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Language Publishing: Dead end or opportunities galore

On the one hand there is much happening in Indian language publishing, perhaps in no small measure due to Government and private initiatives. However, almost every discourse on Indian publishing tends to ignore Indian language publishing, much to the peril of the publishing industry. This panel will focus precisely on the opportunities in Indian language publishing and the challenges that must be negotiated by publishers when working in Indian languages.


  • Understanding of the current language market through snapshots provided by a few publishers
  • Challenges faced in each market
    • Distribution
    • Author discovery
    • Publishing talent
    • Opportunity to add editorial value
    • Marketing outside one’s state
    • Impact of online stores on traditional retail outlets
  • Issue of rights and translations
  • Diaspora appeal
  • Perspectives on e-books




  • K. Satyanarayan, New Horizon Media »
  • Damodar Mauzo, Author and Sahitya Akademi award winner »
  • Deepali Shukla, Eklavya »
  • Subhadra De, Chattim Books »
  • Vikas L. Paranjape, Jyotsna Prakashan »