Taking Tamil ebooks to the world - for free
He publishes ebooks. He uploads millions of words to cyberspace -- and he's proud that he charges zilch for this, even though some of the have seen over 150,000 downloads.
Thirty-three-year-old T. Shrinivasan, an instrumentation engineering alumni from the University of Madras, runs the freetamilbooks.com site.
The site, which turned three last month, already has a collection of over 260 ebooks in Tamil, a language with 70 million speakers.
Apart from Tamil Nadu, where it is primarily spoken, the language has official status in tiny Puducherry, nearby Sri Lanka and distant Singapore.
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Editor: A useful reference to our Tamil readers.