Vitasta is an independent, New Delhi based, publishing house, founded in 2004. From a journalistic standpoint, as a publishing organization, Vitasta identifies pressing issues - human, social and national – understands their significance in the perspective of overall wellbeing of the humankind, whilst giving voice to the authors, supporting their passion and vision. Till date, Vitasta has a proud record of publishing more than 200 books, of high calibre, on a wide range of topics and issues. Vitasta endeavours to publish books that dare the system, challenge the traditional yet outdated thoughts and social practices; are intellectually stimulating, educating and interesting to read. As a result, Vitasta has a diverse portfolio of books, ranging from political and social issues to the new age fiction.
Historically, on debut in 2006, Vitasta hit the stands with a masterpiece on the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and his experiments with Brahmacharya, with a book titled Brahmacharya Gandhi and His Women Associates. The remarkable book was received well across the nation. It was written about and discussed by almost every newspaper and magazine in the country, as well as quoted widely internationally.
In the later years, one of the significant milestones for Vitasta has been a publication titled India’s Biggest Cover Up, authored by Anuj Dhar. Immediately after its launch, the book stirred a nationwide discussion on the historical mystery shrouding the disappearance, and possibly the death of Netaji Subash Chander Bose. The book is considered amongst one of the all-time bestsellers in India.
Of late, Vitasta has also published a range of political and inspirational biographies, which include Born to Fly, a best-seller in 2016-17. The book provides an inspirational biography of an ex Indian Air Force fighter pilot, MP Anil Kumar, and how he fought against the odds as a true solider, and led his life with honour and dignity, after surviving a deadly road accident, which left him paraplegic. This book has already gone in for three print runs as of date. Another significant publication of Vitasta has been Narendra Modi The Game Changer, by Sudesh Verma. The book provides a political biography on Narendra Modi and his success, initially as the Gujarat Chief Minister, followed by his phenomenal rise to take the reins of the entire nation as India’s Prime Minister.
Vitasta is proud to have also published a wide variety of books related to gender issues, both in fiction and non-fiction categories. These include the much discussed countrywide practices, such as Triple Talaq, Halala, and child marriage in the South Indian society, are covered in our various publications, such as Denied by Allah (by Noor Zaheer), No Country for Women (by Tasleema Nasrin) and The Glass Bead Curtain (by Lakshmi Kananan), The widow of Vrindavan (by Kusum Ansal)
Our current line-up includes books of historical significance, of educational institutions and human migration, based on authors’ personal memoirs; human unhappiness in this day and age; and a range of social and national issues confronting the nation. We target about 50 titles a year, with an ever growing and flourishing readership across the country and the broader world.