India

India is home to 6 Harry Potter Translations: Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu

 

Gujarati

1st Edition Gujarati translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Manjul. This translation is one of the 6 hardest to find and is considered rare in India, let alone the rest of the world. Because the increasing demand and rarity, these books are becoming quite pricey.

Title: હેરી પોટર અને પારસમણિ (Hērī pōṭara anē pārasamaṇi)

ISBN: 9788186775868

Translator: Harish Nayak & Jagruti Trivedi

Format: Softcover

Notes: only book 1 published; no other editions; only available in softcover

Difficulty-to-Find Rating: 10, Extremely Hard

 

Hindi

1st Edition Hindi translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Manjul Publishing House Ltd. This translation was the first I purchased that came from India. It was wrongly labeled as a Marathi. In fact, I didn't realize it was a Hindi translation until I was cataloging and found that the Marathi ISBN didn't match the book I had, leading me to more research, et voila.

Title: हैरी पॉटर और पारस पत्थर (Harry Potter Aur Paras Patthar)
ISBN: 9788186775608
Translator: Sudhir Dixit
Format: Softcover

Notes: No Hardcover published; all 7 books were published.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4 Somewhat Common

1st Edition Hindi translation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, published by Manjul in 2006.

Title: हैरी पॉटर और अज़्काबान का क़ैदी (hairee potar aur azkaabaan ka qaidee)

ISBN: 9788183220309

Translator: Sudhir Dixit

Format: Softcover

Malayalam

 

1st Edition Malayalam translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Manjul Publishing House Ltd. This book is so very hard to find and so very scarce, even in Kerala India. This book was the last I needed to own all 88 translations and adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone -- acquired 02/22/2018.

 

.Title: ഹാരി പോട്ടര് രസ്ആയനക്കലല് (hāri pōṭṭar rasāyanakkalal)

ISBN: 8186775943

Translator: Radhika C. Nair

Format: Softcover

Notes: No Hardcover published; only books 1 & 2 published in very limited release (rumor is 1500 (unconfirmed) of each)

Difficulty to Find Rating: 10, Extremely Difficult

Marathi

 

1st Edition, 3rd Print (2010) of the Marathi translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first published by Manjul in 2004. This edition is one of the easier India-based languages to find. Interestingly, the "Translated By" line on the copyright page was fixed (at least my copy was) after a misprint of the translator. The Marathi translation seems to have become scarce, even in India.

Title: हॅरी पॉटर आणि परीस (Hĕrī pŏṭara āṇi parīsa)
ISBN: 9788186775974
Translator: Bal Urdhwareshe
Format: Softcover

Notes: All 7 Books published; one of the easier India-based translations to find

Difficulty to Find Rating: 8, Hard

 

Tamil

1st Edition Tamil translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published in 2013 by Manjul Published House.

Title: ஹாரி பாட்டரும் ரசவாதக் கல்லும் (Hāri pāṭṭarum racavātak kallum)
ISBN: 9788183223744
Translator: PSV Kumarasamy
Format: Softcover

Notes: Only books 1 & 2 published
Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common

Telugu

 

1st Edition Tmaily translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published in 2014 by Manjul Publishing House. 

 

Title: హ్యారీ పోటర్ పరుసవేది (Hyārī pōṭar parusavēdi)

ISBN: 9788183224215

Translator: M. S. B. P. N. V. Rama Sundari

Format: Softcover

 

Notes; Only book 1 published

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common