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Special Collection of Books in Hindi, Now at the American Center

New Delhi | August 6, 2010
U.S. Embassy Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs Michael Pelletier at the opening.

U.S. Embassy Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs Michael Pelletier

The American Center Library today opened a new Hindi language section with a collection of books by and about famous Americans.

Releasing the special collection, U.S. Embassy Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs Michael Pelletier said, "The introduction of Hindi books allows us to reach out to a larger audience. We want Hindi readers to enjoy reading the words of President Barack Obama and other famous Americans in their native tongue."

More than fifty volumes in Hindi are being made available to the public in this initial release, with many more on the way. The collection includes titles like Asha ka Savera - Barack Obama (translation of The Audacity of Hope), Bachche Humara Bhavishya- Hillary Clinton (translation of It Takes a Village), Bahadur Tom (Tom Sawyer) and Antkriskh Pari - Sunita Williams.

The American Library, New Delhi serves a population of more than 350 million. The membership fee is nominal, and members can access the library catalogue online from any Internet browser. The library is located at 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi and is open six days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact 2347-2111.