What a liberation it would be to be able to say which book is really out in public domain for a language! This could unlock a magic wand to unleash & liberate knowledge for the larger public. We are on such a #digitization #mission dedicated to #Kannada. Let us know the sources from which we can collect & verify our authors names, date of birth, date of death, their works information to make it happen. #sanchaya Drop an email to pustaka at sanchaya.net
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.
- Vimochane (1953)
- Banashankari (1954)
- Saubhagya (1954)
- Abhaya (1954)
- Rangammana Vathaara (1954)
- Doorada Nakshatra (1954)
- Navodaya (1956)
- Paalige banda Panchaamruta (1955)
- Ekangini (1955)
- Chirasmarane (1955)
- Koney Namaskara (1955)
- Deekshe (1956)
- Kalyanaswami (1956)
- Minukuhula (1956)
- Vilasini (1956)
- Anjana (1957)
- Vishalakshi (1958)
- Hennagi Kaadithhu Maaye (1962)
- Bangarada Jinke (1963)
- Nandagokula (1964)
- Swami Aparampaara (1967)
- Novu (Nooru Juttu Mooru Jade) (1965)
- Smaraneyonde Saaladey? (1971)
- Mrityunjaya (1976)
- Minchu (1987)
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
- INA! (1945)
- Raktha Sarovara (1947)
- Sandhikaala (1947)
- Annapoorna (1952)
- Koneya Giraaki (1953)
- Vaarada Huduga (1957)
- Kathyaayini (1957)
- Onti Nakshatra Nakkithu (1960)
- Yaava Janmada Shaapa? (1964)
- Naastika Kotta Devaru (1965)
- Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (1986)
- Sangama Snaana (1961)
- Aahvaana (1963)
- Samraajni (1967)
- Naavuu Manushyaru! (1985)
COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
- Buddhi, Bhaava, Baduku (1984)
COLLECTION OF INTERVIEWS
- Mukhatah (1985)
COLLECTIONS OF NEWSPAPER COLUMNS
- Aidu Nimisha (1953)
- Kaalakshepa (1957)
- Sadhana (1953)
- Pushpahaara (1957)
- Dinachariyinda (1972)
- Rajadhaniyinda (1972)
- Ankana (1972)
- Nadey Chenna-Nudi Chenna (1986)
- Himalayada Dalluri (1962)
- Gandhi – Indu, Naale (1973)
- Chirasmaraneya Kayyuru (1981)
- Pratidhwani (1987)
LETTERS BY NIRANJANA
- Naadi (1994)
Kannada version of this blog post is available here.
At last Pavithra gets her copy of “Birds of the Indian Subcontinent” by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp.
And I bought John Berger’s “Understanding a Photograph”. Having read John Berger’s kannada translation of “ways of seeing” by H.A Anilkumar, I got interested by the title of this book. An another step to understand the art of painting with light “PHOTOGRAPHY”.
‘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.
Arivina Alegalu sees its second release on August 15th as expected. You can now download the book from project page (http://arivu.sanchaya.net/ebook). 10 articles from enthusiasts have participated in our program to spread the waves of Knowledge for Common Man.
2012 release saw a change in the subjects that were covered. We have articles talking about nature, science, society, community, hacking, technology and our favorite subject FOSS.
“Arivina Alegalu” is now available on Android phones and Tablets. Don’t forget to download them via Google Play!
Cover Images were contributed by Pavithra and Mansore (http://belakindi.com) gives it a pleasant look.
Senior Journalist and writer Shri Chamaraj Savadi writes forward for the issue and encourages new writers to continue writing.
E-Book is released under Creative Commons. So go ahead, read, share and distribute….
You’re also welcome to write articles to Arivina Alegalu to spread your knowledge to other Kannadiga’s.
Arivina Alegalu (http://arivu.sanchaya.net) – Project to spread knowledge to common man in Kannada started in 2011 had released its first e-Book last year on 15th August. Thousands of people read through articles on our website and also downloaded PDF to share among friends.
Spreading the real meaning of freedom of knowledge sharing, free content was released through this initiative by our team at http://www.sanchaya.net
Many people had requested for ebook in various version including mobile solutions. It took us a while to realize that we could do it and here is an app on Android!
Go ahead, download and start reading Arivina Alegalu on your android phone. Yes, read this Kannada Ebook on your android mobile or tablet.
The project has come back to life again this year and expecting its second ebook release in few hours to come. Until then, start getting used to android app with 2011 eBook contents. Share it with your friends and We encourage Free and Open Source activities around Kannada. Get in touch with us to explore more opportunities to get involved in community activities.
We thank all writers for their contribution for this project!
An e-book on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) that makes technology accessible to even those who are confirmed e-illiterate.
Arivina Alegalu (which literally means “Waves of Knowledge”) is conceived as a project that will kick off a series of materials written in Kannada not only about FOSS but also on various other aspects of technology and science. “All these materials will be written, edited, reviewed by people working or researching on the respective areas and released under Creative Commons.
Project was initiated in year 2011 to celebrate Indian Independence day in a unique way. This e-book is a collection of 14 essays by young software professionals to educate laymen on all things FOSS.
The participants write their experience about science & technology , FOSS etc in Kannada. Selected articles will be posted on http://arivu.sanchaya.net from 1st August to 14th August. Finally on 15th August, all the articles will be released as an eBook under Creative Commons license to reach out to people who love learning and making use of technology.
Its again a time to revisit this project this year and the Team Sanchaya invites articles for 2012 issue.
Last date for writing an article for being part of this project is 28th July 2012.
Send your entries to : [email protected]
Press release – Arivina Alegalu 2012
New set of books! Now time to start reading again…