Hindi books score low with students

Anonymous Patron writes "About 50,000 publications in Hindi are brought out each year, according to Anil Verma, a publisher and distributor. But schoolchildren hardly seem to be laying their hands on them. Instead, English books command their overwhelming attention despite a much lower number of the books hitting the Indian market at any given time.



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bear in mind many Indians don't speak Hindi. The country has about 14 official languages, and English often gets used as a de facto standard (being an 'external' language, it's not associated with any particular group in India).

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