AdiDev Press is an independent publishing company from India. It was born out of a passion for children’s picture books and a deep love for South Asian culture. At AdiDev Press we hope to create beautiful books that will introduce children to different aspects of South Asian culture, leveraging story-telling, beautiful visual elements and simple content. We hope to bring the rich heritage of South Asia into the lives of children in a meaningful manner.

Praise for

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"Congrats on bringing out such a beautiful creation on Hanuman Chalisa.The concept and its execution have come out very nicely. More commendable is the objective behind - of taking Hanuman Chalisa to children. The illustrations are superb. They are such a good mix of modern style and colours but with traditional lines and features. The characters possess a Divine and graceful look and these are the nuances that matter. For, these are the images of Hanuman, Ram, Sita etc. that they are going to retain for life, just as we grew up looking at calendar art drawings of Gods or reading Amar Chitra Katha. It is such a relief to see such divine looking figures after seeing so many cartoon like depictions."

Hema and Hari D.K, Bharath Gyan

My First Hanuman Chalisa

"My first Hanuman Chalisa is a delightful read. For a very simple reason. The book has captured that fine line between respectful traditionality and cool modernity. My first Hanuman Chalisa is a wonderful way to introduce your children to their, indeed our, heritage. The translations from Awadhi to English retain the essence of the meaning without losing the appeal of both languages – a tall task in translation work. And the illustrations are simply gorgeous. I hope that, with the blessings of Lord Hanuman, Chitwan and Aparajitha come out with many more such tributes to our ancient scriptures."

Amish Tripathi, Award Winning Author, Diplomat

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

“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

"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

"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)

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

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

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?

"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 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

Our Team

Chitwan Mittal

Founder, Author

Anjali Jaipuria

Author

Nandini Nayar

Author

Pervin Saket

Author

Sarita Saraf

Author, Editor

Ambika Karandikar

Illustrator

Aparajitha Vaasudeva

Illustrator

Debasmita Dasgupta

Illustrator

Shruti Hemani

Illustrator

Sudeepti Tucker

Illustrator

Kalyani Ganapathy

Illustrator

Ashwitha Jayakumar

Editor, Historical Researcher

Sriya Singh

Illustrator

Boski Jain

Illustrator

Annanda Menon

Illustrator

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