Books & Ideas

French Book Office

Institut français India holds books at the core of its cooperation activities. The very bookish team of the French Book Office is at your service.

The Other Thought

Through its series under the framework of 'The Other Thought : French-Indian Encounters on Creativity and Innovation', the Book section engages in an active cooperation between authors, publishers, translators, literary festivals and all actors committed to the world of books and ideas.


Every genre is represented: fiction, nonfiction, children's books, comics and graphic novels, lifestyle and coffee table books. E-books and innovations in the field of publishing also fall under the same spectrum.

Publication Program

The Tagore Publication Program accompanies publishers in issues related to the acquisition of publishing rights of French titles in India and lends support towards the publication of translations in all Indian languages including English.

French List

Every year, a special French List is specially curated with more than a hundred French publishers. In collaboration with many high-profile partners, French books and authors frequently travel to India to meet their counterparts and develop a fruitful cooperation.

Residencies and Business Trips

Additionally, literary residencies are proposed to Indian authors to write in France, and curated business trips for Indian professionals (publishers, literary agents, academics, authors, translators, illustrators) are regularly organised.

Digital Library

Specially developed for Indian readers all over the country, Culturethèque is an online digital library that provides exclusive access to the richness of French contemporary culture from home.

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