Hindi Learning Resources

Here I’m listing some of the most useful websites I’ve come across to help you with learning different aspects of Hindi. I’ll continue to add to this list over time and I’m always open to any suggestions you might have. I also have a list of Seattle South Asia resources.

Hindi Urdu Flagship

The Hindi Urdu Flagship program at the University of Texas at Austin created perhaps the most impressive website of all for Hindi and Urdu learners. All of their fantastic resources are available for free download. If you have trouble with downloads from the main site, try the program’s repository.

Hindi Urdu Flagship, The University of Texas at Austin


Created by Columbia University, this site presents 42 videos within various themes. The videos are supplemented by vocabulary lists, lessons plans and transcripts.

Hindi STARTALK from the University of Columbia

Sources on Hindi/Urdu Language and Literature

Professor Frances Pritchett of Columbia University has created an impressive collection of links related to Hindi/Urdu language learning, literature, poetry, and more.

Old drawing of Lahore.

Arvind Gupta’s Collection of Hindi Books

If you click on “Hindi” under the heading “Books,” you’ll be presented with a long list of Hindi works you can download as PDF files. This collection includes a variety of children’s books, materials related to education, along with some novels.

A bookstore in Delhi, India displaying books in Hindi.

Pratham Books – SoundCloud

Here you’ll find audio books of children’s stories in various South Asian languages, including Hindi and Urdu.

Pratham Books icon.