About Us


In the Spring of 2013, Sailaja Joshi was on a mission to complete her baby registry in preparation for the arrival of her first child. Inline with her “library” themed baby shower, Sailaja went on the hunt to find books about Indian culture that she could share with her newborn daughter. Of the few books that spoke to her Indian heritage, Sailaja realized that none of these books took into account the developmental needs of her growing child. Recognizing this gap in children’s literature, the idea for Bharat Babies was born.

Our Mission

The mission of Bharat Babies is simple: design and produce developmentally appropriate books that tell children's stories about India's Heritage. Appropriate for infants through elementary school.


  • Sailaja Joshi

    CEO and Founder

  • Megan Boshuyzen

    Creative Director
    and Co-Founder

  • SriVani Ganti

    Cultural Director
     and Co-Founder

  • Margi Bhansali

    Educational Consultant

  • Divya Chittoor

    Senior Advisor

  • Rameen Rana

    Business Development Intern

  • Amy Maranville

    Senior Author and Editor

  • Anjali Joshi

    Author

  • Tim Palin

    Illustrator

  • Christy McCreery

    Illustrator

  • Josh Stevens

    Illustrator

  • Lisa Kurt

    Illustrator