India Book House

India Book House Pvt. Limited (IBH) is an importer, distributor and publisher of books and magazines in India.[1]

The Cover of a Laurel and Hardy Comic Book produced in India by Kiran Publications for India Book House under licence from Larry Harmon Pictures

Formed in 1952, India Book House published paperback editions of children's authors such as Enid Blyton and Frederick Forsyth, as well as comics such as The Adventures of Tintin and Asterix, often in Indian languages as well. Their most famous series is the Amar Chitra Katha comics line that retells stories from the great Indian epics, mythology, history, folklore, and fables.[2] In 2007, the imprint and all its titles were acquired by ACK Media Pvt. Limited which owns brands such as Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle.[3] The new entity IBH Books and Magazines Distributors Pvt. Ltd, is one of the leading publishers of illustrated volumes on Indian history and heritage, specializing in architecture, fine art, decorative art, film, environment, and lifestyle[3]

India Book House is headquartered in Mumbai. It has now been merged with the Oxford Bookstore and Stationery Company and is one of the largest book wholesalers in India.

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  1. ^ "The business of books". Financial Express. 29 May 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2018. The three serious art book publishers in India are Marg, India Book House and Mapin Publishing. ..
  2. ^ "A Pandit Had A Dream... | Outlook India Magazine". Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Shah, Gouri (19 May 2010). "Amar Chitra Katha publisher buys IBH". Livemint. Retrieved 14 May 2020.