" 1st May , 2011 "
Viewers, Supporters and Sponsors,
launch of this web-encyclopedia on the life and times
of Raja Shivaji is scheduled within next few months now.
will undoubtedly be a mega event -
a virtual “digital
this great Indian.
a different way, it may also realize the prophetic
words of a visionary, who had foreseen the emergence
of multi-media in as early as 1945:
new forms of encyclopedias will appear readymade with
a mesh of associative trails running through them…
All our steps in creating or absorbing material of
the record proceed through one of the senses - the
tactile when we touch keys, the oral when we speak
or listen, the visual when we read. Is it not possible
that Some day, these paths we converge & be established
- Vannevar Bush, in
“As we may think”, Atlantic Monthly, July
teams are working round the clock to complete this
mammoth task in time.
We request you to review our progress by clicking
‘work update’ button.
comprehensively researched work of the last six years
is a result of continued worldwide support. This includes
a mix of media agencies, government institutions and
authorities, Archeological Survey of India, History
Archives and numerous other patrons like you. Top
viewing the work update,
you will agree that the task is no meaner than scaling
a lofty Himalayan peak or trekking inaccessible reaches
of the Polar regions for the first time. But then,
so like triumphant explorers, we successfully overcame
bad weather, insufficient resources and unforeseen
difficulties that seemed to deter our progress.
projects like these are usually beset with a shortfall
of funding, which we are confident the national as
well as global Maharashtrian Diaspora will help us
We feel that the launch of this Web-Encyclopedia
will see a new dawn in the pooling, management and
dissemination of History resources.
Needless to state, we request your continued support
and contribution to this monumental task.
virtual and personal presence at the launch of this
mega event is earnestly solicited.
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