Our first guidebook, Delhi City Guide, was published in 1996, and released with much aplomb by the then chief minister of Delhi, Shri Sahib Singh Verma, in a function at India Habitat Centre. In its concept, in-depth research, visual impact and high production values, the guide was seen as a seminal work — the first travel guide of its kind by an Indian publisher.
Walking with the Buddha: Buddhist Pilgrimages in India released by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama on 6th Aug, 1999, who praised its excellent historical research and brilliant production.
In 2001 we received a landmark order from the Archaeological Survey of India for printing 100,000 copies each of a series of 13 guidebooks on the World Heritage Sites in India. This was the first time that ASI had entered into a publication partnership with any private agency. Thereafter we have been working closely with them of various kinds of publications related to Indian heritage and culture.
Received the Award for ‘Excellence in Publishing’ from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in 2002 for our book Speaking Stones: World Heritage Sites in India.
Brought out the state guide Madhya Pradesh:The Heart of India for Madhya Pradesh Tourism in 2007, and with this entered into a long-standing relationship with MPT. Till date we have published 18 guidebooks — destination and thematic guides — on the state.
Monuments of Delhi, a coffeetable book published for the ASI in English released by the Prime Minister in his residence in Oct 2010. Thereafter, the Hindi translation of the book was released in the Vigyan Bhawan in Dec 2011.
Madhya Pradesh Tourism received the ‘National Award for Best Publishing and Promotional Material’ for 2011-12, for three guidebooks published by Goodearth : Bhimbhetka-Bhojpur, Maheshwar-Omkareshwar, and Ratlam, Mandsaur and Neemuch.
Release of Rabindranath Tagore: Documentation of National Commemoration on occasion of his 150th Birth Anniversary (published for Ministry of Culture, Govt of India) by Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, in March 2012 in the North Block in Central Secretariat.
The Goodearth Publications team is colourful and compact, much like the guides it produces. We travel, shoot, write, research and edit, occasionally having guest writers and photographers contribute to our books.