Hindi books

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for any books recommendations. To be specific, hindi alphabet/devanagari. Is TY series worth it? Thanks guys!

June 10, 2019


Teach Yourself Hindi by Rupert Snell - (lastest)

Elementary Hindi by Richard Delacy & Sudha Joshi -

Introduction to Hindi Grammar by Usha Jain -

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Hindi by Sonia Taneja

Unveiling the Atlantis of Sanskrit Phonology by Achyut Karve (Full PDF; this one is more for the phonology and Indology geeks here).

Other books -

Other Online Resources: - Very helpful when first starting. Go through their eBook but more than anything the best thing is their Google Drive folder. They have heaps of children's books on there, some with audio, and many with the English translation as well.

Another Google Drive link here:

Hindi learning compilation of top recommended links and resources -

July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for all your links!

July 2, 2019

My pleasure and thanks for the Lingot; please also see the video links I posted here yesterday in addition to the book links you requested; specifically the two links by Mother Tongue specific to the Hindi alphabet/Devanagari script you requested in your original post; re:

You can see in these two links from my original video post above how comprehensive (and fun) both "The Sound of Sanskrit" & "Sounding and Seeing the Consonants" series is.

July 2, 2019

I will check this website, thank you again!

July 2, 2019

I've been studying from this book along with the workbook for a while, and I've found them very helpful:

June 15, 2019

Thank you!

June 15, 2019

You're very welcome! Good luck and thanks for the lingot.

June 15, 2019

@asaselta, the Sanskrit Alphabet Tutor linked below is another great resource that I discovered recently which comes very highly recommended for learning the Hindi alphabet ( वर्णमाला ) & Devanagari ( देवनागरी ) script. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and this one is free and easily accessible whereas the Mother Tongue series requires a premium login or trial account.


Note: Place of articulation map included for each letter.

Also highly recommended are the following resources:

Duolingo Tips & Notes -

Duolingo Vocabulary List -

Duolingo Resources & Course Review -

Concise Learning Hindi & Grammar Guide -

July 2, 2019


July 2, 2019

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