ABOUT THE CARAVAN
The country’s first and only publication devoted to narrative journalism, The Caravan occupies a singular position among Indian magazines. Our stories present a unique mix of detailed reporting, lively and vivid writing, and a commitment to the art of storytelling whether the subject is politics, culture, travel or art.
Far from publishing the typical sort of pieces that fill the pages of daily newspapers and weekly magazines rushing to chase yesterday’s headlines, The Caravan showcases artfully constructed stories whose subjects go far beyond the chatter of daily television news. Based on months of reporting and research, our stories are crafted into dramatic narratives that employ pace, colour, character and style to keep the reader hooked from start to finish—combining the excitement and immediacy of great literature with real characters, real plots and real consequences.
Drawing on the tradition established by international magazines like The New Yorker and Granta, The Caravan presents a rich and nuanced picture of contemporary India in all its complexity. Since its relaunch in January 2010, the magazine has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most sophisticated publications: a showcase for the region’s finest writers and a distinctive blend of masterful reporting, incisive criticism and commentary, stunning photo essays, and gripping new fiction and poetry.
The Caravan fills a niche in the Indian media that has remained vacant for far too long, one for the intellectually curious and aesthetically refined reader, who seeks a magazine of exceptional quality rather than the proliferating quantity of publications now crowding newsstands. It is a new kind of magazine for a new kind of reader, one who demands both style and substance.
ABOUT DELHI PRESS
Delhi Press is one of the oldest publishing houses in India. With 32 magazines in nine languages, Delhi Press is also currently the leading magazine publisher in the country.
Established in 1939 by the late Mr Vishwa Nath, a visionary and freedom fighter, Delhi Press debuted with The Caravan in 1940, followed by Sarita, a Hindi monthly in 1945. Thereafter, Delhi Press launched Mukta, Champak, Grihshobha, Woman’s Era, Suman Saurabh and Saras Salil, among others.
The Caravan was published for 48 years until, in 1988, Delhi Press decided to discontinue the magazine to start a current affairs magazine, while the group was still demonstrating consistent growth in all its other titles. Then in 2010, The Caravan was relaunched as India’s first narrative journalism magazine.