deshpande and Kamal Desai.
Popular have published a series of storybooks in association with
Chandamama, the oldest children’s magazine in India.[citation
needed] They have also published the Brainworks series of books in
association with Leopard Learning Systems, USA, as well as other early
learning titles. Shobhaa De’s book for teenagers, S’s Secret,
was released by
Popular Prakashan in December 2009. It has been
Hindi and Marathi.
Popular shares a relationship with
Encyclopædia Britannica in India
with whom it has published over a hundred titles in the last few
years. With National Geographic Popular has published a series on
animal life, the human body, weather and the universe. These include
Life Cycles, Ecosystems and Animal Adaptations. They have also
published early learning books in collaboration with Modern
Popular Prakashan have also published children's
books in conjunction with Disney.
In partnership with DeAgostini,
Popular Prakashan has published the I
Get It children's reference series and English-language course
^ Schools Without Borders entry Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback
^ HindustanTimes-Print Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine.
^ Star India,
Popular Prakashan in pact
Popular Prakashan ties up with DeAgostini
^ English Interactive Archived 2011-09-09 at the Wayback Machine.
Bhatkal and Sen