provided at the Acharya Site relate to text books and other references
prescribed for students in India. The on-line books cover mostly the Humanities
and Social Sciences streams. The titles in English are basically from the
list of books made freely available through Project Gutenburg. The titles
in local languages include only those for which we have obtained specific
permission from the authors to make them available through this service.
The references can
be viewed with standard browsers if they run under screen readers such
as JAWS. The content in local language may be heard if the IITM supplied
speech enhanced Lynx web browser is used.
The titles made available
here have been organized in three different ways.
The links above
may be used to get an idea of the variety of titles available at the site.
The information required for dissemination is stored in a mysql database
so as to permit searches. Use the form at right for this purpose.
Arranged according to authors
Arranged according to titles
Arranged according to the program
Arranged according to subject
The list of titles
is perhaps limited and the number of books made available will increase
with time as more volunteers make available additional titles.
Each title is presented
with additional details such as Publisher information, a short biography
of the author, and if available an overview of what the book contains.
Much of this information has been added by volunteers of Vidya Vrikshah.
SDL is also interested
in making the presentations through Braille so as to help those with refreshable
Braille displays to read the books. We hope to accomplish the conversion
on the fly but it may be a while before this approach gets established
and runs without problems.
Additional information relating to e-texts is provided in a separate