Kahani is an award-winning children's literary magazine that showcases the best of South Asian culture through original storytelling, art, and activities. Every story and every article reflects the unique experiences of South Asian children growing up in North America. Our magazine reached young readers as far away as South Korea and Bermuda. In validation of this groundbreaking mission, Kahani won many awards, including the coveted Parents' Choice Award - three times! The magazine features writers like Uma Krishnaswami and Mitali Perkins, and artists including Ambreen Butt and Jen Singh. Kahani also helped launch the careers of a number of award-winning children's authors and illustrators and the close-knit creative community it assembled endures even today. But as an ad-free magazine, the writing was always on the wall. Rising print and mailing costs finally forced us to cease publishing in 2010, seven years and 22 issues after our launch.

Fast forward to today. A whole new generation of children has come of reading age. And the need for diverse literature is acute as ever. Kahani stories are evergreen; what was relevant then is still pertinent today. But this time around, the magazine is going digital. No printing or mailing costs. (Don't worry. For those of you who would rather curl up with a book and not a screen, we've got something for you as well.) And it's still ad-free!


Nobody does Holiday stories quite like Kahani. We're launching our reboot with the Classic Kahani Holiday Anthology. It's a compilation of our classic children's stories about Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Navratri and more. Enjoy!


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