Monday, June 11, 2012

Is there

a Bookstore which sells ancient and rare books of India? Please do let me know.

22 comments:

SR said...

There is Gita Press, Gorakhpur (http://www.gitapress.org/), but I'm sure you are already aware of it

Pk said...

Hi,
If you get some information on any of these stores, please post it in your blog so that it will be useful for people like me with similar interests.

Thanks.

Poornima said...

Don't think this will help you immediately. But you might be able to find rare, out-of-print books at Select Bookshop in Bangalore.

Chappli said...

Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore
Giri Trading, Mylapore.

I guess one of the three places will have all books old and rare! :-)

Vidya Krishnamurthy said...

Depends on what you are looking at. Try thanjavur sarasawathi mahal . Some of the ancient tamil texts are available in Project Madurai website

Vidya Krishnamurthy said...

You can try saraswathi mahal, thanjavur. What sort of books you need?

Old Tamil Literature is available as etext in Project Madurai website

Ashwin said...

You can find some good collections here...
http://www.udumalai.com/

Anonymous said...

hope the going is not tough :) Big fan!

subramanian said...

The best place to get old and rare books at bargain price is Alwar Book Shop on the platform near Luz corner opposite to Kamadhenu Theater.

$uperman kutty said...

As always, love you ms.chinmayi not as a singer but as a person, as a human who has genuine curiosity, interest, and appreciation for everything good/worthwhile/meaningful!

To your question: I remember this one bookstore in Secunderabad, "Kadambi Book Shop", they have many old and rare editions of many books, the thatha there will dust them out the moment you as him. I was last there in the year 2009; an ailing store then, yet the thatha there could be of great help, he should be able to direct you to other place were you may find the kind if books!
Picked this info on google: KADAMBI BOOK SELLERS, WEST MAREDPALLY, SECUNDERABAD PHONE : 27705349 (Manish Gour's blog dated 2006)
And call him only when you have atleast an hour to spare, he might want to tell you his story; Mr.Kadambi (sorry that I do not remember his actual name) can talk...... a lot.... and I mean it!

And a request: I am in a patchy phase in life could you please pray for me. I could use some help! Thank you.

- Koushik

Ravivarman Kariklan said...

யக்கா தமிழ்ல எல்லாம் நல்லாத்தானே பாடுறீங்க.... எங்களுக்கு புர்யற மாதிரி தமிழ்ல ஒரு பதிவு போடலாம்தானே!

Anonymous said...

Seen this?

http://sanskritdocuments.org/home.html

-Raghav

Hemant Kumar said...

Gita Press is the best.

Swathi Ravichandran said...

Music Academy has a rare collection of Music books.

jithinredsmoke said...

tell me which part of india u looking for ancient books ???

simply me said...

Hi, I'm not sure about a bookstore but there is a private library called Gnanalaya in Pudukottai which is run by my aunty and uncle.You can give that a shot

Uday Kiran said...

may you can try on streets which sells second handed books.., you can get very good collection which are not even available on large book stores..,

Ragha said...

Chinmayi ji, what sort of books? Spirituality?

Kesava - from SA said...

Hi,

I came across an article about an online digital library of India's rare manuscripts - here is the link:
http://www.buzzom.com/2011/11/indias-first-digital-library-of-rare-ancient-manuscripts-is-here/
(maybe you know about this already, if so sorry for posting)

Just need to find a link to the actual e-library.

If you do come across a bookstore please post the details, I would be interested in it too. My grandfather used to love reading and has a decent collection, part of his collection includes a 16th century rice paper dictionary from India.

Kind Regards
Kesava

shifali basha said...

why you stopped blogging?

Thangavel Muthuswamy said...

There used to be a thaatha in luz corner mylapore near the library. I had heard that he can get / tell where u can get any book. U might be knowing him already however I recommend him.

Shrinidhi said...

hello chinmayi
may i ask why you are not updating our blog nowadays?? i miss them :( if there is no particular reason,i wud luv it if you continue blogging!!