There was a sale of books surplus from American libraries in Vizag and I got lucky!!! I got this book, Crocheting for Pleasure, by Mildred Graves Ryan for Rs 95 (about US $2)

Then this British book, called simply Crochet, for Rs 195 (about US $4)

This one, McCall’s Needlework Treasury, for Rs 295 (about US $6)

And of course, I had to have this: