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South Asia Books

Our foremost concern is to make available to our customers any publication in any Indian/major South Asian language from the Indian subcontinent. And in this our unique resourcefulness comes to full view. It should not be therefore surprising that within a short time we have gradually expanded our services and made an enviable place for ourselves among the service organisations at the global level.

Over time, we have evolved and diversified our services. Today, we procure for our customers a whole range of publications—not only publications from different parts of India but also publications from other South Asian countries. We offer services for Sanskrit, Nepali and Tibetan language books apart from those in English and 12 Indian languages which include Bengali (published in both from India and Bangladesh), Punjabi and Urdu (published in both India and Pakistan). We are proud to inform our customers that we now receive nearly 28,000 books of South Asian origin every year. A lot of Tibetan language books have been appearing from India. DK started cataloguing that literature in the early 1980s and later began adding those published from Bhutan as well. The books cater to a range of customers associated with different academic studies and professions, and belonging to various age groups including children.

Increasingly non-conventional methods of publishing are gaining popularity in the South Asian region and our effort is to offer what is available in terms of these services as well. Therefore, we try to make available CD-RoMs, microfilms/microfiche, videos, particularly authentic copies of DVDs of popular Bollywood movies which are a rage not only in South Asia but also in other parts of the world, and audios (including Indic languages’ learning kits).

Our highly comprehensive coverage has made our website the largest book database from South Asia offering books for sale. The website has also been selected as an Associate site to the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library and is treated as a key resource for networked Asian studies reach and teaching activities.

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The story of DK has been one of spectacular growth and phenomenal recognition. From a modest beginning in the year 1968 when it was set up by Late Mr. Khazanchand Mittal (1913-1986) as a promoter of indigenous publications in English, the DK stands today as a proud example of all that an organisation can achieve through the right vision and the commitment to carry it through.  We are today among the topmost service organisations in India, catering to a vast global clientele that comprises of scholars, academicians, book-lovers and public libraries.

DK began as a family owned business that blended traditional Indian values, the modern spirit and professionalism in a rare blend. We have always emphasised on a management vision which is concretely manifest in the highly personalised yet very professionally organised services we offer. We are known for our efficiency  that has been achieved through automation and our ability to wholeheartedly cater to our customers by helping them locate and providing them any and every publication they wish to have— even if it is a title from the most obscurest of publishers.

What is our Role?

The Indian book publishing industry has today a vitality of its own. The prolific growth of publishers in its towns and cities has resulted in thousands of books/periodicals being produced in not only English but also other national/regional languages every year. Many of these publications are of great merit and valuable contributions keeping the cultural, ethnic and linguistic pluralities of the Indian society in mind. However, not all of them are easily accessible. Indeed, finding a book/journal published by, say, a publisher in a remote town, could prove a difficult task for customers. And herein is the significance of an organisation like DK. We, at DK, with our amazing resourcefulness and expertise in the field, can locate any title published in the country.