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Say hello to our superheroes.

We are led by an awe-inspiring, talented team that constantly breaks new ground in publishing; all the while dreaming up new, exciting ways to get children to fall in love with reading.

Say hello to our superheroes

We are led by an awe-inspiring, talented team that constantly breaks new ground in publishing; all the while dreaming up new, exciting ways to get children to fall in love with reading.

Himanshu Giri


With more than 20 years experience across publishing, sales, operations and marketing, Himanshu is a dynamic CEO. When he’s not busy running the show at Pratham Books, he enjoys music and travel. Lover of challenges, staunch ambivert and doting dad are just a few of the many hats he wears oh-so-proudly.

Purvi Shah

Director, StoryWeaver

In the 38-odd minutes that Purvi is not in front of the computer everyday, she loves to play badminton, and read to her children. Often simultaneously. At Pratham Books, she leads the StoryWeaver platform.

Bijal Vachharajani

Senior Editor

When Bijal is not reading Harry Potter, she can be found traipsing around the forests of India. She is constantly stressed about climate change and turns to chocolate to keep those worry dementors away.

Sandhya Taksale

Senior Editor

Sandhya finds multilingual stories far more exciting than journalism, which she did for 25 years. It’s hard to say what she finds more enjoyable – her morning walks or her storytelling sessions.

Yamini Vijayan

Senior Editor

Yamini enjoys long walks, short novels, long naps, short crime shows, and long letters. When she’s not contemplating the mechanics of the picture book, she’s hatching plots to leave the city for good.

Shinibali Mitra Saigal

Senior Editor

Shinibali is a self-professed bibliophile with a penchant for picture books in particular. Her life revolves around three little beings who she hopes will inherit her weakness for all things books.

Rajesh Khar


Happiest in the company of children, Rajesh loves to create, translate and listen to stories. In his spare time, he enjoys the performing arts and travel – his version of ‘awara gardi‘.

Andrew Prashanth


When Andrew isn’t thinking about picture books, he can be found reading comics, watching anime, and spotting cows. He likes listening to true-crime podcasts, eating sushi, and hates it when he’s mistaken for C G Salamander.

Abhishek Khanna

Head, Sales & Operations

Happiest when reading stories to his little girl and cooking for his family, Abhishek wants to help children everywhere access a multitude of books. He has an MBA and he’s not afraid to use it.

Raviraj Nar

Regional Manager, Sales

Lover of literature, Raviraj is particularly fond of reading the works of great Indian saints like Kabir and Tukaram. A bona fide culture vulture, he enjoys dance, drama and musical productions.

Payoshni Saraf


Payoshni spends her waking time handling Fund Raising for Pratham Books, chasing dogs to pet, reading fiction under trees, wearing sarees and wandering aimlessly. Sometimes all at the same time.

Sangeeta Velegar

Sangeeta Velegar


Sangeeta likes anything with words in it. Or wookiees. Loves dogs, travel, Arsenal, and Chinese food in India. Has been accused of many things, but never of not being interesting.

Pragya Thakur

Consultant, Finance & Compliance

Pragya can crunch numbers in and on her head. When she’s not busy balancing her budget sheets, she can be found teaching her colleagues yoga – the Tree Pose being an office favourite.

Juliet Shirly Dsouza


Finance is Juliet’s cup of tea. When she is not immersed in numbers, she also enjoys gardening or sewing. She truly believes “fabric doesn’t make exquisite dresses, it is the stitches”.

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