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Hindi Books and Novels : Rare and Best Sellers for Your Collection

Of all the many beautiful and diverse languages in India, Hindi is the most widely spoken. And it is also the fourth most-spoken language in the entire world. That is why Exotic India feels it is incredibly important to make a wide range of Hindi language works available to everyone.

 

Exotic India’s selection of Hindi literature includes texts on yoga, health, poetry, history, and many other genres. We continue to add new works, making sure that our catalogue is broad and impressive, like the Hindi language itself. Our Hindi edition books are a wonderful addition to any library, bringing you wisdom and joy.

 

Our ayurvedic books in Hindi can teach you a different path towards wellness, while our collections of poetry can take you on a journey through the literary marvels of India. Whether you are looking for something practical or edifying, we have the books in Hindi for you.

 

Hindi actually comes out of Vedic Sanskrit, developing and evolving over time into a distinct language. It’s roots are deep in the spiritual and philosophical wealth of Sanskrit, but it also has the dynamics of a fully modern language.

 

The Hindi language began to develop a vast literary tradition beginning in the 12th century. Many of the most popular works from this time were in the Delhi dialect, but it would be hundreds of years before standardization. Instead, dialects blossomed out of the fertile linguistic soil of the subcontinent.

 

Because much of the language in northern India was influenced by conquering Islamic forces — with so many loan words coming in that it formed a different language, Hindustani and later Urdu — the people of India wanted a new start. They sought to reconnect their language to Sanskrit. It is this process that led to what is today called Modern Standard Hindi.

 

That standard became codified with an independent Indian government. Beginning in 1954, this new government created an official grammar for the language and a consistent writing system, based on the Devanagari script.

 

However, the incredible history of Hindi as a language is far overshadowed by the power of its literature. At Exotic India, we celebrate this amazing legacy with our selection of books in Hindi.


FAQs


Q1. What are some good books to start reading Hindi Literature?

 

Hindi literature is literature that is described in the Hindi language in the writing system. This may include various playwritings, essays, poetries, stories, songs, etc. If you are, as a beginner, looking for some Hindi literature books, you may consider these options: “शब्दों के आलोक में- In the light of words” by Krishna Sobati, “परछाइयाँ (उपन्यास)- Shadows (Novel) by Mahima Mehta, “चेतक और प्रताप: Maharana Pratap and His Horse Chetak” by Manorama Zafa, and “अपने सामने: In Front of Ourselves (Collection of Hindi Poems)” by Kunwar Narayan. There are hundreds of Hindi books at Exotic India. You can buy these books on our website; some are best sellers.

 

Q2. Which are the top 10 Hindi books every Indian should read?

 

There are innumerable Hindi books and among them, the top 10 books that should be read by every Indian are: 1. “भारत का राग अमेरिका के रंग- The Melody of India, The Colors of America” 2. “मेरे देश में कहते हैं धन्यवाद- In My Country They Say Thank You Poems” 3. “प्राचीन भारतीय मूर्ति विज्ञान: Science of Ancient Indian sculpture” 4. “हल्दीघाटी - Haldighati” 5. “पाणिनिकालीन भारतवर्ष: India at the Time of Panini” 6. “अशांत कश्मीर (चुनोतियाँ और समाधान): My frozen turbulence in Kashmir” 7. “प्राचीन भारतीय स्तूप, गुहा एवम् मंदिर:  Ancient Indian Stupas, Caves and Temples” 8. “भारतीय नीतिशास्त्र: Indian Ethics” 9. “वैदिक शिक्षा पध्दति: Vedic Education system” 10. “प्राचीन भारत का इतिहास: History of Ancient India”.

 

Q3. What are some good novels in Hindi literature?

 

Hindi literature is known for its rich literary heritage. There are many mystical and interesting Hindi novels that you can read while traveling or in your free time. Some of them are “आपका बंटी : Your Bunty (A Novel) by Mannu Bhandari, “मछुआरे- Macchuare” by Thakazhi Sivasankara and Bharati Vidyarthi,  “छपाक-छपाक- Chhapak-Chhapak” by Amrita Pritam, “चार आँखों का खेल: Chaar Aankhon ka Khel” by Bimal Mitra, “एक खाली जग- Ek Khali Jagah” by Amrita Pritam, and “अग्नि-राग- Agni-Raga” by Usha Yadav.

 

Q4. What are some of the Hindi books that expand your mind?

