INDIAN LANGUAGE COLLECTION
The Livingston Public Library has a sizable and growing 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), 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.
In 2016, the library starting adding a few Marathi language feature films on DVD, and the collection is growing. All these Indian language materials are located in the World Languages section across from the Internet café.
The library also has a vast 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, Sarita, Manohar Kahaniyaan
In Gujarati: Stree, Chitralekha, Mumbai Samachar (Sunday edition).
The library subscribes to several English language Indian magazines/newspapers: Filmfare, India Today, Little India, Femina, India Abroad, and Savvy
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 and juvenile Hindi and Gujarati books and media, and Marathi movies, please use the provided links.