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For the Indian actress, see Vanitha Krishnachandran.
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Asin on the 1-14 May 2009 cover of Vanitha
Frequency Biweekly
Publisher K.I. George
First issue 1975 (1975)
Company Malayala Manorama
Country India
Based in Kottayam
Language Malayalam and Hindi
OCLC number 416870983

Vanitha is an Indian magazine published fortnightly by the Malayala Manorama group. Although its name translates to "woman" in Malayalam, it includes articles on a variety of topics, and is not strictly a women's magazine. Vanitha was launched in 1975 as a monthly, but turned into a fortnightly in 1987. The magazine was founded by Annamma Mathew, wife of K.M. Mathew, a woman who has contributed immensely in the fields of social service, cookery, journalism and literature. Vanitha launched a Hindi edition in 1997.[1]

Vanitha is published by MM Publications from Kottayam. MM Publications is part of Malayala Manorama Group. In 2004, the Malayalam edition of the magazine had a readership of over of 3.7 million, making it the fifth-highest read magazine in India.[2] In addition to being released twice a month, Vanitha also includes special double issues for Onam, Easter, New Year's Day and Christmas.

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  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ "An independent overview and commentary on Indian media opportunity". Findings from Indian Redearship Survey 2003-04:. Indian Media Observer. Retrieved 2013-04-01.