Presentation on http://vachana.sanchaya.net to digitize and build linguistic research tool for Kannada. Presented at Swatantra 2014 – Fifth International Free Software Conference, Kerala on 19th December 2014.
The Kannada Wikimedia community, in collaboration with CIS-A2K, is glad to share that almost all of the works by Niranjana will be re-licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 on the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava.
Niranjana (1924-1992) was the pseudonym of Kulkund Shivarao, a prominent Kannada writer of the 20th century and a leading figure in the Progressive Writers’ Movement. His prolific output, across nearly five decades, included novels, short stories, plays, biographies, political commentary, and translations. He was a regular columnist in the Kannada newspapers and magazines. Among his achievements as an editor are Jnana Gangotri, a 7-volume encyclopedia for young people, and a 25-volume compilation of the world’s greatest short stories.
A total of 55 Kannada books by Niranjana will be re-licensed. This could be the single largest and most comprehensive individual collection of a writer to be released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 in any of the Indian languages. We are planning to have a formal event to celebrate this, along with an orientation session on the importance of Creative Commons for growing open knowledge in Kannada and Kannada Wikisource during the first week of November 2014. The exact event details will be communicated shortly. The Kannada Wikimedia community and CIS-A2K would be very happy if you could be present for this event. We would like to acknowledge the great initiative shown by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana (also Advisor to CIS-A2K) in getting the below works released under CC-BY-SA 4.0.
Rangammana Vathaara (1954)
Doorada Nakshatra (1954)
Paalige banda Panchaamruta (1955)
Koney Namaskara (1955)
Hennagi Kaadithhu Maaye (1962)
Bangarada Jinke (1963)
Swami Aparampaara (1967)
Novu (Nooru Juttu Mooru Jade) (1965)
Smaraneyonde Saaladey? (1971)
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Raktha Sarovara (1947)
Koneya Giraaki (1953)
Vaarada Huduga (1957)
Onti Nakshatra Nakkithu (1960)
Yaava Janmada Shaapa? (1964)
Naastika Kotta Devaru (1965)
Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (1986)
Sangama Snaana (1961)
Naavuu Manushyaru! (1985)
COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Buddhi, Bhaava, Baduku (1984)
COLLECTION OF INTERVIEWS
COLLECTIONS OF NEWSPAPER COLUMNS
Aidu Nimisha (1953)
Nadey Chenna-Nudi Chenna (1986)
Himalayada Dalluri (1962)
Gandhi – Indu, Naale (1973)
Chirasmaraneya Kayyuru (1981)
LETTERS BY NIRANJANA
Kannada version of this blog post is availablehere.
ToolServer shows my wiki activity. It’s nice to see that I have done atleast an edit on Kannada wiki through out 2012. It has been very tempting to go and find stuff that is not available on Free Encyclopedia of my Language, and edit whatever I feel is necessary.
Here is a quick view on my wiki edit status grabbed through toolserver.
‘Arivina Alegalu’ first Kannada e-book on FOSS/Science/Technology released under OpenContent project by Sanchaya team in 2011 to celebrate the freedom of FOSS during Indian independence day celebrations. The project aims to make technology reachable to common man in simple language through people who love language and technology. A young team of writers/technology users started contributing to this project enthusiastically and in 2012 it sees its second release.
Being online still doesn’t help us fulfill our dream of reaching common man. Hence, we always tried finding options to reach out outside internet.
Today, it was an another milestone accomplishment of this project by getting itself printed on ‘Samyukta Karnataka’ Kannada news daily… (Find its online edition here – http://epaper.samyukthakarnataka.com) and secondly, Arivina Alegalu becomes the first e-book under ‘Creative Commons’ CC-By-SA-NA to be printed on any Kannada news daily. We are expecting this project to reach millions of people, inspire and encourage more Kannadiga’s to start contributing technical, scientific and technological writing to literature in one or the other ways.
Kudo’s to entire team and contributors on this occasion.