Chandamama is the longest running children magazine in India. The magazine was launched in July, 1947 in Telugu. Chakrapani was the founder-editor of Chandamama. B Viswanatha Reddy has been the publisher of Chandamama for the last 40 years. Owing to labour disputes, the magazine ceased publication in 1998. However, it was relaunched a year later and continues to be published till date.
Chandamama is currently published in 13 languages including English.
The 13th edition was launched in 2004 in Santhali making it the first
and only children's magazine in a tribal languages. Other languages in
which Chandamama is published are: Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla,
Assamese, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada, and Sanskrit. Gurmukhi and
Sinhalese editions were also brought out for a short while. For several
years till 1998, a Braille edition was published too.