First recording in Telugu - Approval request for the book

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Swapna
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Post by Swapna » October 28th, 2015, 11:10 am

Hi

I've volunteered myself as a reader and got accepted on Librivox. Very happy and thankful to the entire group!!

Very glad to see Librivox has 6 Tamil langauge books (one of south Indian language).

I have done 'Telugu' ( another south Indian language ) as one of my majors in college and have an excellent vocal skills in Telugu reading. I deeply love Telugu language. I am very eager and enthusiastic to read the first Telugu language book on Librivox.

Recently, the government of Andhra Pradesh declared 'Telugu' as a compulsory language into the curriculum of the students. The reason behind this is, Telugu language is being neglected by the "millennials" , though it is spoken by more than 100 million people in India.

Hopefully, my Telugu Librivox audio books will nourish the enthusiasm in many young Telugu students.
Please help me help inculcate the zeal in many youngsters.

Here is a fantastic Telugu book, published in 1900.

https://ia800306.us.archive.org/23/items/asamsivenkm00venk/asamsivenkm00venk.pdf

Once I receive the approval, I will start recording :)


Thanks for understanding
Swapna Pinnamaneni


Thanks
Swapna

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Post by TriciaG » October 28th, 2015, 12:23 pm

I cannot read this language, but what has me concerned is that on the Archive main page here: https://archive.org/details/asamsivenkm00venk it says it was published in 1900, but that the author was born in 1913.

Does the book scan itself state the date it was published or copyrighted? Usually this information is on the page right after the title page.

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Post by Swapna » October 28th, 2015, 3:57 pm

Hi

I tried my luck one more time .... hopefully this works...

https://archive.org/details/vishavahini00ramasher

https://ia802609.us.archive.org/15/items/vishavahini00ramasher/vishavahini00ramasher.pdf

Please take a look and let me know, so I can read

Thanks
Swapna

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Post by TriciaG » October 28th, 2015, 4:16 pm

I wasn't saying that you couldn't use the other work. All I was saying is that I couldn't tell when it was printed or copyrighted. :)

This second one appears to have been printed in 1916, so it should be OK to use.

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Post by Swapna » October 28th, 2015, 4:33 pm

:) I understand ..... Thanks for your support.

Yeah, after going thru what you've pointed out, I didn't want to take a chance....
if the book was not published before 1922.

That is the reason I've researched again and found this new book.

I am glad and excited to start reading. :)

Thanks
Swapna

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Post by Swapna » October 28th, 2015, 9:53 pm

Hi

I've read the book, not too appealing enough for listeners...... so, after going thru almost 100 books, I've selected the below book ... which is more understandable for today's listeners.

The problem is, as I mentioned earlier, Telugu language has changed in the last century..... in the way people write, read and talk...........
so much that, certain books which are published before 1922 are not even understandable by today's generation of Telugu speaking people.

So, after spending so many hours .... I've come to select the below book :

https://ia902608.us.archive.org/14/items/vicitravinodakat00seshsher/vicitravinodakat00seshsher.pdf

Please let me know of the green signal, so I can go ahead :)

Thanks
Swapna

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Post by Piotrek81 » October 29th, 2015, 12:50 am

Just one point. The idea of LibriVox is that it is the reader (i.e. you in that case) that is supposed to enjoy narrating the book. :) If you like those books you listed so far in this thread (and if they have been OKed by MCs), then just go ahead annd record them. Don't let the fact that the listeners won't be able to comprehend the text discourage you :)
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Post by Swapna » October 29th, 2015, 5:44 am

Thanks!! :)

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