Hyderabad: On September 14, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India decided that Hindi would also be the official language of the Central Government. To expound the importance of this decision and to spread Hindi in every region, Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14.
Indians around the country, in schools, colleges or government offices celebrate the rich Hindi culture of India, both in the written and spoken form on this day. Whether you’re comfortable reading fluently in Hindi or not, you too can participate in this celebration by listening to these timeless Hindi classics, by some of the most prolific Hindi writers of our time on Audible.
Explore different genres of Hindi literature with Audible.in’s list of audiobooks for an immersive experience.
Many Ramayanas, Many Lessons, by Anand Neelkantan
If there’s one thing that is synonymous with the tradition of storytelling in India, it’s the rich culture of mythological epics we’ve all grown up listening to or watching. Spread across 29 episodes, this audiobook is an attempt by Anand Neelakantan to introduce different versions of this great epic and draw enduring lessons for audiences of all ages.
Mad Mommas, by Anu Singh Choudhary
Written by Anu Singh Choudhary and narrated by Richa Anirudh, the 8-part Audible Original Series ‘Mad Mommas’ captures bittersweet realities of four women at different stages of motherhood who multitask through marriage, career, kids, family, life, and the Corona crisis. The central theme of this series also establishes how ‘motherhood’ very naturally becomes a community where women come together unknowingly for each other, while fighting their own lone battles.
Meri Gita, by Devdutt Pattnaik
In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self while forgetting that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
Chanakya Neeti, by Acharya Chanakya
Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. He managed the first Maurya emperor Chandragupta’s rise to power at a young age. He is widely credited for having played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. Chanakya is traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise called ‘Arthasastra’.
Godaan, by Munshi Premchand
‘Godaan’ is a living picture of the entire life of an Indian farmer – his aspiration and despair, his sincerity and religious piety, his helplessness and innocence.
Bagi Sultan – Khilji Se Shivaji Tak Ka Deccan, by Manu S Pillai
In ‘Rebel Sultans’, Manu S Pillai narrates the story of the Deccan from the close of the 13th century to the dawn of the 18th. Packed with riveting tales and compelling characters, this book takes us from the age of Alauddin Khilji to the ascent of Shivaji. We witness the dramatic rise and fall of the Vijayanagara Empire, even as we negotiate intrigues at the courts of the Bahmani kings and the Rebel Sultans who overthrew them.
‘Do Duni Pyaar’ by Divya Praksh Dubey and ‘Shreshthata Ka Manovigyan’ by Osho are the other works you can tune-in and listen to.