Amazon Kindle launches e-books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam - Technology NewsWhile you may well be excited about the Apple iPad and its iBookstore, iPhone and iPod touch owners choosing not to upgrade to the newest 9. Though it's unlikely you'll want to consume War and Peace on your iPhone, having a few e-books on board for a quick read on the train or your lunch break is a great way to pass some time. And who knows, depending on the title, you might learn something new too. Here we've pulled together a list of five free apps that offer you e-book reading abilities on your iPhone. So pick the one that suits you, get a title downloaded, and drift off into good-book bliss.
Amazon Kindle launches e-books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam
Amazon India has announced the launch of their Tamil book collection that will be available on their website. Readers have the option of choosing from an array of authors such as Kalki S Krishnamooorthy, Kannadhasan, Madhan, Vairmuthu, Jeyamohan and spread across over titles. Over Tamil books have been selected for overnight delivery across 20 cities in India. This collection ensures titles for next door delivery across select cities. The website plans to launch similar initiatives across other regional languages such as Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Marathi in the next few months. The closest Tamil readers have to getting access to books online is nammabooks. Another alternative is chennaishopping.
Electronic versions of printed texts abbreviated as Etexts of ancient literary works are important pedagoic and scholarly resources. Stored in easily accessible archives, they permit preservation and wider distribution of ancient literary works around the globe through the means of internet. Etexts of literary works also allow quick search for phrases, words, and combinations of words in any literary work. There are many projects currently active world-wide that attempts to put in electronic form ancient literary works. Project Madurai is an open and voluntary initiative to collect and publish free electronic editions of ancient tamil literary classics. This means either typing-in or scanning old books and archiving the text in one of the most readily accessible formats "ETEXTS" for use on all popular computer platforms. Since we have started releasing etexts in Tamil unicode.