Amazon Launches Digital Books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam on Kindle

Posted by: at 12/01/2016 01:18:00 am

Kindle Book Store in India adds thousands of digital books, including the largest selection of best sellers and hundreds of exclusive titles in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam.

Bestseller titles include “Ishq Mein Shahar Hona” by Ravish Kumar (Hindi), “Rajaraja Chozhan” by Sa. Na. Kannan (Tamil), “Mrutyunjay” by Shivaji Sawant (Marathi), “Ek Bija Ne Gamta Rahiye” by Kaajal Oza Vaidya (Gujarati) and "Aarachar" by K R Meera (Malayalam).

Exclusive titles include “Banaras Talkies” by Satya Vyas, “Ki.Mu.Ki.Pi” by Madhanand “Draupadi” by Kaajal Oza Vaidya and titles like “Mayapuri” by Shivani which are now available in digital format for the first time.

Kindle books are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere”— Customers can read books in these five Indian languages on their Kindle eReaders and free Kindle apps for iOS and Android devices.

Bengaluru, December 1, 2016: Amazon announced today the addition of thousands of digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam, including the largest digital selection of best sellers, hundreds of exclusive titles, and free classics to the Kindle Book Store. Readers can access these books on their Kindle eReaders and free Kindle apps for Android and iOS. The new selection in five Indian languages comes in addition to over three million books that are already available on the Kindle Book Store.

Amazon Launches Digital Books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam on Kindle

For each of these languages, the Kindle Book Store has the largest selection of best sellers in digital format, “Ishq Mein Shahar Hona” by Ravish Kumar and “Theek Tumhare Peechhe” by Manav Kaul (Hindi), “Rajaraja Chozhan” by Sa. Na. Kannan, and “Vantharkal Ventrarkal” by Madhan (Tamil), “Mrutyunjay” by Shivaji Sawant and“Yayati”  by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (Marathi), “Ek Bija Ne Gamta Rahiye” by Kaajal Oza Vaidya and “Bhagvan Ni Tapal” by Gunvant Shah (Gujarati), "Aarachar" by K R Meera  and "Ente Katha" by Madhavakutty/Kamala Das (Malayalam). The selection of books includes translations of globally popular titles like “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma and contemporary best sellers like “The Secret of Nagas” by Amish Tripathi. Free classics like "Godan" by Munshi Premchand, "Parthiban Kanavu" by Kalki Krishnamurthy, "Deshbandhu Das" by Sane Guruji, "Thag" by Ramanlal Vasantlal Desai and “Chandalabhikshuki” by N. Kumaran Asan are also available.

Amazon has also added hundreds of Indian language titles to Kindle Unlimited, the subscription service that allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over one million Kindle books.

Amazon has brought the same Kindle features that customers around the world love to Indian language reading. These include popular Kindle features like font size adjustment, ability to add notes and highlights, and automatic save and sync of your furthest page read across all your devices. That means you can start reading a book on one device, and pick up where you left off on another device.

“We are excited to offer readers the largest digital selection of best sellers in five Indian languages. All you need is an Android or iOS device, or a Kindle eReader to get started. This is another step in our ongoing work to provide more choice and selection to Indian readers,” said Rajiv Mehta, Kindle India Country Manager.

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