Undertaken by the Library of Congress' New Delhi Office, this impressive project was designed to create an audio archive of South Asian authors reading their own work in the original language of its publication. The project began in earnest during April 2000, and by September 2002 (when this site was launched), eighty authors had been recorded. The site features readings in 22 different languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi, Gujarati, Nepali, and English. The authors reading in English include some of the most prolific and accomplished South Asian authors of the last century. Those featured readings on the site include Keki N. Daruwalla, Anne Ranasinghe, and Mulk Raj Anand, whose career has spanned over seventy-five years. Additionally, a brief profile of each author is included with their representative audio recordings. Persons interested in learning more about South Asia's vast and prodigious literary tradition in the 20th century will find this site a valuable resource.
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