Frontline Publishers of Punjabi Language Books

A Bibliometric Study

  • Harish Chander Department of Library and Information Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143 005, India
  • KP Singh Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007, India
Keywords: Punjabi language, Northern India, Publishing industry, Bibliometric study, Books publishing, Punjab


Publishing industry plays a vital role to spread knowledge. In modern days many local publishers are making knowledge available to the society through their native languages. Punjabi is one of the most popular languages of North Indian states. Many publishers from Punjab, Chandigarh, and Delhi are publishing books in Punjabi. The present study is attempted to provide the overview and analyse the growth and contribution of publishing books in Punjabi by various types of publishers for the decade 2004-2013. The study presents different categories of publishers with the number of books, major publishers of Punjabi books, the contribution of literary, government and academic institutions as publishers and geographical distribution of Punjabi books from Northern parts of India. The study reveals that most of the books have been published in Punjabi by commercial publishers. Punjab is the leading region to publish maximum books in Punjabi as compared to other states and ‘Lokgeet Prakashan’ is the top publisher among them all. This is the first study assessing book publishers of Punjabi books and a useful source of information for practitioners and academics interested in Punjabi language publications.

How to Cite
ChanderH., & SinghK. (2020). Frontline Publishers of Punjabi Language Books. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 40(04), 230-237.
Research Paper