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Amazon India launches Kannada books, movies, music store

MUMBAI: Taking the first step to expand its services in India, online retailer Amazon India has launched a special store featuring Kannada books, movies and music. The store was launched on the eve of the Kannada Rajyotsava, the state formation day.

As per a statement, the store has been curated in order to help modern Kannada-speaking Indians who find it difficult to source books, movies and music for their family and themselves, especially if they do not reside in their state.

The store features a wide selection of over 7,300 books, 4,700 movies and 2,500 music albums, thus making it the largest selection in India, states the company in the statement.

The book section offers a selection ranging from classics, literature, fiction, biographies, business and finance, self-help, cook books and children’s books, from leading publishers and bestselling books by authors like SL Bhyrappa, Ravi Belagere, Kuvempu, Girish Karnad and UR Ananthamurthy, among others.

In addition, readers can also access Kannada translations of English bestsellers. The store also offers a wide selection of books for customers who wish to enhance their Kannada skills or learn other languages like English and Hindi with instructions in Kannada.

The release further mentions that Kannada movie aficionados can add to their collection by choosing classic as well as modern Kannada movies.

On the other hand, Kannada classical and popular music lovers can also pick their favourite albums by Harikrishna, Hamsalekha, Ilayaaraja and others. The collection spans genres including Kannada folk music, classical, devotional, Harikathe and film albums.