Delhi Press was established in 1939 by late Mr. Vishva Nath. The Caravan, an English literary magazine, was launched in the following year and became an immediate success, enjoying wide readership in the country. In 1945, Sarita, a Hindi monthly magazine, was launched. From the very first issue, Sarita became the favourite household Hindi magazine. Sarita has remained the flagship magazine of the Delhi Press that best captures the ideology of the group in fighting against obscurantism and authoritarianism. Over the years, the group has launched a number of magazines that have been just as successful : Mukta, Champak, Grihshobha and Saras Salil. Today, it publishes 33 magazines in 10 languages.
Year of establishment: 1939
First magazine: The Caravan
Number of magazines: 33
- Saras Salil (Hindi) is the largest read magazine in India with a readership of 43,00,000
- Grihshobha (Hindi) is the largest read women's magazine with a readership of 27,00,000
- Champak is the most popular children's magazine with a readership of 39,00,000
- Sarita, with a readership of 35,00,000, is amongst the most trusted family magazines
The company's corporate office is located in central Delhi. There are 12 regional offices in various state capitals across the country that serve as distribution centres and as editorial and advertising offices. All the magazines of Delhi Press are printed in state-of-the-art printing facilities. Delhi Press prints more than 2 million magazines every month.
Delhi Press commands the most highly integrated distribution network in India amongst magazine publishers. The group maintains contact with more than 3000 distributors and agents. There are 12 distribution offices in various state capitals. To maintain the strength of its channel, Delhi Press engages in outreach programs with partners at each level of the chain right till the morning hawkers.