Sayahna Digital Collection

This site is a respository of all the digital content in different formats published by the Sayahna Foundation. Apart from the formats like pdf and html for immediate public consumption of the content, we deliver xml versions of the content for archiving and future usage. A broader classification of the content has been done and links to their respective pages are also provided hereunder.

  1. Articles, book reviews, interviews, …
  2. Books
  3. Art
  4. Short stories
  5. Poetry
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Useful links
  8. Malayalam content

The contents have been released under the terms of Creative Commons License. The public domain works are under the terms of cc by share alike (cc-by-sa). A few items, however, have been released under a slightly restrictive license of cc by non-commercial share alike (cc-by-nc-sa) at the insistence of the respective authors or copyright holders of those content since they do not want their content to be exploited commercially. Kindly check the license before using the content for commercial purposes.

We have chosen to use the current version (p5) of Text Encoding and Interchange (tei) document type definition (dtd) for xml format, owing to its comprehensive ability to encode almost all types of content spanning different disciplines like arts, literature, humanities, linguistics, grammar, performing arts, lexicogrphy, science and technology including mathematics, etc.

The category pages provide links to each of these formats of the works listed. Apart from this, each html page provides a link to its xml and pdf versions in the colophon section provided at the bottom.

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Title: Sayahna Digital Collection.

Author(s): Sayahna Foundation.

First publication details: Sayahna Foundation; Trivandrum, Kerala; 2021-10-02.

Deafult language: en, English.

Keywords: Open Access Publishing, English, TEI, Sayahna Foundation, Free Software, XML, TeX, PDF.

Digital Publisher: Sayahna Foundation; JWRA 34, Jagthy; Trivandrum 695014; India.

Date: December 24, 2021.

Credits: The text of the original item is copyrighted to the author. The text encoding and editorial notes were created and/or prepared by the Sayahna Foundation and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution By ShareAlike 4.0 International License (cc by-sa 4.0). Any reuse of the material should credit the Sayahna Foundation and must be shared under the same terms.

Production history: Data entry: the author; Typesetter: CVR; Encoding: CVR.

Production notes: The entire document processing has been done in a computer running gnu/linux operating system and TeX and friends. The pdf has been generated using XeLaTeX from TeXLive distribution 2021 using Ithal, an online framework for text formatting. The tei (p5) encoded xml has been generated from the same LaTeX sources using LuaLaTeX. html version has been generated from the xml using xslt stylesheet (en-tei-html.xsl) developed by CV Radhakrkishnan in combination with the free home edition of Saxon processor for xslt v. 10.5.

Fonts: The basefont used in pdf and html versions is Cormorant Garamond developed by Christian Thalmann, a type designer based in Zurich, Switzerland. The title and headings are with Cormorant sc; the catchline and the footer make use of Cormorant Upright developed by the same designer.

Web site: Maintained by KV Rajeesh.

Download document sources in tei encoded xml format.

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