Permanent Black was set up in 2000 and very quickly established a reputation as one of India's finest academic imprints. We publish the best scholarship on India's history, ecology, politics. We have over 450 books in print and have published the region's most eminent scholars (take a look at our complete catalogue).

Our books are distributed by Orient BlackSwan (formerly Orient Longman), India. A large number of our titles are co-published with prominent university presses in Europe and the USA. We also co-publish Hedgehog & Fox, a series of academic books, with the Ashoka University, India.