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.
Head , Digital Projects
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.
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 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 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
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.
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‘.
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.
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.
Senior Manager , Partnerships
Payoshni spends her waking time handling Partnerships for Pratham Books, chasing dogs to pet, reading fiction under trees, wearing sarees and wandering aimlessly. Sometimes all at the same time.
Senior Manager , Finance
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.
Manager , Development
Anuradha is in charge of fundraising and managing donor relationships at Pratham Books. When she is not number crunching, she loves to read crime novels, watch horror movies and play with her kitten.
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