Amar Chitra Katha Comics’ Official Partner DesiKnowledge Donates a Book with Every Purchase

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To celebrate International Literacy Day, Desi Knowledge, official Amar Chitra Katha partner, doubles its donation for every order in the month of September.

“Thank you for providing Indian parents the ACK(Amar Chitra Katha) way to introduce children to their culture and heritage and encourage them to learn more about India's history,” writes Renu, a mom and book lover from Atlanta, GA.

Customers will help donate a book to an underprivileged child every time they make a purchase on Desiknowledge, an online boostore carrying children's books, DVDs and other age-appropriate resources on Indian culture and mythology. The California based non-profit recently unveiled a redesigned, user-friendly website and brand new blog, The Balancing Desi. The blog serves as a platform for the Indian diaspora to connect and share views on the experience of living and raising children overseas. As part of their mission to give back, Desi Knowledge, official partner of Amar Chitra Katha Comics in USA and Canada, has pledged to donate a book to a child in need with every purchase.

The Desi Knowledge online store offers a diverse selection of picture books, Indian mythological and historical stories, CDs, DVDs, CD ROMs and children's comics in several Indian languages. The latest additions include bilingual Indian children's books that make teaching Indian children their mother tongue alongside English easier.

“Thank you for providing Indian parents the ACK(Amar Chitra Katha) way to introduce children to their culture and heritage and encourage them to learn more about India's history,” writes Renu, a mom and book lover from Atlanta, GA.
“Outstandingly helpful and useful site. My daughter loves the Hindi alphabet books,” says Swamy Vishanathan, a delighted customer from Palo Alto, CA. Shankar Rao summarizes it in a nutshell, “You have some really good selections for Indian kids to learn about our heritage and culture.”

A federally recognized nonprofit organization, Desi Knowledge offers discounted prices on their educational products to temples and other non-profit groups. Inspired by TOMS Shoes, the Donate a Book pledge is an expansion of these initiatives to increase awareness of Indian culture overseas while supporting literacy in India. "September 8 is International Literacy Day and what better way to honor literacy than to give someone the gift of reading! We plan to double our donation the month of September to do our bit for literacy. So customers making a purchase this month will double their contribution towards literacy, helping kids who need it the most," said Monica Khosla, founder of Desi Knowledge.

With a warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area and the help of a small group of volunteers and a virtual team of content writers and bloggers, Desi Knowledge provides genuine resources to Indian parents living in North America and anyone interested in teaching their kids about India.

Desi Knowledge began as an online store for Amar Chitra Katha comics which have been popular with Indian children for decades. The website has added books and media from several other renowned names since then including Karadi Tales, Tulika Books, and new US-based publishers such as Hindi Kids and Meera Masi, who specialize in creating materials especially for Indian kids growing up abroad.

To learn more about Indian culture, introduce your children to enchanting stories from India, and to avail half-price specials on Amar Chitra Katha comics, join Desi Knowledge’s Facebook page.

The brainchild of husband and wife team Monica and Samir Khosla, Desi Knowledge was born in 2003 to help Indian parents like themselves teach their children about Indian culture, heritage and history. For more information visit http://www.Desiknowledge.org and connect with the other desi parents through our blog.

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