Earliest influences and Beginning of Navayana | S Anand chats with Graphicshelf (Part 1/5)
Choice of Art for Books | S Anand chats with Graphicshelf (Part 3/5)
Critical and commercial reception of the books | S Anand chats with Graphicshelf (Part 5/5)
Journey towards Bhimayana | S Anand chats with Graphicshelf (Part2/5)
Launching of Gardener of Wasteland | S Anand chats with Graphicshelf (Part 4/5)
Navayana is an independent anti-caste Indian publishing house based in New Delhi, strongly influenced by Ambedkarite ideas. It was founded by S. Anand and D. Ravikumar in 2003. The first book it published was Ambedkar: Autobiographical Notes priced at Rs 40. Since then it has published acclaimed fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and poetry anthologies. From 2009 onwards, Navayana broadened its publishing outlook to include social issues other than caste because ‘the struggle against caste cannot happen in isolation from other struggles for justice and equality’ as a statement on the website reads.