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logoAnkur Prakashani

40/1 Purana Paltan
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Tél: +880 (0)2 9564799/7176
www.ankur-prakashani.com

Ankur Prakashani started its journey in the year 1984 as a publisher of books on various topics. Now Ankur has established itself as one of the leading publishers in Bangladesh. Particular focus areas are books on social development issues, women liberalization, health, fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s and youth literature.

Ankur arranges co-publications with renowned foreign publishers: Tulika (India), South Asia Publication (India), UBSPD (India), and Impart (U.K). Ankur publishes Bengali versions of quality bestselling books and also imports and exports books and journals on a wide range of subjects.

Ankur publishes books of renowned national and international authors like: Dr. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury, Dr. Kamal Hossain Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, Humayun Ahmed, Taslima Nasrin, Syed Shamsul Haque, Dr. Ali Riaz, Dr. Hasanuzzaman, Dr. Ali Manwar, Dr. Fazlul Alam, Mohiuddin Ahmed, Dr. Heide Richter, Shorodindu Shekhar Chakma, Sunil Gangapadhyay, Astrid Lindgren, J.K. Rowling, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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logoWomen Unlimited

7/10, First Floor, Sarvapriya Vihar
New Delhi 110 016
India
Tél: (+91-11) 2652 4129 / (+91-11) 2686 6596
www.womenunlimited.net

Women Unlimited is an associate of Kali for Women, India’s first and oldest feminist press, which publishes scholarly and academic books in the social sciences; fiction; general interest non-fiction; autobiographies, reminiscences and memoirs; oral histories; books for young adults; pamphlets and monographs; and activist material. The Kali for Women/ Women Unlimited list combines the best of Kali’s titles published between 1984 and 2004, and an exciting range of books and authors commissioned by Women Unlimited. Women Unlimited has close links with the women’s movement, and the women’s studies in India, South Asia, and internationally. We participate in campaigns, nationally and regionally, and have organised extensively on issues to do with alternative media, women’s writing, and gender-based censorship. We consider all this as just an extension of our publishing activity.

WU is an active and organizing partner of the Independent Publishers’ Group (IPG), a collective of 10 Delhi-based independent publishers formed in March 2005; and of the Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (IPD Alternatives), a partnership of 8 independent Indian publishers set up in late 2005, which handles the distribution of titles published by nearly 20 small/independent publishers (including those of the 8 partners).

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Soil Not Oil

Climate Change, Peak Oil, and Food Insecurity - by Vandana Shiva “One of the world’s most prominent radical scientists.” —The Guardian (...)

Mother India

Sexual Economies in Contemporary Bombay Cinema - by Karen Gabriel This insightful analysis of popular Bombay cinema presents a comprehensive (...)

Terror, Terrorism, States and Societies

Edited by Samir Kumar Das & Rada Ivekovic Terror has had different philosophies in history; and philosophies have their own engagement with (...)

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logoTulika Books

No. 44, First Floor
Shahpur Jat
New Delhi 110 049
India
Tél: Tél: (+91-11) 2649 7999 / (+91-11) 4617 0894
www.tulikabooks.in

Tulika Books is an independent publisher based in Delhi, India, specializing in non-fiction, academic books in the social sciences and humanities. Established more than 10 years ago, it has published nearly 65 titles to date, and has been able to attract reputed scholars from various disciplines — such as history, economics, development studies, literary theory, cultural studies, art, sociology and politics — as its authors.

Tulika Books is an active and organizing partner of the Independent Publishers’ Group (IPG), a collective of 10 Delhi-based independent publishers formed in March 2005; and of the Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (IPD Alternatives), a partnership of 8 independent Indian publishers set up in late 2005, which handles the distribution of titles published by nearly 20 small/independent publishers (including those of the 8 partners).

Listen here the interview of Indira Chandrasekhar - interview by Frederick Noronha at the workshop on ’Spreading the Word: Copyright, Dissemination and Independent Publishing’ organized by the Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (IPDA) in collaboration with Alternative Law Forum, 24–25 June 2010, Bangalore.

Contact : Indira CHANDRASEKHAR

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logoMetis Publishers

Ipek Sokak 5, 34433 Beyoglu
Istanbul
Turkey
Tél: +(90-212) 245 46 96
www.metiskitap.com/catalog/metisbooks

Founded in 1982, Metis Publishers has established itself as one of Turkey’s leading
publishing houses, renowned for defending its independent spirit and radical commitment, celebrating critical thinking, original talent, and bringing distinguished letters from the world to generations of Turkish readers. With over 800 titles to its name, Metis is reputed for its careful translations and editorial integrity.

Metis list includes both fiction and nonfiction, specializing in high literature and critical theory. Some of the literary authors published in translation are Ursula K. LeGuin, Marguerite Yourcenar, Salman Rushdie, Henry Bauchau, Georges Perec, John Berger, J.R.R. Tolkien and Maurice
Blanchot. The works of such distinguished Turkish authors as Murathan Mungan and Bilge Karasu are also published by Metis.

