Modern Sanskrit literature online audio

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Wed Nov 27 21:50:35 UTC 2002

The Library of Congress has put recordings of modern Sanskrit literature
read by its authors freely available online as part of its South Asian
Literary Recordings Project, along with literature in many other South
Asian modern languages.  The project is described in the Scout Report
forwarded below.  The Sanskrit authors recorded are Rewa Prasad Dwivedi,
Ram Karan Sharma, and Rama Kant Shukla.

Allen Thrasher

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.

15. The South Asian Literary Recordings Project [Real Audio]

Undertaken by the Library of Congress' New Delhi Office, this impressive
project was designed to create an audio archive of South Asian authors
reading their own work in the original language of its publication. The
project began in earnest during April 2000, and by September 2002 (when
site was launched), eighty authors had been recorded. The site features
readings in 22 different languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi,
Gujarati, Nepali, and English. The authors reading in English include
of the most prolific and accomplished South Asian authors of the last
century. Those featured readings on the site include Keki N. Daruwalla,
Ranasinghe, and Mulk Raj Anand, whose career has spanned over
years. Additionally, a brief profile of each author is included with
representative audio recordings. Persons interested in learning more
South Asia's vast and prodigious literary tradition in the 20th century
find this site a valuable resource. [KMG]

Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Senior Reference Librarian
Southern Asia Section
Asian Division
Library of Congress
Jefferson Building 150
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4810
tel. 202-707-3732
fax 202-707-1724
athr at
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