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The Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages (GRETIL) is a comprehensive repository of e-texts in Sanskrit and other Indian languages.[1][2][3] It contains several texts related to Indology, such as philosophical texts.[4] Rather than scanned books or typeset PDF files, these texts are in plain text, in a variety of encodings, and are machine-readable, so that (for instance) word search can be performed on them.[1][5] It was started by Reinhold Grünendahl,[6] with the intention of being a "cumulative register of the numerous download sites for electronic texts in Indian languages".[5] It is used by many scholars; for instance David Smith writes: "Sanskritists are enormously indebted to this incomparably useful site and to those who have contributed e-texts to it."[7]


  1. ^ a b Gérard Huet; Amba Kulkarni; Peter Scharf (2009), Sanskrit Computational Linguistics: First and Second International Symposia Rocquencourt, France, October 29–31, 2007 Providence, RI, USA, May 15–17, 2008, Revised Selected Papers, Springer, p. 5, ISBN 978-3-642-00154-3, retrieved 18 June 2010 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Alyssa Ayres; Philip Oldenburg, eds. (2005), India briefing: takeoff at last?, M.E. Sharpe, p. 208, ISBN 978-0-7656-1592-3
  3. ^ N., Rama; Meenakshi Lakshmanan (October 2009). "A New Computational Schema for Euphonic Conjunctions in Sanskrit Processing" (Journal (Paginated)). Retrieved 2010-06-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jonardon Ganeri (2007), The concealed art of the soul: theories of self and practices of truth in Indian ethics and epistemology, Oxford University Press, p. 237, ISBN 978-0-19-920241-6
  5. ^ a b "GRETIL - Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages: Introduction". Archived from the original on 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  6. ^ Heinz Bechert; Klaus Wille, eds. (1965), Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden, Volume 9, Franz Steiner Verlag, ISBN 978-3-515-07346-2
  7. ^ Smith, David (2010). "Beauty and Words Relating to Beauty in the Ramayana, the Kavyas of Asvaghosa, and Kalidasa's Kumarasambhava". The Journal of Hindu Studies. 3 (1): 36.

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