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Knowledge through Indian Languages


Useful Websites

The Central Government, State Governments & many other institutions/organizations & individuals have come out with their own versions of open knowledge websites / sections. Bharatavani provides you an indicative list of such resources. For more information on content copyright, legislation and protection issues, kindly refer to the concerned organisation's terms & conditions. Please feel free to send us any such useful links.

    1. National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER): http://nroer.gov.in
    2. Textbooks for (free and/or paid): https://www.ebasta.in
    3. Research papers: http://etd.ncsi.iisc.ernet.in
    4. Research papers: :http://dspace.nitrkl.ac.in/dspace
    5. Research papers: : http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace
    6. Research papers: : http://iisc.ernet.in
    7. Research papers: http://paniit.iitd.ac.in/indest
    8. Research papers: http://www.library.iitb.ac.in
    9. Science papers and catalogues: http://kblibrary.bih.nic.in
    10. Science Communication: http://www.niscair.res.in
    11. Multilingual information portal by CDAC: http://vikaspedia.in
    12. Tamil Virtual Academy: http://tamilvu.org
    13. National Book trust: http://www.nbtindia.gov.in
    14. Kannada Online Jnanakosha : www.kanaja.in
    15. Indian Language Wordnet: http://www.cfilt.iitb.ac.in/indowordnet
    16. Indian Language Wordnet:http://tdil-dc.in/index.php?option=com_download&task=fsearch&lang=en
    17. National Manuscripts Mission: http://www.namami.org
    18. National Digital Library: http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/ OR http://deity.gov.in/content/national-digital-library
    19. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: http://www.tkdl.res.in
    20. Science books and Multimedia: http://www.vigyanprasar.gov.in/digilib
    21. Knowledge Resources at IGNCA: http://www.ignca.gov.in/dlrich
    22. IT learning lessons in major languages: http://www.nielit.gov.in/elearning.aspx
    23. Knowledge Repository by CSIR: http://csirexplorations.com
    24. RareKannada books published in previous century: http://kannadasahithyaparishattu.in/?page_id=101605
    25. Free online Tulu dictionary: http://www.tuluworld.org/dictionary/cgi-bin/web/html/introduction.html
    26. Publications by Centre for Environment Education: http://www.ceeindia.org/cee/publications.html
    27. Collection of Indian PhD Thesis: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/  (For a language wise integrated list of Research Papers, Click here)
    28. Free online Kannada Dictionaries: http://www.baraha.com/kannada/index.php
    29. Data about Manuscripts in India: http://www.namami.org/digitization.pdf
    30. Language IT tools for citizen: http://www.localisation.gov.in/index.php/article-category/citizen
    31. Repository from multiple subject domains like Technology, Science, Humanities, Agriculture and others: http://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
    32. E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Management and Humanities: https://nptel.ac.in
    33. Linguistic Survey of India by Census Department: https://goo.gl/8Ja0gF
    34. Online Audio Library for the Visually Challenged: http://www.braillecards.org/audio.php
    35. Books on learning Kannada: http://www.kannada-praadhikaara.gov.in/kali.asp
    36. E-TextBooks by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT): http://ncert.nic.in/ebooks.html
    37. Karnataka Textbook Society's (KTBS) textbooks for Karnataka Statehttps://goo.gl/dR0Ka5
    38. Institutional Repository of Indian National Agricultural Research System: http://krishikosh.egranth.ac.in/
    39. Textbooks by Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production & Curriculum Research: http://cart.ebalbharati.in/BalBooks/ebook.aspx
    40. Publications by Maharashtra State Board for Literature and Culture: http://msblc.maharashtra.gov.in
    41. Free DTH channel for education: https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/
    42. Free online education initiative by MHRD: https://swayam.gov.in/
    43. e-Pathshala- An online learning initiative by NCERT: http://epathshala.nic.in/
    44. National Institute of Open Schooling (The largest open schooling system in the world): http://www.nios.ac.in/
    45. Textbooks by Department of School Education, Government of West Bengal: http://www.wbsed.gov.in/wbsed/etextbook.php
    46. Web portal for downloading free Telugu and Sanskrit books: http://www.teluguthesis.com/
    47. Kannada Language Technology Research and Study Forum: https://sanchaya.org/
