'Bharat Babies' Brings Indian Culture to American Children

By Sailaja Joshi

From NBC News

As Sailaja Joshi was preparing for the birth of her first child, she had difficulty finding the right books for her child’s first library. Recalling all the wonderful stories her mother told her as a child, lush with the colors and characters of India, she did what any expectant mother would do for her child—she started her own publishing company, Bharat Babies.

“I was desperately trying to find books that were developmentally and culturally appropriate to fill my first daughter's library,” Joshi told NBC News. “I saw that there were books on the market, but they were rarely developmentally appropriate and occasionally, they were simply wrong. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and Bharat Babies was born.”

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