The Caravan

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The Caravan
Caravan Magazine Cover, October 2011
October 2011 issue's cover with Manmohan Singh
Editor Paresh Nath, Editor-in-Chief
Anant Nath, Editor
Vinod K. Jose, Executive Editor
Categories Politics, culture
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 40,000 (2010)[1]
Publisher Paresh Nath
Founder Vishwa Nath
Year founded 1940
Company Delhi Press
Country India
Based in New Dehli
Language English
ISSN 0008-6150

The Caravan is an English-language, long-form narrative journalism magazine covering politics and culture in India. The Caravan was first launched in 1940 and was discontinued in 1988. Delhi Press re-launched the magazine in January 2010 as "India’s only narrative journalism magazine."[2][3]


September 1944 cover

The Caravan was first launched in 1940 by founder Vishwa Nath as Dehli Press's first magazine. The magazine lasted until 1988 when it was closed. The Caravan magazine was revived in 2009 and since its first issue in 2010 it is published from New Delhi, India, by Delhi Press.[3][4][5]

The managing editor called The Caravan an "editorial success, not a business success".[6] The audience for The Caravan was described as the "pop intelligentsia."[7] The circulation has grown to 40,000 since its launch.[5]

The magazine was issued legal notices in April 2013 about its May cover story about Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati but the top 3 editors decided to continue with its publication.[8] The magazine has been grappling with issues of delivery and its marketing chain has been facing problems of late. Many outlets that stocked the magazine earlier are no longer doing so and there have been cases of subscribers not receiving copies on a frequent basis.[citation needed]


Paresh Nath is editor-in-chief and his son Anant Nath is the managing editor. Vinod K. Jose is the executive editor.[9] While rebuilding The Caravan's brand, the staff was less than 10 and grew three-fold over the next 5 years.[10] Jonathan Shainin, formerly with The New Yorker, joined the team in 2010 as a senior editor and left to go back to his former employer as a news editor in 2013.[11]

Accomplished writers like Ramachandra Guha, Pankaj Mishra, William Dalrymple, Siddhartha Deb, Fatima Bhutto, Amitava Kumar, Deborah Baker, Basharat Peer have written for this magazine.

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  1. ^ "The New York Review of Magazines". July 25, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Delhi Press rolls out ‘The Caravan’ nationwide". Campaign India. January 4, 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b "The Caravan completes three years!". February 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  4. ^ "The Delhi Press Groups 1st magazine - The Caravan, is back again". 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  5. ^ a b "The Caravan – The New York Review of Magazines". 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Shuchi Bansal (2013-04-24). "As magazines dwindle, Delhi Press seeks to add more". Livemint. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Reliance's pre-emptive legal notices". 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  9. ^ "Masthead". The Caravan: A Journal of Politics and Culture. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  10. ^ "When a Delhi journo joins New Yorker, it’s news" (blog). San Serif. October 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  11. ^ Pampeo, Joe (October 7, 2013). "Jonathan Shainin Returning New Yorker". Capital New York. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 

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