Metis nonfiction list features works of an interdisciplinary character that
have the potential to intervene in the cultural climate of Turkey from a
radical political perspective, such as those by Walter Benjamin, Max
Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Edward Said, Immanuel Wallerstein, Emile Cioran, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Nurdan Gürbilek and Nilüfer Göle. World-class literary theorists including Gyorgy Lukacs, Tzvetan Todorov and Mikhail Bakhtin, philosophers such as Paul Ricoeur, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Roland Barthes and psychoanalytic masters including Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Heinz Kohut are also amongst the authors Metis has published in Turkey.

Metis was the Goddess of Wisdom, first wife of Zeus, before he swallowed her up when she was pregnant and gave “birth” through his forehead to the next Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, who was “born from a man, fully armed”, whereas Metis was against the use of arms, worked with the knowledge of nature and used the skill of the craftsperson to solve disputes, like a captain navigating rocky waters.
Hence metis came to signify the “knowledge that the Power detests”, in addition to nobody, bastard, craftiness...

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Child of Agony

Cultural Climate of Turkey by Vitrinde Yaşamak (1992) and Kötü Çocuk Türk (2001) A collection of essays on Turkey’�s cultural climate in the last (...)

The Garden of Departed Cats

By Bilge Karasu In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the (...)

World Tribunal on Iraq

Istanbul Culminating Session, 23-27 June 2005 Müge Gürsoy Sökmen (ed.) “The records have to be kept and, by definition, the perpetrators, far from (...)

Contact : Müge GURSOY SOKMEN

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logoThe Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (IPD Alternatives)

44, Ground Floor
Shahpur Jat
New Delhi 110 049
India
Tél: (+91-11) 2649 2040 / (+91-11) 2649 7895

The Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (IPD Alternatives) is a partnership of 10 small/medium publishers and publisher-distributors based in Delhi. The partners are: Daanish Books, LeftWord Books, Samskriti, Social Science Press,The Book Review Literary Trust, The Little Magazine, Three Essays Collective, Tulika Books, Women unlimited/Kali for Women, Zubaan/Kali for Women. The IPD Alternatives comprises professionals in the field of publishing who understand the publishing industry, and bring to the partnership their respective strenghths. Between them, they represent the best in contemporary Indian publishing, with lists ranging from academic books in the social sciences and humanities to political tracts, gender studies, general interest non fiction, fiction, children’s books, literary and book review magazine/journals.

Contact : Katiyar ANURAG

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logoThe New Press

120 Wall Street, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10005
United States
Tél: +1 (212) 629-8802
www.thenewpress.com

For 30 years, André Schiffrin headed one of the most prestigious US publishing houses, Pantheon Books, publishing works by Foucault, Sartre, Chomsky, Medvedev etc. Since 1991, he managed The New Press, an independent publishing house. Founded in 1990 as a major alternative to the large, commercial publishers, The New Press is a not-for-profit publishing house operated editorially in the public interest. It is committed to publishing in innovative ways works of educational, cultural, and community value that, despite their intellectual merits, may be deemed insufficiently profitable by commercial publishers. Like the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio as they were originally conceived, The New Press aims to provide ideas and viewpoints under-represented in the mass media. As an author of international renown, André Schiffrin (1935-2013) analyses the threats to the world of publishing and uses his works to protest against the globalisation phenomenon as it impacts the world of publishing and media. He has published among other works L’édition sans éditeurs (Publishing without Publishers) and Le contrôle de la parole (Controlling speech) published by La Fabrique in France.

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Secret Identities

The Asian American Superhero Antholog - Edited by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma Appealing to both comics fans and Asian (...)

The Empire Strikes Out

Baseball and the Rise (and Fall) of the American Way Abroad - by Robert Elias Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of (...)

Blood and Faith

The Purging of Muslim Spain - by Matthew Carr In April 1609, King Philip III of Spain signed an edict denouncing the Muslim inhabitants of Spain (...)

Contact : Jay GUPTA

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logoSpinifex Press

PO Box 105
Mission Beach
Queensland 4852
Australia
Tél: +61 418 506 645
www.spinifexpress.com.au

Spinifex is an independent feminist press publishing innovative and controversial feminist books with an optimistic edge. Spinifex, our namesake, is an Australian desert grass that holds the earth together. We publish broadly, with a focus on ecology, development, Indigenous and human rights issues in our non-fiction titles, and world stories in our fiction and poetry. We are also at the forefront of digital publishing, with many of our titles available as eBooks.

Spinifex is an Australian desert grass that holds the earth together.

Read here the interview with Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein, published in partnership with ActuaLitté (June 25, 2018).

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Fish–Hair Woman

Merlinda BOBIS 1987. The Philippine government fights a total war against insurgency. The village of Iraya is militarised. The days are violent (...)

Haifa Fragments

khulud kHAMIS Jewellery designer, Maisoon, wants an ordinary extraordinary life, which isn’t easy for a tradition-defying, activist, Palestinian (...)

Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing

Susan HAWTHORNE In a globalised world, megacorp publishing is all about numbers, about sameness, about following a formula based on the latest (...)

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