Granthali was founded in 1974. Amongst its founders were Ashok Jain the then executive editor of Maharashtra Times and Dinkar Gangal. It was founded on an initial capital of rupees twenty-five paid by fourteen promoters. Its first publication was Doob, a collection of essays written by Durga Bhagwat. Books were sold at cost price and the organisation was run by volunteers. It published Baluta, an autobiographical work by Daya Pawar, in 1978, a book that caused a sensation in Marathi society. By 2001, it had published 250 titles in about 25 years, 130 of these titles received honours. It is headquartered in a former municipal school building in Grant Road locality of Mumbai, a city in the state of Maharashtra, India.
Granthali, a translation of Philip G. Altbach as "movement of readers", was founded several Marathi language authors. According to Altbach, he plans to publish a certain number of titles per year for its members. These books are also available to the General public at a higher price than they are offered to members. This is a volunteer effort, committed authors. According to Altbach, it demonstrates "consciousness about the price of books and the means of distribution, at least a few writers and journalists." Liberalization and globalization of Indian economy: volume 6 describes it as the library movement led by the secular intellectual elite of Maharashtra. It contained in itself the principles of Maharashtras 19th-century reform movement. Granthali publishes original Marathi books and translations from other languages. He finds the use of "exhibition and sale-end of discussion" method of attraction "celebrity intellectuals" the most enjoyable feature of this movement. The furthermore, by using different B. Kachru et al. consider Granthali an important innovation, the advantage that the Marathi language had resulted in Dalit literature taking place in Marathi language in Maharashtra.
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- Mi Hindu Zalo, Granthali Prakashan 1994 Janeev Part 1 Keshav Bhikaji Dhavale Prakashan 1994 Manus Navache Jagane, Granthali Prakashan 1998
- Mumbai. He was born in 1958. Kavita Granthali 1990 a collection of his early poetry and Search Engine Granthali 2004 These collections have been
- University. Muzumdar played an important role in founding the institution Granthali ग र थ ल aimed at publishing books and spreading knowledge in Maharashtra
- Secretariat. p. 144. Vāmana Bāpata 1992 My Life: The Story of a Crusader. Granthali p. 40. V.V. Giri National Labour Institute 2004 Agrarian structure
- Media Association Mumbai - Karachi Forum Founder of Literacy movement, Granthali along with other literary activists. Awards Ketkar received the prestigious
- emerged. Publishers include Abhidhanantar Prakashan, Popular Prakashan, Granthali prakashan, Time and Space communication Shabdwell prakashan Navta prakashan
- Dhakulkar, Vijay Publications Nagpur Priya Ramu, by Yogiraj Bagul, Granthali Publication 1997 Ramabai killings Ambedkar family Savita Ambedkar Khajane
- Rajadhyaksha Granthali Bombay, 1992 Marathi Kathashatabdi, Anthology of Papers, co - edited with Prof. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha, Granthali Bombay, 1993
- Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. ISBN 9781135943189. Thakur, Anjali Ajgaonkar, Dinkar. Adhuri Ek Kahani. Granthali Publications. Raja Thakur on IMDb
- Commission 1995 Ruchi Ram Sahni Award, for Science Popularization 1993 Granthali Award, for the popular book KHEL in Marathi 1992 National Association
- स वत ह त ल अवक श 2006 A Marathi poetry collection, published by Granthali Mumbai, September 2006. These contemporary poems deal with every dimension