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New portal for free e-book downloading designed

BVS Bhaskar
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The new website has a rare collection of 1,116 popular books

A view of the web page designed for Grantha Nidhi.
A view of the web page designed for Grantha Nidhi.

Any one who has immense interest in reading Telugu books, mostly spiritual and devotional, online with one click can now download popular literary books like ‘Raghuvamsam’, ‘Kumarasambhavam’, ‘Basava Raajeeyam’ (Vavilla publications) and rare collections of 5,000 Vemana poems from a new portal ‘Grantha Nidhi’.

Mohan Publications, one of the oldest publications in coastal Andhra region which already started the free e-book website in November last, has redesigned and is re-launching the same with new title ‘Grantha Nidhi’ from this Telugu New Year day. Claiming it the first-ever Telugu free e-books downloading web portal, Akula Ramchandra Rao, head of Mohan Publications, said that though they launched the website in the end of last year, it was not a complete website and most of the online users had complaints about its free downloading process. “So, we thought of redesigning and re-launching the portal with various options, including free downloading, buying e-books, ordering hard copies etc.” In the same way, he said, any rare and un-published manuscript would be taken care of and authors may contact Grantha Nidhi to add their published/un-published books to their archive. The new website www.granthanidhi.com is having 1116 books ready for free downloading which includes old Chandamama copies in Telugu, Telugu Varnamala with English pronunciation, Pathrika Bhasha Nighantuvu, Sai Baba Jeevitha Charitra from Shirdi Sai Sansthan and old Panchangalu (Telugu almanac calendars).

Main purpose

Mr. Ramachandra Rao said that the main purpose of Grantha Nidhi was to deliver books related to Indian heritage, culture and spirituality to global Telugu readers. Grantha Nidhi would facilitate free download of more than 1,000 rare and out of print books along with most popular books in PDF format.

Y. Ravi Chaitanya of Honey Brain Solutions, a leading global web designer who designed the new website, said in future, they would provide other formats which are readable in i-pad, tab, smart phones etc. He said Grantha Nidhi would continue to add many more e-books as and when they were available.


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