Responsible person(s): Nicole Merkel-Hilf
Synopsis: The Naval Kishore Press was founded in Lakhnau in 1858 by Munshi Naval Kishore (1836-1895) and grew to one of India's most important publishing houses.
The CATS Library / Dept. South Asia at Heidelberg University holds with its ca. 2,000 titles - 742 on microfilm - issued by the Naval Kishore Press a representative cross section of the Press' publications.
Naval Kishore Press - digital offers access to currently more than 100 digitised works in Urdu, Sanskrit and Hindi from the collection. Among the Sanskrit and Hindi digitised works ca.50 titles have been OCRed and converted to searchable and editable digital texts in Devanāgarī script and Latin transliteration.
The presentation platform Naval Kishore Press - digital offers a full text search in both scripts. A word or phrase found by searching the full text will be highlighted in the facsimile and the OCRed text. Furthermore users can download a high quality OCR-PDF of the facsimile, where the text is fully searchable either in Devanāgarī script or in Latin transliteration. The platform offers also an annotation module for collaborative working and editing.
This is on on-going project and more texts from the collection will be added.
Content type: Digital Humanities Project
Intended audience: Scholars and researcher
Host institution: Heidelberg University Library