8.0 What is the ITRANS Song Book?
This is a package that contains Hindi (can also contain Marathi,
Bengali, Tamil, or Telugu songs) songs in ITRANS transliterated form,
which allows the songs to be printed out in Devanagari script.
ITRANS book is a big collection of film songs and other documents.
Currently it has Tagore's Gitanjali, Ghalib Ghazals, and around 1300
Hindi film songs and ghazals. It has mostly Indian film songs that
have been written in the ITRANS format, so that they can be converted
to Indian fonts using the ITRANS software. Postscript versions of the
book are also available.
ITRANS book is updated approx. once a year. Each release has around
100 to 200 new songs added to the earlier release.
Contributors towards the creation of original ITRANS book were,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Avinash Chopde) email@example.com
(C.S.Sudarshana Bhat (Porky)) & late Venkatasubramanian
K. Gopalakrishnan (KGB).
For more details about this, see the ITRANS Song Book
FAQ maintained by Anurag Shankar.
8.1 How do I add songs to the ITRANS database?
Most of the lyrics posted on RMIM are collected and placed in the
ITRANS format. However, if you want to make sure that some song does
get added to the ITRANS database, you should email the song to firstname.lastname@example.org with
"itrans song" as the subject.
There are other ways of making submissions, for more details, see the
Book FAQ maintained by Anurag Shankar.
However, any work you submit must be free of all licenses or
restrictions - even GNU license is not good enough - there must be
absolutely no restrictions on anyone regarding use of your
8.2 Where can I get the ITRANS songbook?
This ITRANS song book can be accessed in three ways, through FTP,
WWW and email.
The whole ITRANS Book is available through FTP at chandra.astro.indiana.edu.
Also the FTP site at FINLAND ftp.funet.fi
with the following files
(The Archive is in UNIX tar format, compressed using GNU Zip.)
- isongs.tar.gz: Archive contains ITRANS Song Book Sources. (0.4 MBytes)
- isongsdv.tar.gz: TeX .dvi files of all the documents. (0.8 MBytes)
- isongsps.tar.gz: PostScript files of a few songs. (1.1 MBytes)
- If you do not want the whole list of songs and want to
look at the lyrics of some particular song. The following sites gives
the complete index of the songs in the ITRANS songbook and one can
choose a particular song, and view it, by clicking on the required
song from the list.
Hindi Film songs site: This site gives the complete index of the
songs in the ITRANS songbook and one can choose a particular song, and
view it, by clicking on the required song from the list. The songs can
be displayed in English or Hindi as desired.
Shankar's ISB site This site gives you the option of choosing a
song from the complete index, plus it lets you do all kinds of
searches now. You can search the hindi song archive by songtitle,
film, actor, singer, music director, or lyricist. The results of the
search produce a song index and you can click on hindi or on ascii to
see your favorite songs in Hindi or English.
Natarajan's ISB site This site is a mirror of the 2nd site.
- Rajiv's New
Songs in ISB. This site has the songs that are yet to be added in
the ISB. These songs will be added to the next release of the ISB.
- Lyrics to particular songs in the ISB are also
available via email. If you know how the song you are interested in
begins, then send an email to email@example.com, with subject:
lyrics:: first few words of the song (the "mukhDaa," i.e.). You will
receive the song lyrics in ITRANSed format from the automailer via
return mail. This service is provided as part of the
RMIM Auto-Mailer , with Rajiv Shridhar's help.
Maintained by Satish Subramanian