 

Exotic India offers many philosophical books in the Hindi language that helps you get a new perspective to look at life. Books such as “सफलता के लिए जरूरी है सही सोच: Right thinking is necessary for success”, “संकट की घडी में मुस्कुराने का आनंद लीजिए: Enjoy smiling in times of crisis”, “मृत्यु क्या? क्यों? कैसे?: What is death? Why? How?”, “श्रेष्ठ बनने के मार्ग पर 7 डिवाइन लॉज़”, “चाणक्य से सीखें सफलता के सीक्रेट्स- Learn Secrets of Success from Chanakya”, and “निराशा छोड़ो सुख से जिओ- Leave Despair Live Happily” are sure to bring a transformation in your thinking and change your life for the better.

 

Q5. What are the best books in Hindi to read for inspiration?

 

Reading good books brings about inspiration in many forms. They all guide you to a better future and a better you. If you are a Hindi reader and are looking for some books that will motivate you to bring a change in the way you perceive things and people, you may check these books out: “जीत निश्चित है! - Victory is Certain!”, “लिमिटलेस लाइफ- Limitless Life”, “101 माइक्रो हैबिट्स- 101 Micro Habits”, and “अपना आत्म-सम्मान बढ़ाएँ- Increase Your Self Esteem (The Art of Living a Successful Life)”. All these books are available at Exotic India.

 

Q6. What are some good books in Hindi?

 

At Exotic India, you will find handpicked books for your enjoyment and education. It covers all genres of books in Hindi; Indian History, Vedic literature, Astrology, poetry, health, motivation, and much more. Some of the best books available on our website are “भारत की सभ्यता (प्राचीन भारतीय इतिहास का एक विवरण)- Civilization of India (An Account of Ancient Indian History)”, “शरणागति के द्वारा स्वतंत्रता- Salvation by Sharanagati”, “सस्वर जीवन (प्राचीन शास्त्र एवं आधुनिक ज्ञान)- Life According to the Ancient Shastras and Modern Science”, “कुदरती उपचार: Natural Remedies by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi”.

 

Q7. What are some great authors of Hindi Literature I should read?

 

There are many famous writers or authors of Hindi literature who are known for their extraordinary literary works. If you love reading Hindi books and want to explore more authors of different genres, here are some suggestions for you: Poetry – Gulzar, Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and Dushyant Kumar; Fiction – Mannu Bhandari, Premchand, Nirmal Verma, Bhisham Sahni, and Kashinath Singh; Non-fiction – Harishankar Parsai, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, and Babu Gulabrai. These authors have written many best sellers and are famous across the globe.

 

Q8. Who is the first poet in Hindi literature?

 

There have been many Hindi poets who have written brilliant poetries and have become famous for their literary work throughout the world. Although Hindi literature is many centuries old, Chand Bardai, born in Lahore Pakistan (1149 AD), is considered the first Hindi poet. He composed the very famous “Prithviraj Raso”, a poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan. It contains a mixture of imaginary stories and historical facts. There are more than 10,000 verses in the poem that are arranged in the six-line “Chappay” structure. This poem is considered the largest Hindi writing composition.

 

Q9. Which is the first literature in Sanskrit?

 

Sanskrit literature is considered to be the oldest literature dating around 5,000 years. Vedic literature is the first ever Sanskrit literature which was compiled by Srila Vyasadev, the literary incarnation of the Supreme Lord Krishna. This literature contains all the knowledge, both material and spiritual, and especially aims to guide human society on their real purpose of life. There are 4 main Vedas: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda, 18 Puranas, and 108 Upanishads. There are also historical epics such as the Mahabharat and Ramayan. The information mentioned in the entire Vedic literature is vast and precise.

 

Q10. Which books on Hinduism we all should read?

 

Exotic India has a massive collection of Hindi books on the principles of Hinduism that are the best source of spiritual wisdom, the timeless knowledge which tells us the information about the Absolute Truth. Some of the best books on Hinduism that everyone should read are “श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता: यथारूप- Srimad Bhagavad Gita: As It Is”, “वेदामृतबिन्दवः Drops of Vedic Nectar”, “विष्णु और वैष्णव कौन?- Vishnu Aur Vaishnav Kaun?”, “उपनिषद् - दर्शन का रचनात्मक सर्वेक्षण : Upanishads - Constructive Survey Of Philosophy”, and “सनातन धर्म प्रश्नोत्तरी - Sanatan Dharma Prashnottara”. These books allow you to dive deep into the subject matter of Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma.