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 has created perhaps the most impressive website of all for Hindi and Urdu learners. All of their fantastic resources are available for free download.

Hindi Urdu Flagship, The University of Texas at Austin

Hindi Script Tutor

This site shows you how to write the characters and you can listen to two native speakers pronounce each sound.

The Hindi vowel characters shown by the Hindi Script Tutor website.

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.