Pratham Books


Pratham Books is a nonprofit publisher with an aim to introduce children to the joy of reading. It was set up by Rohini Nilekani, Ashok Kamath and Rekha Menon in year 2004. Since its inception, Pratham Books has been creating storybooks for different age groups, in multiple languages and formats to help children discover the joy of reading – in languages they can understand, set in locations they can recognize, featuring characters with whom they can identify, and telling stories that capture their attention and fuel their imagination.

These storybooks target readers from budding to confident readers and comprise a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry with colourful illustrations, localized content in Indian languages, and easy access which help children overcome the barriers to reading.


These books are categorized across four levels – as Emergent, Early, Independent, Fluent Readers – based on reading proficiency rather than age. This encourages children to read in a non-judgmental way. 

These books delight and enchant children, taking them on adventures and introduce them to new worlds.

Pratham’s mission is to see ‘A Book in Every Child’s Hand’. And we, at Dnyanjagar are proud to be a part of it.