About Us

Dev Publishers & Distributors is an independent Indian publishing and book distribution house based in New Delhi, established in 2010, with a legacy spanning six generations of a family business, since 1870 Lahore (undivided India).

Dev Publishers & Distributors draws upon the long experience and expertise of Pankaj D. Jain who is a fifth generation publisher and has inherited the basics and ethics of book business from his father, Late Devendra Jain, who has been the pioneer of Indology publishing in India.

Our publications focus on diverse academic disciplines as well as on general books of mass appeal.

We also selectively reprint titles published abroad, to make them accessible and inexpensive to readers in India and the subcontinent.

Our Legacy

We are proud custodians of a 150 year old publishing and bookselling legacy which constantly reminds us of our heritage and values to maintain excellence in our business and be transparent in our dealings.

Our Values

Traditional yet Modern

Our future is built on the foundation set in place by our previous generations. At the heart of our organization is a tradition of enthusiasm, motivation and dedication.

Our Mission

Our mission is to maintain our excellence as a publisher of high quality, reader-friendly and innovative books. We strive to serve our readers and the academic community by publishing the best content and increasing the readership of everything we publish. The relevance and high quality of the works we publish is key to the sustainability of our business.

Our Vision

To be the most admired publishing company of innovative reading material and content which builds on our core strengths in publishing, printing, distribution and retail, and with commitment to sustainability.

Our Collaborations/Partnerships

We have had the pleasure and we continue to reprint/exclusively distribute the works of many reputed international publishers in India:

Harvard University Press, Columbia University Press, University of California Press, MIT Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press, Macmillan, Springer Nature, Oxford University Press, Monthly Review Press, New York University Press, Temple University Press, State University of New York Press, Cornell University Press, Fordham University Press, Routledge and CRC Press/Chapman and Hall (Taylor and Francis Informa Group), Rowman and Littlefield/AltaMira Press, University of Hawai’i Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of South Carolina Press, Imperial College Press, Cambridge University Press, Leiden University Press The Netherlands, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Germany, World Scientific Singapore, and many others.

Our Co-publishing Collaborations with Research Bodies

Dev co-publishes scholarly titles with prestigious governmental and non-governmental institutions in India and abroad such as National Mission for Manuscripts, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Vrindavan Research Institute, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, The Buddhist Society Trust, The European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art, Croatian Philosophical Society, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Världskultur Museerna, to name a few.

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