|Mission and Purpose
is to put quality (grammatically and phonetically correct,
and well illustrated) Hindi Books, Audio CDs, DVDs,
Puzzles and Interactive Activities in hands of Hindi
Personal, School and Public Libraries.
Parrots Books took birth to address the issues raised
by librarians, parents, and teachers who would
like to see
more Hindi material easily accessible for heritage
and non-heritage Hindi learners.
It began in Spring of 2006
with a voluntary project of 'Story Time in Hindi Language
for Pre-school Children'
at the local libraries. Finding good quality books
Time became a challenge. Librarians expressed a desire
for pre-catalogued Hardcover books, and a local vendor
to deal with. This lead to search for books and publishers,
and even development of few books and puzzles. Of course
where there is a will, there is a way.
months in ordering samples, reviewing them, dealing
with publishers, and transportation issues,
Books is proud to offer an initial selection of over
60 products that include books, audio CDs, DVDs and
Our vision is to see hundreds of such books,
audio CDs, DVDs and Puzzles in school, public and home
libraries. We hope to expand our collection to
languages also. You can help us by donating your
favorite products to your local or school library,
the word, and creating a demand by checking out
at your library.
Children learn by repeating just
like Parrots do, thus the name Parrots Books. We hope
to make an
available for each book carried through Parrots
Books, so children
can learn independently by listening.
Born and raised in India, Madhu Aggarwal came
to the United States at the age of 20 to join
husband and his family.
With her background in medical sciences, she
pursued an Undergraduate degree in Microbiology,
a Master's degree in Computer Engineering.
While raising two children, and working in the
Corporate World as a Software Engineer, she realized
is passionate about Hindi. She is actively working
Language Teacher Association to get Hindi language
started in California Schools as a Foreign Language.
Her passion for Hindi put her in a teaching position
at the Fremont Temple as a volunteer in 1987.
She decided to write a fun and structured curriculum
growing in America, and this led her to write
for her students. Currently she is teaching Hindi
over the Bay Area, and in after school programs
at ISTP (International School of The Peninsula),
Stratford and AAFM (All Are Friends Montessori)
School in Foster City.
Madhu has also been reading stories to Pre-School
children at the local Libraries and Book Stores.
Teaching Hindi in the Bay Area, she felt, there
were not enough
good quality books, games and puzzles for young
heritage and non-heritage Hindi learners growing
up in America.
Children and Parents should be able to find Hindi
learning material at local Libraries and Book
Stores just like
Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. She is
in reviewing Children Hindi books for the library,
and writing simple Hindi stories for Children.
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