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January 16, 2012Posted by on
Indian Books- DK is one among the major booksellers and subscription agents handling books originating from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Indian Books are available in English and all other vernaculars (local languages).
July 19, 2011Posted by on
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.
June 3, 2011Posted by on
In India, there are thousands of languages and dialects, Books are regularly published in the major Indian languages from different towns and cities, from the various regions of India. Locating a book/journal by a publisher in a remote town could prove a difficult task for customers. Here is where our reach and expertise comes into play. Be it a book, journals, continuations, series, or seminar proceedings relating to any subject, be it in English or in any of the major Indian languages, whether it is published by the government departments, research institutions, learned societies, private publishers, NGOs or even individuals—we proudly say that we can make available any title required by our customers!
Beginning with English language books, we expanded our services to include Sanskrit and Tibetan language books and those in all the major Indian languages. We started cataloguing Sanskrit language books towards the end of the 1970s and added books in the national language Hindi later. Today, we receive nearly 15,000 books of Indian origin in all these Indian languages. The Indian languages in which we offer services are as follows:
Hindi (different dialects)
The books are from various sources. All the Indian regional language books are catalogued at DK with utmost care and attention following the same level of cataloguing parameters as we do for books in English, Sanskrit, Hindi books. The cataloging is done in Romanised format using diacritical marks as per ALA/LC Romanisation Tables. Due care is given to catalogue classical Sanskrit works using uniform title wherever necessary. The software at DK supports MARC21 records to be available in Devanagari script for major fields.
February 17, 2011Posted by on
DK is one among the major booksellers and subscription agents handling books originating from India,Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. MARC 21 records created by us are now used by many libraries world over. Records with tag 880 in the original scripts of various Indian/South Asian languages, using Unicode (UTF-8), is another specialised service from DK. Retrospective Conversion (Retrocon) of catalogue records is also undertaken by the DK’s Bibliographic Services Division.