Aakar Books was established in 1991 in Delhi. Starting as a library supplier, bookseller and distributor, it progressed to publishing quality scholarly books in Social Sciences in English and Hindi in 2001 and has now carved a niche for itself in this sphere.
Today the subject sphere of Aakar comprises History, Politics and International Affairs, Central Asian Studies, Economics, Economic History, Sociology & Anthropology, Gender Studies, Religion & Philosophy, Literature, Art & Archaeology, Education, Management, Reference, Science and Technology, and much more.
Aakar is a member of Delhi State Booksellers' & Publishers' Association and Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Prakashak Sangh. We are also the proud recipients of the following awards from Delhi State Booksellers' & Publishers' Association:
Best Library Supplier Award in 2000
Best Showroom Award in 2001
Special Award in 2004.
Aakar houses a diverse range of activities under one roof, such as:


Aakar Books is reputed for quality scholarly publishing in the field of Social Sciences. Our authors are drawn from the world over - India, Europe, North America, to name a few countries. In addition to publishing individual authors, we publish works sponsored by many institutions, e.g. Academy of Third World Studies, Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women's Studies, Department of History & Culture, Department of Economics, Department of Social Work of Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi; European Union Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. We also have co-publishing arrangements with Cambridge University Press, Yale University Press and Merlin Press of the U.K. as well as Monthly Review Press and M.E. Sharpe Publisher of the U.S.A.
Besides publishing original works, we also reprint scholarly classics of international importance.


Aakar has a modern showroom located at 49, Shiv Mandir Lane, Street No. 14, Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Delhi - 110091. We stock the latest Indian and foreign publications of academic interest.

Library supplying:

Aakar is a reputed library supplier of scholarly/academic books to universities, libraries and institutions in India. We provide specialised services to libraries and invite purchase orders/want lists from institutions.