    48. Website of the Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Kannada: http://shastriyakannada.org
    49. Searchable e-dictionary in Assamese-Assamese: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/candrakanta/
    50. E-books from Punjab School Education(Class I-XII): http://www.pseb.ac.in/ebooks
    51. Resources to learn Malayalam online: http://www.learn-malayalam.com/index.html
    52. Free Malayalam books on various literary domains: http://www.malayalamebooks.org/
    53. Malayalam books available on archive.org: http://keralasahityaakademi.org/online_library/m-a.html
    54. Digital Dictionaries of South Asia: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/grierson/
    55. A portal for Santals Religion & Social Systems: http://wesanthals.tripod.com/id35.html
    56. World’s first Encyclopedia of Telugu: http://www.teluguwebsite.com/
    57. Online dictionary English-Tamil: http://www.tamildict.com/english.php
    58. Sikh encyclopedia: https://www.thesikhencyclopedia.com/
    59. Online Konkani language resources & Dictionary: http://www.savemylanguage.org/
    60. Kokborok Learning material: http://ttaadc.gov.in/learn-kokborok
    61. Kerala State Textbooks: http://www.scert.kerala.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=76
    62. Linguistic Survey of India by Census Department: http://lsi.gov.in/MTSI_APP/(S(lmtlkrzexjqmoz55byg50i55))/default.aspx
    63. Repository from multiple subject domains like Technology, Science, Humanities, Agriculture and others: https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
    64. Ethnologicial Information on the Karbis: http://msblc.maharashtra.gov.in/contact.html
    65. Contemporary Nepali dictionary: http://www.nepalisabdakos.com/
    66. Publications by Centre for Environment Education: http://www.ceeindia.org/cee/publications.html
    67. Punjabi English dictionary by Research Centre for Punjabi Language Technology: http://dic.learnpunjabi.org/
    68. Copyright free rare books available in the digital repository of West Bengal Public Library Network: 
    69. English Nepali Bilingual Dictionary: http://shabdakosh.com.np/
    70. A portal for Santals Religion & Social Systems: http://wesanthals.tripod.com/id35.html
    71. Konkani Encyclopedia(4 volumes)-A project by Goa University:
    72. Maithili-English Dictionary by Maharajadhiraj Kameshwar Singh Kalyani Foundation: http://www.ignca.nic.in/coilnet/kalyani.htm
    73. Telugu Dictionaries: 
    74. Online Multilingual Dictionary: http://www.shabdkosh.com/https://glosbe.com/www.xobdo.org/
    75. Urdu Dictionaries: 
    76. Gujarati Dictionary: http://www.lexilogos.com/english/gujarati_dictionary.htm
    77. Marathi Dictionary: 
    78. Online Konkani dictionary by Mandd Sobhann: http://www.konkanidictionary.com/search.asp
    79. Online Sanskrit Dictionaries & Utilitieshttp://sanskritdocuments.org/dict/
    80. World Public library: http://www.worldlibrary.org/articles/santali_language
    81. Santali English online Talking dictionary: http://talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/santali/
    82. English Santali Dictionary: https://glosbe.com/en/sat/
    83. Hinkhoj-Online Dictionary & Mobile App (Hindi-English & English-Hindi): http://hinkhoj.com/
    84. Spoken Sanskrit dictionary: http://spokensanskrit.de/
    85. Online Sanskrit Dictionaries & Utilitieshttp://sanskritdocuments.org/dict/
    86. English Nepali Dictionary: https://www.englishnepalidictionary.com/
    87. Odia-English & English-Odia dictionaries: 
    88. Sanskrit Dictionary: http://sanskritdictionary.com/
    89. English Bangla dictionary: http://www.english-bangla.com/
    90. Biographical Memoirs of Indian scientists by Indian National Science Academy: http://www.insaindia.res.in/bm.php
    91. Kannada Development Authority: http://www.kannada-praadhikaara.gov.in/kali.asp
    92. Reserve Bank of India- Banking Glossary: https://shabdavali.rbi.org.in/
    93. Textbooks published by Madhya Pradesh Government: http://educationportal.mp.gov.in/Public/TextBooks/View_TextBooks.aspx
    94. Gujarati lexicon: http://www.gujaratilexicon.com/
    95. Online Bengali Dictionary: http://www.ovidhan.org/
    96. Publications by Punjab Biodiversity Board: http://www.pbb.gov.in/index.php?pageP
    97. Bilingual Lexicons in 21 tribal languages of Odisha: http://www.sdcodisha.in/index.php/activities/language-lexicons#bilingual
    98. Trilingual Lexicons in 21 tribal languages of Odisha: http://www.sdcodisha.in/index.php/activities/language-lexicons#trilingual
    99. Online Knowledge Resources on Vedic Heritage by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India: http://vedicheritage.gov.in