Janata is being published in English from Mumbai since 1946. Acharya Narendra Deva, Yusuf Meheraly, Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Asoka Mehta and Aruna Asaf Ali were associated with the journal since its inception. Edatta Narayan, Achyut Patwardhan, Rohit Dave, S. Natarajan, N.G. Goray, Prem Bhasin, J. D. Sethi, H.K. Paranjape, Madhu Dandavate and Surendra Mohan have been Janata's editors in the past.
It carries articles by eminent thinkers and activists on political, social and economic problems facing the country and the world. It brings out three or Four special issues in a year. Apart from individuals it is regularly subscribed to by a number of libraries, educational institutions, trade unions and political organizations.