|Parent company||Kali for Women|
|Country of origin||India|
|Distribution||Penguin Random House India (India trade)|
Cambridge University Press (India academic)
University of Chicago Press (international print)
Diversion Books (international e-books)
In 1984, Urvashi Butalia and Ritu Menon founded Kali for Women, India's first feminist publishing house. Its objectives were to publish quality work which meet international standards. Over the years it has become an important publishing house nationally and internationally. In 2003 Urvashi Butalia founded Zubaan.
Meaning of Zubaan
Genres and imprints
Zubaan has a considerable list of academic books examining issues of gender. It has a growing list of autobiographies of women, the best known of which is A Life Less Ordinary by Baby Halder. As part of its initiative to publish broadbased popular books, Zubaan regularly publishes fiction by women writers. Genres range from literary fiction to science fiction to speculative fiction. Under the imprint of Young Zubaan, there is also a growing list of fiction for the age group 6 to 18 including books like Riddle of the Seventh Stone.
- Baby Halder
- Tabish Khair
- Vandana Singh
- Priya Sarukkai Chabbria
- Anjum Hasan
- Susan Visvanathan
- Urvashi Butalia
- Mahua Sarkar
- Salim Kidwai
- Janaki Nair
- Uma Chakravarti
- Farah Naqvi
- Radha Kumar
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