Karadi Tales is an independent children’s publishing house based in Chennai, India. Karadi Tales was begun in 1996 by a group of writers, educators and musicians to create a space for Indian culture in the world of children’s books.
Karadi Tales primarily publishes picture books and audio books. Since the launch of the first audio book in 1996, Karadi Tales titles have been consistently one of the largest selling publications in India. Many of the over one hundred titles in our catalogues have sold more than 100,000 copies. Karadi Tales has brought together some of India’s finest artistes including Naseeruddin Shah, Gulzar, Girish Karnad, Usha Uthup, Nandita Das, Nasser, Manna Dey, Udit Narayan, SP Balasubramaniam, Shankar Mahadevan, Vidya Balan, JaavedJaaferi, and BomanIrani.
KaradiTales’s products have won several accolades worldwide. We have receivedaccolades from national and international bodies including the New York Public Library, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, The Hindu Young World – Goodbooks Award, National Association of Parenting Publications of America (NAPPA),White Ravens (Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Germany),International Board on Books for Young people (IBBY), Dr. Toy awards, Amelia Bloomer Project and Comic Con India.