Our History

Our History

When brothers Daniel and Alexander Macmillan founded their publishing company in 1843, they created a place that would recognize and value great contemporary writing. They made a mark on the literary world, publishing an extraordinary range of works by extraordinary authors: Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling to name but a few.

As the company grew, so did the two brothers’ belief in the importance of learning. They launched the scientific research journal Nature, followed by the Palgrave imprint, promoting education and academic scholarship around the world. Both continue to be at the forefront of ground-breaking research in their fields and are key parts of Macmillan even today.

When former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan became Chairman in the middle of the twentieth century, he decided education should be a key investment area for the organisation. With his vision the company established itself as a world-leading educational publisher with an outstanding reputation. At Macmillan Education, we continue to build on this rich heritage, using our many strengths and unique place in the publishing world to educate generations of communities through developing pioneering and forward-thinking educational materials for all.

Over the past 120 years, Macmillan Education has carved a niche in the knowledge-dissemination domain with its tradition of innovation. Ever since its inception, the company has been a major player in India's otherwise-fragmented educational market. Macmillan is synonymous with high-quality educational publishing and is the first choice of discerning teachers. We can proudly claim that every child in India who has studied in a private school in the last 100 years or so, would surely have used a Macmillan book.