List of Independent Publishers

This is an attempt to list as many independent publishers, that are based in India, as possible. If you know of one, and would like to have one listed, drop us an email at [email protected] with the following details:

Name of Publishing House

A very small description of not more than 2-3 lines (see others for examples)

Website/ Phone Number/ Email Address.

Here is the list.

Independent Publishers

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There are currently 36 Indie Publishers in this directory
Aharnishi Prakashana
Publishes books in Kannada. Owned by Akshata Humchadakatte.

If anyone can help with contact information, kindly email us using the email details given above.

Bahuroopi Publications
Bahuroopi Publications is a premier publisher in Kannada language that publishes books in all genres.

email: [email protected]
Mob: +91 99454 40841

Bee Books
Bee Books is an Indian publishing house based out of Kolkata and we have our regional office in Delhi. They are always in search of new voices.

web: https://www.beebooks.in/
phone:+91 (33) 2350 1944

Bhasha Samsad
Established in 1975, Bhasha Samsad is a well-known publishing house that publishes Bengali literature. It's list also include many translations into Bengali.

web: https://bhashasamsad.com/

Blaft Publications
Blaft Publications was founded in 2007 in Chennai, India.

Their list includes translations of Tamil Pulp fiction into English, bestselling Indian and Pakistani crime novels, Nigerian soyayya fiction, experimental writing, pulp art, folktales, science fiction, speculative fiction, graphic novels, and picture books about young women who are in love with monsters.

web: https://www.blaft.com/
phone: +91 98847 96311
email: [email protected]

BluOne Ink
BluOne Ink is a year-old greenfield publishing house based out of Noida. They have published an eclectic collection which spans genres like spirituality, education, military, children, business, poetry and literature.

They have a separate wing focused on publishing books for the US healthcare market. They can be reached at [email protected]

Dhauli Books
Dhauli Books is committed to creating new inspiration for readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it can do, and who it belongs to. Their focus is on poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction with varied approaches to the relationships between essay, memoir, and narrative.

web: https://www.dhaulibooks.com/
email: [email protected]

Goa, 1556
Goa, 1556 is an alternative publishing venture focussed on publishing non-fiction writing related to Goa.

web: https://www.goa1556.in/
phone:+91 9822122436
email: [email protected]

Indus Source Books
Indus Source Books is a niche, independent book publisher in Mumbai passionately committed to publishing good and relevant literature. They publish non-fiction books in English, Marathi and Hindi, with a focus on Spirituality, Business, History/Politics, Biography, Health, Culture, and General Non-fiction.

web: https://www.indussource.com/
email: [email protected]

Kalachuvadu
Kalachuvadu Publications Pvt Ltd, founded in 1995, endeavors to bring fresh and challenging perspectives, expand the bibliodiversity of Tamil publishing, introduce suppressed voices and new authors, a wider world view and make a compelling case for a dialogue with world literature.

web: https://www.kalachuvadu.com/
phone:+91 (44)2844 1672, 4215 5972
email: [email protected]

Karadi Tales
Karadi Tales is an independent children’s publishing house based in Chennai, India focusing primarily on picture books and audiobooks. It was started in 1996 with an intent to create a space for Indian culture in the world of children’s publishing, by a group of writers, educators and musicians.

web: https://www.karaditales.com
phone: +91 44 4205 4243, +91 44 4211 5414, +91 44 2442 1775
email: [email protected]

Leftword Books
LeftWord Books is a New Delhi-based publishing house that seeks to reflect the views of the left in India and South Asia. It publishes critical and analytical works on a range of subjects, and pay special attention to works on Marxist theory.

web: https://mayday.leftword.com/
phone:+91 (11) 2570 9456
email: [email protected]

Magic Mongrel Publishers
Magic Mongrel Publishers is an independent publishing house based in South India that is committed to publishing unconventional narratives in literary fiction.

They specialise in novellas and collections of short stories, but really, are all ears for any genre-defying work of literature that does not seem to quite fit in anywhere, that which explores craft and the nuances of the literary landscape.

web: https://magicmongrelpublishers.com/
email: [email protected]

Mehta Publishing House
Mehta Publishing House is a Marathi publishing house founded in 1976 in Pune, India.

With more than 150 new titles and 300 reprints being published every year, Mehta Publishing House has made its presence felt in nearly all genres & sub-categories of books with a dynamic backlist of over 4500 titles.

web: https://www.mehtapublishinghouse.com/
phone: +91-20-24476924, +91-20-24460313, +91-20-29524048
email: [email protected]

Navayana
Navayana is a fiercely independent publishing house that focuses on the issue of caste from an anticaste perspective.

web: https://navayana.org/
phone:+91 (11) 2649 4795
email: [email protected]

Niyogi Books
Niyogi Books, based out of New Delhi, India, has established itself as one the leading publishers of illustrated books, as well as created a niche for itself in translations, fiction and serious non-fiction.

web: https://www.niyogibooksindia.com/
phone:+91 (11) 2681 6301/ 2681 8960
email: [email protected]

Panther's Paw
Panther’s Paw is an independent, anti-caste publishing house that publishes Ambedkarite literature.

web: https://www.facebook.com/Panthers-Paw-Publication-1663262370651941/
phone:+91 99871 33931
email: [email protected]

Permanent Black
Permanent Black was set up in 2000 and very quickly established a reputation as one of India's finest academic imprints. It publishes the best scholarship on India's history, ecology, politics. With over 450 books in print it has published some of the region's most eminent scholars.

