Works by Kannada Writer Niranjana to be released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 License

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.

NOVELS

  1. Vimochane (1953)
  2. Banashankari (1954)
  3. Saubhagya (1954)
  4. Abhaya (1954)
  5. Rangammana Vathaara (1954)
  6. Doorada Nakshatra (1954)
  7. Navodaya (1956)
  8. Paalige banda Panchaamruta (1955)
  9. Ekangini (1955)
  10. Chirasmarane (1955)
  11. Koney Namaskara (1955)
  12. Deekshe (1956)
  13. Kalyanaswami (1956)
  14. Minukuhula (1956)
  15. Vilasini (1956)
  16. Anjana (1957)
  17. Vishalakshi (1958)
  18. Hennagi Kaadithhu Maaye (1962)
  19. Bangarada Jinke (1963)
  20. Nandagokula (1964)
  21. Swami Aparampaara (1967)
  22. Novu (Nooru Juttu Mooru Jade)  (1965)
  23. Smaraneyonde Saaladey? (1971)
  24. Mrityunjaya (1976)
  25. Minchu (1987)

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

  1. INA! (1945)
  2. Raktha Sarovara (1947)
  3. Sandhikaala (1947)
  4. Annapoorna (1952)
  5. Koneya Giraaki (1953)
  6. Vaarada Huduga (1957)
  7. Kathyaayini (1957)
  8. Onti Nakshatra Nakkithu (1960)
  9. Yaava Janmada Shaapa? (1964)
  10. Naastika Kotta Devaru (1965)
  11. Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (1986)

PLAYS

  1. Sangama Snaana (1961)
  2. Aahvaana (1963)
  3. Samraajni (1967)
  4. Naavuu Manushyaru! (1985)

COLLECTION OF ESSAYS

  1. Buddhi, Bhaava, Baduku (1984)

COLLECTION OF INTERVIEWS

  1. Mukhatah (1985)

COLLECTIONS OF NEWSPAPER COLUMNS

  1. Aidu Nimisha (1953)
  2. Kaalakshepa (1957)
  3. Sadhana (1953)
  4. Pushpahaara (1957)
  5. Dinachariyinda (1972)
  6. Rajadhaniyinda (1972)
  7. Ankana (1972)
  8. Nadey Chenna-Nudi Chenna (1986)

POLITICAL WRITINGS

  1. Himalayada Dalluri (1962)
  2. Gandhi – Indu, Naale (1973)
  3. Chirasmaraneya Kayyuru (1981)

NIRANJANA READER

  1. Pratidhwani (1987)

LETTERS BY NIRANJANA

  1. Naadi (1994)

Kannada version of this blog post is available here.

My X!’s Edit Counter Result for Kannada Wikipedia

My X!’s Edit Counter Result for Kannada Wikipedia

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.

Username: Omshivaprakash
First edit: Apr 07, 2007 06:41:03
Unique pages edited: 649
Average edits per page: 2.63
Live edits: 1,691
Deleted edits: 17
Total edits (including deleted): 1,708

Going further I get to see where I exactly contributed to Wikipedia. 57% of my work has gone into editing articles and 22.83% of my edits are into templates.

namespace_total_knwiki

 The following graph shows my contributions month wise.

wikiedits-knWhy I edit Wikipedia? 

Because, I find it necessary to contribute my knowledge.

Because, I enjoy editing.

Because, I want all possible information available in my language to be searched and found at the top of Google Search bar.

Updates for 2013:

  • Kannada Wikipedia Facebook Group is about to touch 2500 members! http://facebook.com/groups/kannadawikipedia
  • This year, we are planning to reach out via Google Hangouts and IRC channels. More events outside Bangalore?
  • We are editing district pages
  • We are fixing Padma Awards pages
  • Award Winners pages to be created
  • Need people to spread a word about Kannada Wikipedia during Bijapur Kannada Sahitya Sammelana
  • Let us click pictures and update Wikipedia pages with relevant images. Participate in WLM2013 (Wiki Loves Monuments)
  • Build community to work around ‘Karnataka 1000‘ wiki project.
  • Build technical community to fix technical issues and make a difference in growth of Wikipedia.

There is lot more that can be done @ Kannada Wikipedia.

Join me in this run…

Where do I start editing on Kannada Wikipedia?

Where do I start editing on Kannada Wikipedia?

Many people keep asking this question on facebook, in meetups etc. I have tried to compile a quick list of pointers to start editing on Kannada Wikipedia. Hope this helps.

To start editing Wikipedia: First  create an account on Kannada Wikipedia (http://kn.wikipedia.org). This would help you to track all your modifications or contributions on Wiki.

If you’re already on wiki, then start finding information about any subject or topic of your interest. If you find that information on wiki, its well and good, see if you can improve that article. If you don’t find one, then you will be prompted to create that article.. This is the simplest way to start your editing on Kannada wikipedia.

If you have already kick started your editing on Wikipedia, you can help us (Kannada Wikipedia Community) with few of our existing projects: I shall list them for you.

  • The following project helps us to enhance the existing articles submitted by Google transliteration project. These articles are good but they need lots of clean up work from editors. The list of articles might contain lots of information that you might want to read and edit further.

ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಯೋಜನೆ/ಅನುವಾದಗೊಂಡ ಲೇಖನಗಳ ಸಂವರ್ಧನಾ ಯೋಜನೆ

  • Last month we started with a new project to edit wiki pages of all districts of Karnataka. This would enhance the readability of place specific information on Kannada Wikipedia. You might want to search your district page and enhance it under this project whenever you get a chance. That would encourage many of your friends to write about their districts too.

ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಯೋಜನೆ/ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳ ಪುಟಗಳ ಸಂಪಾದನಾ ಯೋಜನೆ

  • We are also in process of starting Wiki project Karnataka 1000. This project is used to be on English Wikipedia and this time we are trying to make this as a multilingual wiki project to co-ordinate between other language Wikipedians too. This project aims to improve organisation and standardised look and feel of the articles related to the Indian state of Karnataka.

Wikipedia:WikiProject Karnataka 1000 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

These are few projects through which you can kick start your editing activities around Kannada Wikipedia. If you need any help then please drop a message here or on Kannada Wikipedia Facebook Group, Kannada Wikipedia Mailing list. You can also attend our Meetups, Workshops, Or Google Hangout sessions happen atleast once in a month.

Introduction to Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia

Wikipedia turns Eleven

Wikimedians in cordially invites you to attend the 11th anniversary celebrations in Bangalore !

15th January 2012 is the 11th Anniversary of Wikipedia !

The Wikimedia India Chapter turned one year on 3rd Jan 2012 !

Join us to celebrate the Wikipedia anniversary at the 41st Wiki-meetup in Bangalore.

And Cake – cutting too !

Date : Sunday, 15-January-2012 Time: 4:00 PM IST

Venue : The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, , 2nd ‘C’ Cross, 4th Main Domlur 2nd Stage , Opposite to Domlur Club, Bangalore 560 071

Agenda :
Introductions.
Welcoming , and About Wikipedia 11 and other Wikipedia Projects
15 Minute Google hangout with all cities that are doing parallel events at the same time 4:30 PM
Wikimedia India Chapter – 1 year
Launch of Wikimedia Portals –
Cake Cutting
More details : http://wiki.wikimedia.in/WikiMeetups/Bangalore/Bangalore41
https://www.facebook.com/events/327765823923926/ ( Facebook invite)

7 other Indian cities are also celebrating …. Are you attending? http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Eleven

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