How about the links to Ml Wikisource for those who are curious please?
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Vishnu T <visdav...@gmail.com> wrote: > Shiju and ML wikimedians, splendid effort! Congratulations!! > > Cheers, > Vishnu > > > On Thursday, 29 August 2013, Subhashish Panigrahi < > subhash...@cis-india.org> wrote: > > Dear all, > > > > This is a great success to share the effort of Shiju and other > > Malayalam Wikimedians to bring Samkshepa Vedartham, the first > > Malayalam book online. This is a news article which has come on The > > Times of India and copyrighted. > > > > THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: From a college library in Bangalore, a fragile > > copy of the first book printed in Malayalam -- SampkshepaVedartham -- > > has made a leap to eternity. Thanks to efforts by > > MalayalamWikipedians, the book printed in 1772 and kept in Dharmaram > > College in Bangalore is now available free on the internet, without > > any copyright restriction. > > > > The scanned copy of 'Sampkshepa Vedartham or Nasranikal Okkeyum > > Ariyendunna Sampkshepa Vedartham' will be a major source of > > information for those interested in the history and development of > > Malayalam script. The book by Italian priest Clement Peanices is in > > the form of Christian religious teaching in question-answer format. > > The first edition of the book was printed using Malayalam types in > > Rome in 1772 and was brought to the state in 1774. > > > > A scanned copy of 'Albhabetum Grandonico Malabaricum', the first book > > to use Malayalam types, is already available for public use. It is > > believed that the Malayalam portion of this Latin book was printed > > using the movable types made to print 'Sampkshepa Vedartham'. > > > > Shiju Alex, an active Wikipedian, had taken the initiative to bring > > out 'Sampkshepa Vedartham' on the internet with the support of other > > members of Malayalam Wikipedia. Ironically, one of the oldest copies > > of the book is housed in the Kerala university library. Though it was > > digitized using the state grant, it is not available for public use. > > > > "Sampkshepa Vedartham was printed almost 241 years ago. The book gives > > insights into the old type of Malayalam numerals. No space is left > > between words. Also signs, such as full stops, are not used between > > sentences," Alex said. He said the scanned copy of the book has been > > uploaded on archives.org, where interested people can read it online > > or download the PDF format. "We have begun steps to upload it in > > Wikipedia commons (an online repository of media files). A digitized > > version will also be available in Malayalam Wikisource," he added. > > > > > > 1. > http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/First-book-printed-in-Malayalam-goes-online/articleshow/22125735.cms > > > > -- > > Best! > > Subhashish Panigrahi > > Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge > > Centre for Internet and Society > > @psubhashish > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur ------------------------------------------------------
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