web: http://permanent-black.blogspot.com/
email: [email protected]

Pickle Yolk Books
Pickle Yolk Books is an independent publishing house based in the New Delhi Capital Region, India, that is driven by an unbridled passion to create picture books in English that make the readers smile, laugh, ponder, reflect and arrive at their own eureka moment.

web: https://pickleyolkbooks.com/
phone:+91 9958222185 | (120) 7189554
WhatsApp: 8800309150
email: [email protected]

Popular Prakashan
An 98 year old publishing house, Popular Prakashan is a name synonymous with high-quality publishing in both English and Marathi.

web: https://popularprakashan.com/
phone: +91 22 23530303

Rachna Books and Publications
Rachna Books and Publications is the publishing imprint of Rachna Books, an award winning, independent bookshop in Gangtok, Sikkim. Their focus is chiefly on research and writings - fiction, non-fiction and poetry from and on the region. They have published books in the English, Nepali and Newari languages.

web: www.rachnabooks.com
phone: +91 78109 41233

Red River
Red River is an independent poetry publishing venture with very limited ambition; publish a few good poetry collections, especially of new poets.

web: https://redriver.co.in/
email: [email protected]

Reliable Copy
Reliable Copy is a publishing house and curatorial practice dedicated to the realisation and circulation of works, projects, and writing by and with artists. It publishes books and documents, curates exhibitions, undertakes research projects, organises workshops, and hosts a wide variety of programming.

Reliable Copy is based in Bangalore, India, and was founded in 2018.

web: https://reliablecopy.org/
email: [email protected]

Seagull Books
Seagull Books (estd 1982) has been crafting books with an eye to both exceptional content and radical design.

web: https://www.seagullbooks.org/
phone:+91 (33) 2476 5869
email: [email protected]

Stree-Samya
Stree and Samya are two imprints of Bhatkal and Sen, a joint partnership of the Bhatkals of Popular Prakashan and Mandira Sen. Founded in 1990, Stree publishes on gender studies, focusing on the status of women in India, in English and in Bengali.

web: https://www.stree-samyabooks.com/
phone:+91 (033) 2466 0812 / 6519 5737
email: [email protected]

Tara Books
Indian publishing collective: pushing the boundaries of the physical book in an age writing its obituary. Tara Books is based at Book Building in South Chennai.

web: https://tarabooks.com/
phone:+91 (44) 2442 6696
email: [email protected]

The Browser
The Browser is a Chandigarh-based indie publisher which began publishing in 2018. It publishes across all trade genres including fiction, non fiction and children, with a focus on military publishing.

The publishing house is headed by Pankaj P Singh and he can be reached at +91 9814033063 or [email protected]

Tulika Books
Tulika Books is a small and independent publisher of scholarly and academic books in the arts, humanities and social sciences from a broadly left perspective.

web: https://tulikabooks.in/
phone:+91 (11) 4617 0894 (Editorial) | (11) 2649 7999, 2649 1448 (Sales and Marketing)
email: [email protected]

Tulika Publishers
An independent publishing house based in Chennai, Tulika's focus is on picture books for children in English and other Indian languages, so that more children can access books in the language of their choice.

web: https://www.tulikabooks.com/
phone:+91 (44) 2499 1639/ 1407/ 1428
email: [email protected]

Under the Peepal Tree
Under the Peepal Tree is a small publishing house based in Goa that publishes translations.

web: https://www.underthepeepaltree.in/
phone:+91 98509 68530
email: [email protected]

Walking BookFairs
Walking BookFairs is an independent publishing house based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. They publish Odia and English books.

email: [email protected]

Wisdom Tree
Wisdom Tree is an award-winning independent publishing organisation, that believes in creating books that are Indian in essence and global in appeal.

web: https://www.wisdomtreeindia.com/

Women Unlimited
Women Unlimited is an associate of Kali for Women, India’s first and oldest feminist press, which publishes scholarly and academic books in the social sciences; fiction; general interest non-fiction; autobiographies, reminiscences and memoirs; oral histories; books for young adults; pamphlets and monographs; and activist material.

phone:+91 (11) 2652 4129 / (11) 2686 6596
email: [email protected]

Yaarbal Books
Yaarbal Books is an independent publishing imprint based in New Delhi. The imprint came into existence when they could not find a publisher for their first title, what eventually became the 2017 photo-book Witness (edited by Sanjay Kak), listed in the year-end list of Best Photo Books of 2017 by New York Times Magazine. The conversation around Kashmir continued in 2020 with a second title, Alana Hunt's critically acclaimed Cups of nun chai.

Yaarbal takes its name from a Kashmiri language word for a riverbank, a place that suggests conviviality, and conversations in Kashmir. Our logo, a bold Y integrated with a slingshot, is a fair representation of the intentions: resourceful and resolute, at once toy and weapon.

email: [email protected]

Yoda Press
Founded in 2004 with an alternative publishing vision, Yoda Press aims to create lists around subjects which are not usually a priority for other publishers in India, even though they have a critical presence in contemporary discourse, authorship and an audience.

Yoda Press was the Winner of the Publishing Next Publisher of the Year Award 2016.

web: http://yodapress.co.in
email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Zubaan
Zubaan is an independent feminist publishing house based in New Delhi. It publishes academic books, fiction, memoirs and popular nonfiction, as well as books for children and young adults under its Young Zubaan imprint, aiming always to be pioneering, cutting-edge, progressive and inclusive.

web: https://zubaanbooks.com/
phone:+91 (11) 26494613 / 26494618
email: [email protected]
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