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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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Try this web app to discover old, interesting books from the Google Books collection

If you love old books and look forward to books that will surprise you, try my web app that lets you search for free eBooks & Samplers from the Google Books collection with fewer steps than the official site.

This web app makes it easy to find out-of-copyright books belonging to a bygone era when books were a major source of learning and recreation.

Cartoons from a 1944 book published by the United States War Dept (!) that teaches Hindustani

Indian languages fascinate me. Through this web app, I've found scores of books mostly by Britishers on Indian languages! These books are still relevant and especially useful for those whose medium of education has been in English. Best of all, they are freely downloadable.

I plan to list out my finds (the links mentioned after each book title point to the location online or its downloadable ebook version):

  • Dialogues in telugu and english, with a grammatical analysis: C. P. Brown; (1853) Web PDF
  • Telugu-English Dictionary: P. Percival; (1862) Web PDF
  • A Grammar of the Telugu Language: Charles Philip Brown; (1857) Web PDF
  • A Collection of Telugu Proverbs translated, illustrated and explained; together with some Sanscrit Proverbs printed in the Devanâgarî and Telugu Characters: M. W. Carr; (1868) Web PDF
  • A collection of Telugu proverbs tr., illustr. and explained, together with some Sanscrit proverbs. By M.W. Carr. [With]: Mark William Carr; (1868) Web PDF
  • Dictionary of mixed Telugu: Charles Philip Brown; (1854) Web PDF
  • A companion Telugu reader to Arden's progressive Telugu grammar: Albert Henry Arden; (1879) Web PDF
  • A Dictionary of the Mixed Dialects and Foreign Words Used in Telugu: Charles Philip Brown; (1854) Web PDF
  • A progressive grammar of the Telugu language: Albert Henry Arden; (1873) Web PDF
  • Manu Charitra Satikam (1863) Web PDF
  • Anglo-Telugu Dictionary: P. Percival; (1861) Web PDF
  • Romanized school dictionary: Calcutta School-Book Society; (1861) Web PDF
  • Romanized School Dictionary, English and Urdu: Heinrich Ferdinand Blochmann; (1867) Web PDF
  • Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic: William Joseph Wilkins; (1882) Web PDF
  • A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature: John Dowson; (1870) Web PDF
  • A Grammar of the Hindustani Language: John Shakespear; (1826) Web PDF
  • An introduction to the Hindustani language: John Shakespear; (1845) Web PDF
  • A smaller Hindustani and English dictionary: Duncan Forbes; (1861) Web PDF
  • A Hindustani-English law and commercial dictionary: S W. Fallon; (1879) Web PDF
  • A Dictionary Hindustani and English: John Shakespear; (1834) Web PDF
  • A Dictionary, Hindustani & English: accompanied by a reversed dictionary, English and Hindustani: Duncan Forbes; (1866) Web PDF
  • A New Hindustani-English Dictionary: S. W. Fallon; (1879) Web PDF
  • Dictionary, Hindustani and English: Duncan Forbes; (1858) Web PDF
  • Hindustani: United States. War Dept; (1944) Web PDF
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