Indic Digital Archive Foundation launches 'Grandhappura' for Malayalam digital artefacts


Indic Digital Archive inauguration poster | Photo: Twitter/@manojkmohan

Bengaluru: The inauguration of the Indic Digital Archive Foundation and the opening of the Kerala Digital Archive web portal were held at Christ College, here on Sunday. The web portal under the foundation, ‘Grandhappura’ was launched at the event.

The foundation is a collection of digitised artefacts related to Kerala, Malayalam and the state’s culture. The project aims to collect handwritten documents, printed books, palm leaf writings, photos, wall paintings, audio and video related to Kerala in all languages and scripts as public domain documents or free licensed documents.

The languages include Malayalam, English, Sanskrit, Tamil, English, Syriac, Syriac-Malayalam, Arabic-Malayalam, Latin, Portuguese and German.

According to the website, the documents include the first printed book in Malayalam, first Malayalam dictionary and early periodicals among others.

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