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Ebooks is a community website dedicated to digitising and collating eBooks, articles, commentaries that are iconic in the collective memory of the Chitrapur Saraswats.

The Community (aka Bhanaps/Amchis) has experienced exponential and (sometimes) turbulent change in its 300 years+ of existence, and our endeavour is to glean the positivity from it, and look at the present & future, through the prism of it's past. The works presented here are unedited, mirroring the life and times they were written in, giving the reader a flavour of the past, thereby refreshing memories across communities and people. We hope this corpus of writings will provoke and sustain reader interest, and continue to connect The Community to it's rich, lively Heritage.

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The Sadanand Bhatkal Centenary Special

A Tribute to a publisher, “book industrialist”, who was also a social leader, philanthropist and author 

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Sumitra Mangesh Katre 

The Lexicographer and his pathbreaking tribute to his mother tongue

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The Homecoming

The story of a Photo Engraving of H.H. Pandurangashram Swamiji (1847-1915)

By Jaishankar Bondal


Exploring the Bhanap identity With Dr Frank F Conlon

A Journey Through Toyland

By Kamala S Dongerkery


Writers of yesteryear whose legacy lives on in their writings, for future generations to enjoy, ponder, or even meditate upon.

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Dr. Gopal Shankar Hattiangdi 

A tribute to the Author of dozens of works that include 50 years of BlissPandurang, Pandurang and A Student's guide to the Rig-Veda.

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Surkund Annaji Rao

The prolific writer whose works spanned Rhymes for children to Yakshagana and Iconic Plays like 'Chitrapur Vaibhav'


Santoshkumar Gulvady

An exceptional journalist who founded-edited popular magazines, compiled traditional Konkani Rhymes and made memorable contributions to Kannada Literature

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Deorai Baindoor Aiyagal

Author of Plays, accomplished singer and composer, with a passion for the Konkani Language, for which he did much.

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A Student's Guide to the Rig-Veda

By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

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Porni Konkani Sahitya Krityo

By Surkund Annaji Rao

Aphorisms From The Rig-Veda

By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

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Konkani Self Taught

Deorai Baindoor Aiyagal

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Ta Ta Tingana

By Santoshkumar Gulvadi

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By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

The Absolute

By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

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Beneath A Spreading Ashvatha Tree

By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

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Observations & Oddities

By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

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By Dr. Gopal S Hattiangdi

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