By Sukanta Chaudhuri
This publication files the construction of the Bichitra on-line Tagore Variorum, a publicly available database of Rabindranath Tagore's whole works in Bengali and English totaling a few 140,000 pages of fundamental fabric. Chapters hide cutting edge elements of the location, all replicable in different initiatives: a hyperbibliography; a seek engine and hyperconcordance operating around the database; and a different collation application evaluating variation texts at 3 degrees. There also are chapters at the certain difficulties of processing manuscripts, and on making plans the web site. Early chapters take readers throughout the historical past of the undertaking, an outline of Tagore’s works, and the Bengali writing process with the demanding situations of adapting it to digital shape.
The identify Bichitra, which means "various" in Bengali, alludes either to the nice number of Tagore’s works and to their numerous levels of composition. past their literary excellence, they're awesome for his or her sheer volume, the variety of variation sorts of a very good many goods, and their afterlife in translation, usually the poet’s personal. Seldom if ever has a similar author revised his fabric and recast it throughout genres on the sort of scale. Tagore gained the Nobel Prize in 1913.
By its value-added presentation of this diversity of fabric, Bichitra could be a version for destiny databases protecting an author’s entire works or different significant corpus of texts. It bargains significantly accelerated entry to Tagore’s writings, and allows new sorts of study together with computational textual content research. The “book of the web site” exhibits in technical and human phrases how researchers with pursuits in paintings, literature and know-how can collaborate on cultural informatics initiatives.