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Title: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: parul-sharma on September 17, 2019, 09:48 AM
Hello,
I've been a member of the SCBWI for about a year now. I'm looking for inputs on publishers active in the bilingual Hindi-English market for children's books - primarily picture books. I was hoping that there might be some intersection of bilingual publishers with publishers active in the market for diverse books. But I haven't come across any as of now.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Thank you.
Parul
Title: Re: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: Vijaya on September 17, 2019, 10:21 AM
I've not come across any Hindi-English bilingual books except perhaps at Tuttle: https://www.tuttlepublishing.com/india  Perhaps look into Scholastic India? However, there are several publishers who publish stories with Indian characters: Lee and Low, Kokila.

There's a wonderful book, Give Your Child the World by Jamie Martin that has a great list of books for kids from different parts of the world. It's indexed by country as well as age group. You might find this useful in identifying publishers who publish the kind of book you want to write.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01863JLKC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Best wishes, Vijaya
Title: Re: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: dinalapomy101 on September 17, 2019, 11:20 AM
In addition to those Vijaya mentioned, I would try Versify: https://www.hmhbooks.com/imprints/versify?utm_source=sapro&utm_medium=partner_email&utm_campaign=versify_s2019

Title: Re: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: David Wright on September 17, 2019, 01:54 PM
My local library has an extensive South Asian section and many of the books are by https://prathambooks.org/ (which does bilingual books)
Title: Re: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: parul-sharma on September 17, 2019, 02:31 PM
Hi All,

Thanks very much for these great suggestions. I wasn't aware of many of them. Vijaya - I will look into the two publishers and the book that you've mentioned. David, thanks for pointing me to Pratham Books. It's a great resource and one that I was completely unaware of.

Best,

Parul
Title: Re: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: darshana on September 17, 2019, 06:14 PM
Check-out Bharat Babies. They recently pubbed Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend.
Also take a look at Yali Books. Both of these are small press here in the U.S.
Title: Re: Hindi-English Bilingual Publishers of Children's Literature
Post by: parul-sharma on September 25, 2019, 10:08 AM
Hi Darshana,

Many thanks for the suggestions of Bharat Babies & Yali Books. I was not aware of them, and will look into both these places.

Best,

Parul