Was rearranging my book collection here when I found some really old Hindi books. These books belonged to my Mother’s Grandfather and had been lying unnoticed with my books for ages. Unfortunately some of the books have gotten damaged, probably in all the moves we did over the years when dad was in the Air Force.
As these books are pretty much irreplaceable, I have started scanning them and then restoring them. So far I have scanned two books and will be scanning the rest as and when I get time. The plan is that once I am done scanning all these books I will visit my grandparents place and get the rest of his books from there and scan them too. Some of these books are over a 100 years old.
Since I am pretty sure that the books are no longer under copyright I am going to post them here on the site. Feel free to distribute the books as long as you don’t charge for it. Plus would be nice if you could mention where you got them from.
The books are scanned as .jpg images with two pages per image. As I said the books were in bad condition (I am sad that I didn’t notice this earlier) and some of them have pages missing so I have scanned whatever pages were remaining and restored the books and put proper covers etc on them to prevent further damage.
The first two books I scanned are available for download here:
Will be scanning more soon. If you have and comments/feedback please do let me know.
[Update 12/12/2014] :
Looks like folks are not reading the comments, so updating the post to add this note. I am not interested in promoting Piracy, if the book you want is still being published then there is no way I am going to post a copy on my site. You can and should purchase the book from the publisher. The contact details for the publisher are below (Thanks Nostalgia for sharing):
PEOPLE’S PUBLISHING HOUSE,G-18A(G-BLOCK), MARINA ARCADE,(BELOW MARINA HOTEL),
CONNAUGHT PLACE,NEW DELHI-1,
Phone 01123523349, 01123324064