Padmagandha Publications is one of the most prominent, prestigious and notable publishing houses in Marathi. We have been conferred almost all the important awards in Marathi for good literature as well as production.
Padmagandha Publications was started in 1988 with the aim to present the marathi readers, a good literature. Today, we have come a long way and have established as an important publishing house. Besides this; novel, fiction, non fiction, poetry are also the main elements of Padmagandha. Novelists like late Vyankatesh Madgulkar, late V. S. Valimbe are on our list. Linguistics, biographies and autobiographies, social literature, science, character development, health, Nature, economy are also the elements of Padmagandha.
Recently, Padmagandha Publications has started with translations of quality literature from across the world. Hercule Poirot Series by Agatha Christie, Albert Camus works, The Alchemist, The Zahir [both by Paulo Coelho], Beloved [Toni Morrison] Le Mots [Jau Paul Saartra], Laughter with my father [Karlo bulosan], Manuel Comroff, And Now Migel [joseph Crumgold], Pride and Prejudice [Jen Austen], Death be not Proud [John Gunther] have been translated in marathi by Padmagandha Publications.
than 500 books have been published by Padmagandha Prakashan till date. Around
90 books have been honoured by various eminent government and private
Padmagandha is known for its some major projects apart from its mainstream
· Published the volume known as
“Radho”, which includes 8 books on the ideological literature and works of
Raghunath Dhondo Karve.
· Published the 7 novels of
Shreedhar Vyankatesh Ketkar.
· Padmagandha is a part of the
National Project undertaken by Dr. Ganesh Devy “Peoples Linguistics Survey Of
India” and is responsible for the state of Maharashtra.
· Apart from this, Padmagandha
has published 20 books on Indology and research work of Dr. R. C. Dhere.
· Apart from this, many books on
literary criticism by prominent writers are under the name of Padmagandha Prakashan.
“Padmagandha”, a Diwali special issue is looked upon as a magazine of quality
literature. It is also one of the much awaited magazine by readers. Many
honourable authors as well as upcoming authors aspire to be a part of it every
“Uttam Anuvad” also a Diwali special issue is
only one of its kind, which has translated literature from different languages.
Started only in 2003, Uttam Anuvad has created its impression in market and the
minds of readers.
Critic, Research, Tradition and Folk are the four
pillars of our structure. Famous critics, and scholars, the likes of Dr. R. C.
Dhere, Dr. S. R. Gadgil, Vinda Karandikar, late Dr. Morje Dr. D. B. Kulkarni...
the list goes on, have made great contributions to marathi literature through
Infact it won't be exaggeration if we say that
Padmagandha Publications has created unique identity in this area
short, Padmagandha in among the top publishing houses in Marathi. Our Motto has
been to present good literature to our
readers and we have and will always abide by it.
ARUN JAKHADE | Director
Basically a student of
science, Arun Jakhade, entered this profession out of his immense love for
literature. He liked to read books when young and out this liking he founded
Padmagandha Publications with a Diwali special issue - Padmagandha.
Today he is looked upon as one
of the best publishers in business. Out of sheer hard work he has created his
own image and taken Padmagandha Publications to this height.
Infact, Fouzia Saeed [Pakistani author, social
activist and feminist] has described his work as " A mission".Besides
being an honoured publisher, he is also looked upon as a good author. He has
received more than 10 awards, including the Maharashtra Government awards, for
his writing skills.
He is a part of the National
Project undertaken by Dr. Ganesh Devy “Peoples Linguistics Survey Of India” and
is responsible for the state of Maharashtra. As a part of this project he has
edited as well as published the Maharatra Volume named “Bharatiya Bhashanche Loksarvekshan
-Maharashtra” under the guidance of Dr. Ganesh Devy. The work has received prestigious
awards from various imminent institutions,
as well as Maharashtra State Government Award