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  • Chandu Menon
    For several decades, Keralites have been reading an edited version of Indulekha, the first Malayalam novel published in 1889, according to a new finding. Literary critics., Dr P.K. Rajasekharan, Dr P.Venugopalan and E.K.Premkumar were searching for earlier editions of the book for tracing the original version of the novel for quite some time. The novel which made a strong advocacy for women's empowerment was mercilessly edited and those who publisrighhed the book in later years chopped off many such portions. The last chapter (chapter 20) was the most edited one. The revelation came on getting a micro filmed copy of the original version of the novel from The British Library, London by D.C Ravi of D.C.Books
Sayahna has published the revised digital version of the novel with all the chopped off portions in chapter 20 reinstated. The newly added portions have a different color to distinguish the same easily. The previous version of the chapter is also kept as an appendix.
The download links can be found here.
  • All the articles of late Sanjayan (M.R. Nair), the versatile humourist considered to be the greatest writer in that genre after the famed Kunchan Nambiar, are getting ready for release in this Wiki. A few articles have already been released and can be seen here.
  • All the works of Prof M Krishna Nair comprising of 24 books, his famed weekly literary column that uninterruptedly spanned a period of 36 years and other articles on literary criticism that appeared in various periodicals will be published by Sayahna under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0. Mrs J Vijayamma, wife of the late writer had kindly consented for the same, a kind act which the entire Malayalam speaking population would be ever thankful for.

Technical News

  • Nambooripad
    Sayahna are gearing up for dissemination of mathematical text in this Wiki. Experimental page of an article namely, Cross-Connections, written by renowned mathematician, Prof. KSS Nambooripad is available for readers to get a grip of how mathematics can be rendered in Mediawiki. MathJax is the principal engine that renders mathematical formulae and equations from sources that are marked up in TeX. This is to augment ourselves for the release of his larger volume of research work on Semigroup and Biordered Set.