Ashok Kumar Maheshwari is known for his continued effort in promotion of Hindi in the country. Chairman and Managing Director of Rajkamal Prakashan Private Limited, New Delhi, Maheshwari has published more than 7000 Hindi books and classics over the last 35 years.
His publications include books in Hindi written by great personalities including Chandra Sekhar, K.K.Birla, Sushil Kumar Shinde, V.P.Singh, Krishna Sobti, Veerappa Moily, H.S.Raza, Prabhash Joshi, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Kaifi Azmi, Kuldeep Nayar, Girish Karna and Mahashweta Devi.
Having promoted great works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Odia, Gujarati, Assamese and Maithili in Hindi, his edited Sameeksha Sandarbh (1978-91), Prakashan Samachar (1994-till date) and . (2000-till date). He has also authored several books for children,