Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hindi Book Online

Cultural Heritage Digital Library in Hindi
Find several Hindi books online
Hindi is one of the most widely spoken languages of the world. However, it’s quite difficult to find any quality Hindi book online. Even if you find something, it’s not at one place. Some Hindi books are available here, others are available there. In this scenario, “Cultural Heritage Digital Library” is doing a great job by providing a lot of Hindi stuff including various books in Hindi, Hindi articles,     Hindi stories and poems at once place.

Check out this Hindi book website - Cultural Heritage Digital Library.

Free Hindi Books on Culture of Hindi Speaking Regions

The uniqueness of Cultural Heritage Digital Library lies in its special emphasis on Hindi speaking regions. A lot of content about art and culture of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand/Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh can be found in Hindi on this website. Availability of this valuable Hindi literature on these regions is very difficult to spot on Internet. Also, you will get to know about regional literature of Braj, Mithila, Magadh and Banaras etc.

Traditional Hindi Literature

Literature of classical Hindi authors and poets like Kabir, Amir Khusro, Raskhan, Jaysi, Raheem, Tulsidas, Surdas, Keshav, Meera and Premchand etc can also be found here. Various classical Hindi books such as Panchtantra, Hitopadesha, Simhasan Battisi (Singhasan Battisi), stories about Lord Buddha, and Alha Udal etc are also available here. You can read several Hindi books here as well.

Many of the articles here are quite interesting and a treat to read due to their writing style and different viewpoints. Some of the articles are very well researched and, thus, compels you think in a new way. Personally, I found Hindi articles on society in Vedic era, Tesu Jhanjhi, and history of Agra etc. especially interesting.

Art of Hindi Speaking Regions

In this website, you’ll find a lot of content about art, craft and music of Hindi speaking regions. Plenty of Hindi folk songs with regional flavors of Rajasthan and many other stats can be found here. You can savor Qawwali and various other singing styles such as Dhrupad, Tappa, Dadra, Khayal etc in this Hindi website. Digital pictures related to states of Hindi heartland are also available. These pictures depict culture richness of these areas and some of the pictures are of the objects of archeological importance.

This website is developed by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. This is one of the best Hindi book sites I’ve seen. Check it out - Cultural Heritage Digital Library in Hindi.

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