According to Richer, having French translations of some of the most celebrated works of Indian literature will be more popular in France as well as French people are also highly interested in Indian culture.
"We have also had authors in France who have been keen on writing on India as a subject. The French are also keen on reading Indian authors like Jeet Thayil and Anita Desai, so we have their French translations now in this collection," he said.
The newly launched French corner will not only have books in French but also traditional French film CDs which gives Indian audience an insight on French cinema, Richer said.
The collection of the books also includes Coffee table books and cook books offering recipes of sumptuous French cuisine. The initiative will also be helpful in strengthening Indo-French cultural ties, he said.
"I believe that literature has no cultural or linguistic boundaries. If you go to a bookstore in France you will find books on Indian by African Authors written in French..!," he said.