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We want literature and good books to be part of every childhood. One of our primary goals is to ensure more stories are being written, illustrated and published for children in Indian languages. Parag works closely with children’s publishers to develop and publish books that have original and diverse stories and are in sync with the multilingual and multicultural society that children are growing up in. We include a variety of genres including picture books, chapter books, activity books, non-fiction, poems and translations. Parag also creates Recommended Reading Lists in Indian languages by selecting the best children’s literature available and provides to libraries for strengthening their book collection.

Supporting Children’s Publishing

A wide variety of books have been published over the last 12 years in multiple Indian languages and across age groups.

Parag Catalogue

The Parag catalogue provides a sneak peak into the books supported since 2005, their central themes and ideas. The books are categorized according to age groups and genres. However, the categorization is suggestive and their most effective usage lies in the hands of readers/story tellers/educators/parents. Books marked for ages 6+ can be read aloud to young children, while Teachers’ Resource books can be read by teens. Books are listed under one category to avoid duplication. This annotated catalogue lists the books published by the Trusts’ partners, under picture books, poems, young readers, activity Books and teachers’ resource books.

Parag Honour List

For more than a decade Parag has been working to catalyse the children’s literature sector in India. Parag has supported the publication of 700+ titles in 9 Indian languages reaching more than 40 million readers.

 

Case Studies
Children’s Literature for ALL

Opening up the world of books to children with disabilities is an important pathway to making literature and society more inclusive