Maktoob is an independent Indian media outlet that emphasises covering Human rights and minorities.
Maktoob is now being read across India, and in these extraordinary times, our editorial independence has never been more important. Your moral and financial support protects our commitment to fierce journalism. Ours is a small but significant media initiative that promises always to maintain its carefully cultivated space of ideas and reflections.
Maktoob’s coverage of religious freedom and social exclusion in India has become resourceful for many advocacy groups working for accountability from the Indian state. Over the years, Maktoob has created a dynamic audience that makes timely interventions that pressure stakeholders to respond.
Our thoughtful, in-depth journalism values voices that are often relegated to oblivion in the deafening commotion of mainstream media. We are sharp in our editorial positions and succinct in our journalistic pursuits. We persevere in our attempt to uphold democratic and plural ideals and persist with our questions and challenges to power.
You can look at the stories we cover here, and we are confident they will speak to you.
Our platform has become a launching place for dozens of aspiring journalists from marginalised sections in India. We have been giving space to hundreds of opinion articles that shaped political questions in India.
Our survival is getting more difficult with each passing day, and only support from readers and concerned citizens like you can help us sustain ourselves.
No matter how unpredictable the future seems, we will remain with you. We have to remain together, resist together, and celebrate life together. Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet once wrote:
“To live like a tree in solitude and freedom, like a forest in solidarity.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are grateful for your time and patience and hope that we have found in you a co-traveler, a companion, a tree in the limitless forest of possibilities.