Dear fellow Wikimedians,

With great pleasure, Malayalam Wikimedia Community announced its 2011 CD project "Selected Books from Malayalam Wikisource on CD - 1.0" at the 4th annual Wiki Meetup in Kannur, Kerala. This is by far the biggest digital collection of free books in Malayalam language available on CD for offline use. This is an important milestone, as majority of the households in Kerala does not have internet or does not have an always on connection and this will enable them to access these books as an offline content.


     Selected Poems by
          * Kumaranasan
          * Cherusseri
          * Changampuzha Krishna Pillai
          * Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar
          * Irayimman Thampi
          * Ramapurathu Warrier

     Malayalam Grammer
          * Kerala Panineeyam by AR Rajaraja Varma

          * Aithihyamala

          * Indulekha

          * Bhagavad Gita
          * Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippaatu
          * Harinama Keerthanam
          * Geetha Govindam
          * Sathya Veda Pusthakam (Malayalam Bible)
          * Quran
          * Works of Sree Narayana Guru
          * Devotional songs for Christian, Hindu and Islamic religions

      Native Art Form
          * Parichamuttukali pattukal

      Philosophy (Political)
          * Communist Manifesto
          * Principles of Communism (Friedrich Engels)
The CD also contains the commons collections of images on food, plants, birds, maps and  celebrations from Kerala. The CD is made available for download in iso format as well as browsing at our community website - For those who are interested in the technical challenges and aspects of the background work may read Santhosh's blog post about it. 

We thank every one who participated in the effort. Comments and questions are welcome.

Thanks and Regards,
Malayalam Wikimedia Community.