English and Hindi books on Urdu are available at Urdu Ghar bookshop
The Anjuman has been publishing books since early 1930s after shifting to New Delhi for reasons unknown. A well appointed library and a book shop were also established by them during the same. Today, their address since 1977, Urdu Ghar, 212, Rouse Avenue – has been a favourite among booklovers for decades now.
The prices of their books are known to be very pocket-friendly and affordable for they do not include any overheads. After having dealt with Urdu books for years now, they are venturing into publishing of English books on any theme related to Urdu language and literature. This service will be extended to Hindi books as well gradually. As always, it is not possible without the support of its readers and hence they are urging all their readers and book-lovers to extend their support to them, like always in their new venture.
A Door Into Hindi comprises tutorials on Hindi while Darvazah has chapters in Urdu. Each tool has 24 progressively advanced tutorials comprising videos, animations, jokes, each aimed at drawing the learner closer to the language. Each video lasts 15-20 minutes, while the accompanying text describes the grammar, synonyms, among other issues related to what was shown in the video. Read more
One of the great risks in reviewing a translated work is the tendency to believe that one is reading the author in his or her original language. I forget too often how much is lost in translation and if what I am reading is the author’s voice or the translator’s (or both). This, however, is not an issue with Bombay Stories, the forthcoming, translated collection of Urdu short stories by the late Saadat Hasan Manto.