Digitisation of Konkani Literature on the Cards

‘The classic literature needs to be documented in digital format for the future generation’

Published: 28th July 2014 07:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2014 07:32 AM   |  A+A-

MANGALORE: The Vishwa Konkani Kendra has decided to digitise Konkani literature by collecting available books and classifying it in four forms, said Kendra’s president  Basti Vaman Shenoy on Sunday.

Speaking at a round table meeting, he said the meeting has decided to digitise based on oral, classic, modern-classic and transliteration literature.

The classic literature needs to be documented in digital format for the future generation, Shenoy said.

He pointed out that classic literature has various forms like oral and written.Epics like the Mahabharatha and the Ramayana have also been narrated in Konkani either in same form or different. All classic literature needs to be collected with the help of scholars and experts in the subject, he added.

Konkani scholars from Kerala, Goa and the state will help the digitisation process, he added.  Poet Melvyn Rodrigus said classic literature has been misused by people. Kerala Konkani Sahithya Academy president Payyannur Ramesh Pai said classic literature from areas where Konkani-speaking people live will also be collected.

The literature should be available on the internet, he added. Digitisation work will be mainly on giving a voice-over in Konkani language.


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