How Bengaluru techies are saving Kannada literature

A group of techies have started their own archival platform Pustaka Sanchaya where close to 11,200 books have been digitised | Image - Eunice Dhivya

Back in 2006, Omshivaprakash HL, a techie working in Bengaluru, was enthused about the ‘free software movement’. Having been educated in Kannada, he was quite passionate about the language, and wanted to do something about it.

So he started blogging in Kannada about free software and open-source codes and raising awareness about the developments in the free software movement. He named it Linuxayana, akin to Ramayana.

Over the next four years, he garnered friends who shared......