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Books shape the human
and transform and enrich their life. Therefore Manovikas publication has been
painstakingly taking efforts to get the finest, exclusive literature in
the hands of readers since last 35 years.
Publisher Arvind Patkar
who carved a niche in the publishing world is basically a Mumbaikar. He was a
full-time activist in the mill workers movement. His thoughts shaped by leftist – progressive movement
further reinforced by reading. Which lead him to start a business of selling
books. An overwhelming response from the readers boosted his enthusiasm and
confidence. Based on this experience he started his own book shop in the campus
of Akashwani Aamdar Nivas in Mumbai which soon became famous as ‘ Manovikas Book
centre’. This book centre has become a rightful destination of choosy readers
in Mumbai today.
Bookselling to Publishing...
While completing milestone
of successful five years he observed the need for books on science, technology,
education, economics, society and culture. With this thought, he decided to
venture into the publishing business and published the first book ‘Shahir’- a
compilation of Lavani, songs and Povadas of Annabhau Sathe. It marked the birth
of ‘Manovikas Prakashan’as an organisation in 1984.
An organisation that created a
new generation of writers
Arvind Patkar’s idea was
to bring out the books that will guide the society, help it to prosper, the
complete transformation of the readers and enrich them and will enhance the
Marathi language and conserve it as well. On this line after ‘Shahir’, he
touched upon different subjects including the eradication of superstition, the
annihilation of caste, science, psychology, rationalism, human history,
personal and public health, education, politics, Indian culture, environment,
personality development and mentoring new generation etc. Manovikas Prakashan
is encouraging new promising writers and introducing a whole new generation of
Meeting stalwarts through
Manovikas published a
pathbreaking book in social reformation movement ‘Annihilation of caste’ of Dr
Babasaheb Ambedkar in a new form. With an idea to give qualitative literature
that will enrich the life and shape the thoughts of readers. Manovikas has
published many excellent books by renowned writers. Manovikas is acting as a
bridge between the stalwarts and readers through books.
Passion to shape new rational
If we make students health
literate from school life, develop the scientific temperament it can make
future generation healthy, aware and rationalist. The uniqueness of Manovikas Prakashan
is that it adopts this idea and publishes several series of health and science
books that are written by experts in the field. If children get the quality literature
that complements the school curriculum and helps personality development, it
will ensure children to become a responsible citizen. With this perspective eminent
writers who are experts, researchers in the relative field asked to write the
books on science, technology, education, health, culture, scientific experiments
– discoveries, scientific games. It opened a new gallery of children's books.
This gallery is so diverse that it has become a salient feature of Manovikas
Prakashan. Children's books have received an overwhelming response from students,
parents, teachers and readers in general.
Innovative involvement of the
Considering the growing
business Manovikas representatives of the second generation son Ashish Patkar
and daughter in law Reena Patkar has taken initiative to share the burden of a
rapidly flourishing business. Next-generation by bringing some time-relevant
changes gave a new identity to Manovikas through their innovative
participation. They are constantly in search of new promising writers and
focuses on publishing books that give social insight and wisdom of
readers. Keeping in mind that books are read from cover to cover along
with solid content they are emphasizing on quality book production. They
are also attempting to bring out different forms like autobiographies, biographies,
quality translations, stories- novels covering different topics and
acknowledging different incidences in the field of science- psychology and
in society in general.
Quality literature enhanced by
Manovikas always strives
to give something new, something different along with quality content and excellent
production. This is a distinct feature of Manovikas. Biography of Bharatratn recipient
Sir Vishweshwarayya was not available anywhere. Manovikas got it done. ‘
Drashta Abhiyanta Sir Vishweshwarayya’ valuable quality book is now available
for readers. Similarly, Manovikas produced many books like ‘ Kahani
Manavpranyachi’, ‘Varul Puran’, ‘Aivaji’, ‘ Drashtra Anuyatrik Dr Anil Kakodkar’ ‘Maharshi Vitthal
Ramji Shinde – Jeevan v Kary’, ‘Shivputr Rajaram Maharaj’, ‘Aadivasinchya Bodh
Katha’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Bhangaar’, ‘Hindu rashtrvad’ ‘ RAW – Bharteey guptachar sansthechi
gudh gatha’, ‘Propaganda’, ‘ Deshbhakt – Andhbhakt’, ‘Udya’, ‘ Corporate
Kallol’, ‘Symphony’, ‘Gretachi haak tumhala aiku yetey na’.
Exploring a variety of topics and finding new promising writers.
A team of Expert editors for every subject that focuses on accurate and
A publishing house with quality production and statewide distribution
Along with printed books exploring new media of e-books, audiobooks too.
More than 1500 titles handed over to the readers in the last 35 years.
Unique work of Manovikas Prakashan has received
many important awards.
Vi Pu Bhagwat
Award - Prestigious award in the publication business.
production Award of Federation of Indian Publishers, Delhi.
Pusalkar Purskar 2018 –Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad’s award for best book
Balkrishna Thavale Paritoshik 2002 award for best book production.
production Award 2003 and 2013 by Akhil Bharteey Prakashan Sangh.
Manovikas books received the honour of ‘Best literature
production award’ by the Maharashtra Government.
This trend continues
even today. Therefore in Marathi publishing world Manovikas Prakashan has
become 'an important and rightful destination for choosy readers'.