INDIAN LANGUAGE COLLECTION
The Livingston Public Library has a sizable collection of Indian language materials.
It includes books (fiction and nonfiction) in Hindi and Gujarati. The DVD collection comprises Gujarati plays and movies, Hindi television serials (including multivolume sets of the Mahabharata and Ramayana), Marathi language feature films, and music videos.
Music CDs covering different genres like classical, pop, light, instrumental, and devotional are also part of the collection, plus a few audiobooks on CD in Hindi.
All these Indian language materials are located in the World Languages section across from the Internet café.
The library also has a sizable collection of Hindi feature films, covering a whole range from classics to latest releases. These movies are labeled “Bollywood” and shelved separately in the general DVD area.
A number of Indian language magazines are available:
In Hindi: GrihaShobha, Manohar Kahaniyan and Sarita.
In Gujarati: Akhand Anand and Chitralekha.
The library subscribes to several English language Indian magazines/newspapers: Filmfare, India Today, Savvy, Femina, Stardust and India Abroad.
The children’s section has a small collection of easy readers and juvenile fiction in Hindi and Gujarati.
For a full listing of the entire Indian language collection, including adult Hindi and Gujarati books and media, and Marathi movies, please click the links to the left.