Nature of Project and Publishing Strategy


This project aims to give pointers. This work is not aimed to be an authentic guide. Publishing strategy is to push frequent minor updates on the fly i.e. as and when we find info, website is directly updated.

This project is done on volunteer basis, in free time, with no intention of gaining commercial benefit. The idea is to constantly update the work as and when time permits.

We push frequent minor updates. This approach is against conventional publishing where an article is composed offline and only after thorough editing and proof reading it is considered ready to be uploaded to website. We have reason for pushing minor updates. The idea is to give as much information as possible and act as a rough reference, with a hope to encourage readers to undertake study of Shastra-s. This is also the reason for pushing unfinished updates with uncorrected typos or not providing sanskrit verses. We just want to point out direction so that interested reader can check out shastra-s with translations from respected and authentic authors and sources. We are not working on this project as a professional nor we intend to publish this work in print media. Our aim is to give maximum info, which makes easier to search, thereby saving a lot of time searching in books. Since the intention is to save time spend in searching, even a few quotes are a good reason to push for another update.

We believe in openness and transparency. Hence we put Recent Site Activity public, which is generally kept confined to authors and webmasters.

Updating and Uploading .odt and pdf is time consuming and hence current version available for download may not be updated to latest version. Hence in home page we have mentioned version number of website and version number of odt and pdf files.

Pdfs on Scribd and Slideshare are not as frequently updated as available in download section of website.


Hari OM