Welcome to our web site. The Acharya site has remained popular,
as a site disseminating information relating to Multilingual
computing in the context of computing with Indian Languages.
Much of the contents seen at the site related to work done
by the students of IIT Madras. The contributions from the
students led to, perhaps the very first web presentation of
Learning Sanskrit through self study, way back in 1997.
In twenty years, technological advancements had surpassed
the interactive nature of those first lessons. Yet, these lessons
have remained a recommended online source for their simplicity
and more, for the uniform display of Sanskrit text across browsers
running varying hardware and OS implementations.
Regrettably, a recent (Aug. 2020) requirement forced us to
migrate the server to new hardware, and install several dynamic
pages afresh, on account of incompatibility issues with the
IITM developed software. At this point we had to decide that
dated information at the site could be dispensed with and
take a fresh approach to presenting the lessons. The structure
of the web pages has retained the old form.
We have now restricted the pages to meeting the basic requirement
of Sanskrit Lessons through self study along with some some
information relating to multilingual computing in Indian languages.
This restriction implies that book marks from the earlier pages
may not always work and old pages may show up with errors.
We earnestly hope that viewers will accept this decision.
The site owes its gratitude to the message of world harmony promoted
by Kanchi Shankaracharya, Sri. Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, where
the benefits of Technology blend with the requirements
of universal welfare for humanity as prescribed by the Upanishads,
and other ancient scriptures of India.