Tamil version is available here – http://www.kaniyam.com/call-for-donation-to-buy-1000-books-in-unicode-format/
We are working on to create an environment where all virtual resource, tools and knowledge related to Tamil Language and ethnic groups, are accessible free and open to all. Our works so far.
Kaniyam.com – Publishing articles and ebooks on Free/Open Source software in Tamil, for 7 years
FreeTamilEbooks.com – Released 500 free ebooks in Creative Commons license, in 5.5 years.
ta.wikisource.org – Along with wikipedia contributors, more than 2000 PDF books are OCRed and being proofread.
Various software for these works are being created and released as Free/Open Source Software at https://github.com/KaniyamFoundation
All these great works are done by only Volunteers. These contributions are enabling Tamil language to reach more people around the globe.
Maanavar Publishers, in Chennai are publishing rare, old, prolific Tamil writers books, for 30 years. Their books are study materials for Tamil Studies in many universities.
They have released complete works collections famous authors like Paavanar, Sami sithambaram, Na.Mu.Ve nadar, Mayilai Seeni Vengadasamy, Vellai Varanar, Ilangumaranar, thiru.vi.ka, Rajamanikanar, saminatha sarma, Ovai Duraisamy,Mudiyarasan, Na.Si. Kandaya, Maraimalai adigal, Va.Suba. Manikanar, Appadurai and more.
Along with these they have published many dictionaries, Tamil music related books, etc.
- Barathidasan – 167
- Ka. Appadurai – 98
- Ilangumaranar – 80
- Saminatha sarma – 76
- Na.Si. Kandaiya – 65
- Thiu.vi.ka – 54
- Paavanar – 53
- Maraimalai adigal – 52
- Saami chidambaranar – 37
- Rajamanikkanar – 39
- Manikkam – 34
- Na.Mu.Ve nadar – 32
- Ovai Duraisamy – 32
- Pulavar Kulandai – 28
- Sangam literature – 22
- Mudiyarasan – 22
- Vellai Vaaranar – 21
- Mayilai Seeni Vengadasamy – 20
- Tholkappiyam – 19
- Pathinen-kil-kanakku – 18
- Tamil Grammar Dictionary (Gopal Iyer) – 18
- Ragavan – 16
- Sadasivam – 16
- Tolkappiyam – 15
- Literature -15
- Paavanar – 13
- Tamil Nadu History – 12
- Soma sundara Barathiyar – 10
- Tamil scholars – 10
- Ramanathan – 10
- Tamil Dictionary – 10
- Karunamirtha Sagaram -7
- Aim-perum-kapiyam – 5
- Muthu-mozhi-kalanjiyam – 5
- Subbu Reddy– 3
- Silver Jublee Tamil Dictionary – 3
- Ara neri vilakkam – 3
- Yarl Dictionary – 2
- N.C. Kandaiya Dictionary – 2
- Moral Books – 2
- Kurunthogai Vilakkam – 1
Total Pages – More than 2,00,000 (2 lakh)
Total Books – 1,165
Releasing Nationalized books as Ebooks
Tamil Virtual Academy has released around 2000 Nationalized Books as PDF files in Public Domain license. Tamil Wikisource volunteers have OCRed them and proofreading them to fix the spell errors. This task is seeking huge amount of manual effort and time. It may take few decades to proofread all these 2000 books.
As Maanavar Publications is publishing these public domain books as print books, we discussed with them, to ask if they have these books in unicode format. For our surprise, they have all these books in unicode format as MS Word Documents.
We explained our works at FreeTamilEbooks.com, Kaniyam.com and ta.wikisource.org proof read works. They wondered and wished for our contributions.
They agreed to give all these 1000s of books (more than 2 lakh pages) in unicode word format,for Kaniyam Foundation to release as Free Ebooks. Once they are released, we will get all the Tamil Scholars complete works for free.
We agreed compensate with some money for their great works for 30 years and giving all the 1000s of books as unicode word documents.
We said that we can give Rs 5 Lakh. 5,00,000 INR. If we calculate, it comes as 2.5 Rs/Page.
As all the works of Kaniyam Foundation are done by volunteers, this is our first donation drive. We asked for 2 months time for the donation drive.
After we received the books, we will add cover images. Then, will publish in ta.wikisource.org and FreeTamilEbooks as epub, mobi, A4 PDF, 6 inch PDF formats so that anyone can read in any device.
Call for Donation
Getting donation of 5 Lakh Rupees in two months is a huge goal. still, we are believe Tamil readers and volunteers. we request you all to donate and share this news to all you know. Every small contribution will help to reach the goal.
We request you to donate on or before March 2019.
All the works of kaniyam Foundation, Donations, Expenses are published as monthly reports at Kaniyam.com
New project ideas are discussed here github.com/KaniyamFoundation/ProjectIdeas/issues
In this spreadsheet, all the donations/expenses are shared https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zBXZzjYP_WKfm4y3EpTYw5yOTOeA-sSp8mcNjjNAUe0/edit?usp=sharing
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