Heritage India Communications, a venture started by Manjiri Khandekar, has launched ‘Heritage India’, a magazine on Indian culture, art and heritage in Delhi. Priced at Rs 180, the quarterly magazine was launched under the aegis of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). Heritage India was launched in Pune in February 2008.
Speaking at the launch if the magazine in Delhi, Khandekar, the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Heritage India’, said that it was her long cherished dream to help discover, through the pages of a magazine, the magnificent treasures of India. “We have three-fold visions, to create awareness among Indians all over the world about their rich heritage and inspire them to become guardians of the same; to share with people the world over, knowledge about this ancient land; and to keep alive this priceless legacy for future generations,” she added.
The magazine has signed a contract with Landmark for distribution. It also has tied up with the Outlook Group for pan-India distribution as well as with local booksellers, especially in Chandigarh and Thiruvananthapuram. The company is looking for tie-ups with hotels and subscription-based readership.
The magazine also has an advisory board headed by BG Deshmukh, former Cabinet Secretary. Other members on board are eminent personalities like Madhav Gadgil, AP Jamkhedkar, Yogini Gandhi, Parimal Chaudhari, MK Dhavlikar, GB Deglurkar and Ninad Bedekar.
The magazine deals with topics on festivals, civilisations, wildlife, personalities, ‘We the People’, monuments, performing arts, arts and crafts, heritage story, heritage feature and Naturescape.
The 100-odd pages of the magazine contain not only in-depth articles on Indian culture, art and heritage, contributed by research scholars and experts, but also provide a visual treat to the eyes through its photographs.