AdiDev Press is an independent publishing company that was born out of a passion for children’s picture books and a deep love for South Asian culture.

Through our board book biographies, translations of classic prayers, bilingual picture books and more, we hope to introduce children to South Asian culture, history and traditions!

AdiDev Press is based in India.

Coming Soon

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My First Shloka Book Shiva
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My First Shloka Book Durga
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My First Shloka Book Ganesha
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My First Shloka Book Vishnu
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My First Shloka Book Lakshmi
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My First Shloka Book Saraswati
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1,2,3 Idlis In a Sambhar Sea
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Forever Friends The Gods and their Vahanas
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Saur Mandal ki Sair
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My first Shloka series

Praise for

My First Hanuman Chalisa

“This beautifully conceived edition of the Hanuman Chalisa for young readers unfamiliar with the original text is presented with joy, creativity and reverence. AdiDev Press has produced a magnificent bilingual volume, lovingly scripted and richly illustrated, which carries the lilting rhythm of the original verses by Tulsidas. It makes the vastly popular and deeply beloved Hanuman Chalisa accessible in style and spirit, and is inspirational in its commitment to cultural transmission“
Namita Gokhale, Acclaimed author, Director, Jaipur Literature Festival

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"I am delighted that Chitwan has decided to do a book on Hanuman Chalisa for children. The book has lovely pictures which will appeal to the children. The Hanuman Chalisa has had a great impact on various parts of India and it is extremely important that children are exposed to this book."
Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Council, Padma Shri Awardee, Author

Women in Sports

“This is a terrific idea. Telling compelling stories of Indian sporting heroines at an age where they can really make a huge difference in the outlook and attitude of children towards sports.”
Joy Bhattacharya, CEO Pro Volleyball League, Director General FIFS, Former IPL team director

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"Such a delightful book for children for teaching the Hanuman Chalisa with eye-pleasing illustrations. It will draw all ages of readers. My grandchildren love "MY FIRST HANUMAN CHALISA".”
Hema Malini, Bollywood actress, Member of Parliament (India)

Are Your Emotions Like Mine?

"With imaginative flair, this story captures the spectrum of human emotions, from anger to joy, from fear to bravery. This colorful book can serve as a powerful learning aid."
Anna Musser, Educational Researcher Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Are Your Emotions Like Mine?

"This delightful and beautifully illustrated book helps children name their emotions and navigate them in a healthy way—two skills that can help build happy lives! "
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., Education Director, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Are Your Emotions Like Mine?

"This book helps the child in naming, understanding and appreciating emotions of any kind. This book leaves both you and the kid seeking your inner light, feeling happy and believing the world is beautiful and bright!"
Helena Thuneberg, Special Educator, Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki

Women in Sports

“These books look extraordinary. I love the rhymes and drawings.”
Bhakti Sharma,  Open water swimmer

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"Hanuman is a tall inspiring idol for children to have strength, valour, dedication and devotion."
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Padma Vibhushan

My First Hanuman Chalisa

“This book is an absolute delight. It is the best way to introduce your children to the world of spirituality and teach them the power of prayers.”
Gautam Gambhir, Former Indian Cricketer, Member of Parliament (India)

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"A simple and enchanting depiction that will delight young minds and invoke devotion for the great and mighty hero Hanuman."
Swami Swaroopanada, Global Head, Chinmaya Mission Worldwide

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"The translation is remarkable and reflects the essence of the 'prayer' that invokes Lord Hanuman to protect and inspire.”
Anil Swarup, Former Education Secretary, Government of India

Media Coverage

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