Case Studies/Pratham Books

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books, children, translate, reuse, india, OER


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Pratham Books, a non-profit children's book publishing house in India, has begun using CC licenses to further distribution, translation and reuse of its works.

CC Licensed books for children.


We have been working with the Nepal wing of the One Laptop Per Child project and the Open Learning Exchange, Nepal had written to us asking if we could provide content for their project to use on their low cost laptops being distributed for children's use, in their eBook library and to translated into Neplai for local use.

License Usage

These have been licensed under a Attribution­-Noncommercial­-Share Alike 2.5 India Creative Commons License:


To put a book in every child's hand and to bring about a reading revolution we believe that there is a net increase in the available reading content that needs to be effected and we are using CC licenses for this purpose.


What is the impact of this CC-enabled project or resource? Specifically, what has the license enabled that otherwise would not exist? Provide statistics or other data if possible.

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We had sent them six books that can be seen and downloaded at our Scribd gallery:

Gautam John of Pratham Books has lunch with Creative Commons:

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