A lot of people are unaware that platforms like Storytel and Audible offer a great variety of Hindi audiobooks for their Indian audience. From Hindi classics like Premchand to popular new English books, there’s a whole range of audiobooks to choose from. Today, we’re talking about Best Hindi Audiobooks of all time, with reason why these are recommended audio books.
Best Hindi Audiobooks of All Time | Recommended Audio Books:
Godan by Munshi Premchand
Premchand’s classic story, Godan revolves around an Indian farmer. This is a landmark novel of Indian literature and a Hindi classic, It paints a stunning portrait of Indian rural life and the exaltations and baggage that comes with it. Written with poignance and retentive od the Indian essence, this audiobook narrated by Sameer Goswami will steal your heart.
Rusty Chala London Ke Oar by Ruskin Bond
One cannot make a list on Indian literature without mentioning Ruskin Bond. AN avid nature lover, a simple soul and wonderful writer, Bond has forged his own destiny amidst the lofty and insightful Himalayas. This audiobook, narrated by Sundip Ved follows twenty year old Rusty on the threshold of his adult life. He dreams of going to London and becoming a famous writer. But somehow, he finds no peace in London, he longs for Delhi and Dehra and India. This book will melt your heart and make you laugh.
Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu by Acharya Chaturveni
Narrated by Ashish Bhandari, this is the story of a city. In the beautiful 6th century Indian city of Vaishali lives the equally beautiful Indian woman Ambapali. Owing to her beauty, she becomes the Nagarvadhi, wife of the city. In exchange for her wifely duties, she demands the privileges of power and control. Soon she falls in love with a man and gives birth to a son, and becomes ridden with the ambition of making him a king.
Gora by Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore’s classic, which explores themes of socially forbidden love, caste, colour, race and nationality, has been translated in audiobook form by Chaitali Gupta. It chronicles the story of two Bengali friends, Gora and Binoy and two Bengali sisters, Sucharita and Lalita. Apart from a soul searching plot revolving the quartet, there are also intense political and nationalistic discussions.
Lajja by Taslima Nasrin
Narrated by Disha Duggal, this is the story of the Dutta family, who are a part of the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh. When the Hindu fundamentalists demolish the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the repercussions are felt strongly in Bangladesh. Outraged Muslims now knock at the Dutta family’s door, to torture and humiliate them for the mistake of their Indian counterparts.
Sone ka Kila by Satyajit Ray
This book follows a young boy, who seems to be able to recall his past lives, and a detective who loves extracting past life secrets. Narrated by Atul Kapoor, this is the third book in the Feluda series where Feluda and his companion Topshe go to Rajasthan to meet with a parapsychologist. The crime author Jatayu also accompanies them, they journey through deserts to meet the boy who can recall his past life. Here they solve a complex case full of suspense and intrigue.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Hindi version of the bestselling non fiction novel Sapiens is narrated by Babla Kochhar. Combining history and biology together, Harari sets out to draft a complete history of mankind from the origin of time. He looks at everything from an evolutionary perspective, and gives insights into humanhood and our brains.
Anandamath by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Written three decades before Tagore’s writing revolutionized the scene of Bengali literature, Bankim Chandra is widely regarded as India’s first real novelist. This novel, narrated by Sumit Kaul, explores the pre independence Bengal, ravaged by famines and in the clutches of the Sanyasi Movement. This is a gem of Indian literature that definitely deserves to be on your shelf.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
In this powerful narration by Babla Kochhar, Paulo’s bestselling modern classic brings for the first time shepherd Santiago’s tale in Hindi. This book follows Santiago as he journeys across the desert of Egypt. He is in search of his destiny and a hidden treasure. On the way he encounters many people who teach him about life, including a very old Alchemist who teaches him the language of the desert and the interpretation of omens.