Indian Place Names Website

Peter J. Claus pclaus at HAYWIRE.CSUHAYWARD.EDU
Wed May 6 16:07:17 UTC 1998

The Indian village/district/state census material is availbable on disk
(and for all I know on a website).  It would be a rather easy job to
extract the names from the statistical data.  I have done so for my own
use in the case of certain districts of Karnataka and AP.  It took me a
couple of days (partly to write a program, partly to figure out data set
what I wanted)

Peter Claus

On Wed, 6 May 1998, N. Ganesan wrote:

> It will be wonderful to have a website with
> all the place names of every Indian state.
> Indian state governments have published their
> village/town/city names. Those publications are hard to get,
> have very less circulation, and poorly printed on ink-smearing,
> deep-brown, brittle papers. Even if one goes and seeks those books,
> the bureaucrats are uasually not in a mood to sell or give info.
> Once the website is established and linked to
> for example, Indology, Inst. of Indology & Tamil Studies (Koeln),
> RISA-L, Vyakarana-l, ... it will be easier for
> Dravidian/Munda specialists acan to write papers on
> the etymology of site names; Dravidian/Munda speakers with
> high university degrees can help the dravidian/munda academics
> with good pointers.
> Regards,
> N. Ganesan

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