Press Releases

Encyclopaedia Britannica partners with Katha to take Indian storytelling to the world

“Life teaches us difficult stories, good stories and good storytelling for young people is something that has become increasingly difficult,” said Jorge Cauz, Global President, Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica, best known for its most authoritative reference material, is partnering with Katha, a leading independent Indian publisher known for its translations from 21 Indian languages, to […]

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Congratulations to our marathon runners!

Students from the Katha Lab School participated in the prestigious Salwan Marathon 2012 on Sunday, November 4th. Our young athletes were well up to the challenge after having trained for one month under their coach Shabana of Katha Josh. Between the ages of 12-18 years, 50 Katha athletes in all participated across 3 categories – […]

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Katha’s I Love Reading initiative has received generous support from BHEL, one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies in India. Katha is excited to have signed an MOU with BHEL for funding the initiative to enhance the reading experiences and reading skills of children in 10 MCD schools in Delhi. The MOU, for a […]

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Bioscope on IBBY Honours List 2012

Bioscope by Mamta Nainy and illustrated by Shanti Devi has been selected for the prestigious IBBY Honours List. IBBY is the International Board on Books for Young People and selects titles for its Honours List from publishers the world over, each year.  Bioscope is a product of Katha’s work in the field of promoting folk art traditions through […]

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Financial Express interviews Shanti Devi

Sukalp Sharma from the Financial Express talks to Shanty Devi, after Bioscope gets on to the 2012 International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honours List. The Art of Living by Sukalp Sharma Art is resilient, it makes its way through adversity, and looking circumstances in the eye is one of its many virtues. […]

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Remembering Siraj

In Syed Mustafa Siraj (1930-2012), we have lost a voice earthy and quiet. A vision inclusive, generous, and of profound human empathy. A language sumptuous, many-tongued, and possessed of a cognate splendour that is increasingly rare to find. Born in Khosbaspur, Murshidabad, Syed Mustafa Siraj grew up within a strong literary environment at home surrounded […]

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Katha wins the ICICI Inclusive India Award in the Elementary Education Impact Category.

ICICI Foundation and CNBC-TV18’s Inclusive India Awards is an initiative that aims to recognize and honour NGOs and Corporate Foundations that have been working tirelessly for the mobilization of the weaker sections of the society. The Inclusive India Awards are a first-of-its-kind in the country that recognizes and honours the best NGO’s and Corporate Foundations […]

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Abid Hussain ji, President of Katha (1993-2012) passes away.

In memory of our dear friend, Abid Hussain We at Katha, and I personally, are still trying to get over the shock of the death of our beloved friend and guide, Abidbhai. I do not even have to close my eyes to see his ready smile for each one of us, child, member Team Katha, […]

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Her Katha- Geeta’s interview by Hindu, 30 April 2012

Geeta Dharmarajan was recently awarded the Padma Shri for “education and literature”. Katha, or “Story” as it translates to, is her aptly named brainchild. Dealing primarily with story and storytelling, the organisation was founded in 1988. Translating stories, transforming lives, the organisation has come a long way from starting as Tamasha, a health, environment and […]

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Parenting Magazine- 3rd April, 2012

Reviews of The Little Big Man and Clouds and Waves in Parenting Magazine, 3rd April, 2012.

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