Delhi Resources

Books and Language

  • Hindi Book Centre

A large collection of Hindi novels, non-fiction, and reference books.

4/5-B, Asaf Ali Road
New Delhi – 110 002
Land Lines: +91 011-2328-6757 / 2327-4874

  • National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language

A large collection of Urdu novels, non-fiction, reference books, and children’s books.

Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
West Block – 1, Wing – 6
R.K. Puram
New Delhi – 110 066
Land Lines: +91 011-2610-3381 / 2610-3938

  • Kutub Khana: Anjuman-e-Taraqqi-e-Urdu

Urdu novels, reference books, and children’s book.

4181 Urdu Bazaar Jama Masjid
New Delhi – 110 006
Land Lines: +91 011-2327-6526

  • Sahitya Akademi

Sahitya Akademi, India’s national academy of letters is an organisation committed to promoting Indian literature, in all its richness and diversity, throughout the world.

Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi – 110001
Land Lines: +91 011-2338-6626 / 27 / 28

  • Ghalib Academy

The Academy was established in 1969 on the death anniversary of Ghalib and was inaugurated by Dr. Zakir Hussain, India’s third president.  The Academy has a museum, auditorium, and a library (which contains books and materials related to Ghalib).  Seminars about the Urdu language are hosted here as well.

Hazrat Nizamuddin
New Delhi – 110 013
Land Line: +91 011-2435-1098

  • Urdu Academy

The Urdu Academy is committed to promoting the expansion and appreciation of the Urdu language and literature in Delhi.  This development process is done through mushairas, cultural programs, and seminars that are organized for different occasions.  Financial assistance is provided to disadvantaged Urdu writers so that they are able to publish their work.  Scholarships are awarded to Urdu students through its educational and training program.

CPO Building
Kashmere Gate
Delhi – 110 006
Land Lines: +91 011-2386-3858 / 2386-3729

Music, Arts & Drama

  • Sangeet Natak Academy

The Sangeet Natak Akademi – India’s national academy for music, dance and drama – is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India. It was created on 31st of May 1952. As the apex body specializing in the performing arts of the country, the Akademi also renders advice and assistance to the Government of India in the task of formulating and implementing policies and programmes in the field. Additionally, the Akademi carries a part of the responsibilities of the state for fostering cultural contacts between various regions in India, and between India and the world.

Sangeet Natak Akademi
Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi – 110 001
Land Lines: +91 011-2338-7246 / 47 / 48

  • Sahitya Kala Parishad

Sahitya Kala Parishad, the cultural wing of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi for music, dance, drama & fine arts, has been engaged in the task of nurturing and fostering these arts and creating a cultural and artistic awareness in the Capital ever since its inception in 1968. It was registered under the Society’s Registration Act, 1860 on July 31st, 1975. The Parishad has been pursuing multifarious activities in order to enrich the cultural ethos of the Capital and inculcate an artistic awareness amongst the people of Delhi through its various schemes and programmes. With the establishment of Language Academies, the main thrust of the Parishad is performing, visual and plastic arts.

Sahitya Kala Parishad, 18-A
Satsang Vihar Marg Spl. Institutional Area
Munirka (Near Jawaharlal Nehru University)
New Delhi-1100067
Land Line: +91 011- 2651-2411

  • Kathak Classes

Kathak Dance classes for the general public and for certification.

Mrs. Radhika Mittal
9A/8, WEA
Karol Bagh
New Delhi
Mobile: +91 99714-21698
Landline: +91 011-2581-4986
  • National School of Drama

Set up by Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959, the National School of Drama became an independent entity in 1975. The school is financed fully by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The school has two performing wings. The first is aimed at graduates, providing a platform for them to perform and produce artistic theatre. The second wing promotes theatre for children between the ages of 8 and 16 years.  The school also runs extensive programs, literary forums, and has a publication section.

Bahawalpur House
1 Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi – 110001
Land Line: +91 011-2338-2821 /

  • AIIS’ Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology

This research center contains an excellent library as well as holding a vast collection of recorded Indian music that has been documented carefully.  A project that the center has been working on is retrieving recordings of Indian music abroad to add to their growing collection that now contains recordings that are dated as far back as the 1930s.

Post Bag No. 67
Plot No. 22, Sector-32, Institutional Area
Gurgaon – 122 001
Land Lines: +91 124-238-1424 / 238-1384
Contact: Dr. Shubha Chaudhuri (Director)
  • AIIS’ Center for Art and Archeology

This center researches South Asian cultural history. The centers library holds an extensive collection of books, maps, and journals that cover art, archaeology, and cultural history.

Post Bag No. 67
Plot No. 22, Sector-32, Institutional Area
Gurgaon – 122 001
Land Lines: +91 124-238-1424 / 238-1384
Contact: Dr. U.S. Moorti (Deputy Director)