Gujarati Wikisource is the only project among Indic Wikisource communities to run an Audio Book Projects.
With the business of the life people are finding it difficult to spare time for reading and concept of Audio Book is quite popular in Western Countries. Moreover, till the times all the books are not available in the braille, our visually impaired friends will not be able to enjoy the rich literary heritage. As compared to creating the braille books, the audio books will be more interesting, cheaper and easy to create without involving any technical knowledge of braille codes or braille printing.
The Idea was long back in mind and initially the during 2012, some of the chapters of Gandhiji’s books Rachantmak Karyakrm (રચનાત્મક કાર્યક્રમ) were recorded in the voice of User:Kalpgna. However this did not go further long. During 2019, User:Modern Bhatt joined the Gujarati Community. He runs a literature based Whatsapp Group named as Gujarati Melo (ગુજરાતી મેળો).
During 23 - 24 February 2019, Wikisource Workshop for Gujarati Community was organized at Ahmadabad. It provided a change to interact with fellow volunteers. While interacting with User:Modern Bhatt it was understood that in his spare time he was reading stories for Schools for the blind. When this thing was brought to my notice, the idea of revoking the dormant project came in mind. Moreover, contribution to Wiksource is slightly complicated and all the users are finding it difficult.
The mater was discussed with User:Modern Bhatt and the recording of the books started in March 2019. The first book was published on Wikisource in June 2020. With continuous hard work of Mr. Modern Bhatt, Gujarati Wikisource has so far completed uploading of 25 books,so far.
While recording was going one more Volunteer Ms. Misha Desai started Recording. She became the first female to complete the recording of a full book. Apart from User:Modern Bhatt and individual stories are read by Nizil Shah and Gazal world as well.
List of Audio Books here.
|1||Saurashtra ni Rasdhar 1||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/4j9|
|2||Saurashtra ni Rasdhar 2||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/LaL|
|3||Saurashtra ni Rasdhar 3||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/LaK|
|4||Meghani ni Navlikao volume 1||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel collection||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/LvW|
|5||Meghani ni Navlikao volume 2||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel collection||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/LvV|
|6||Sorathi Baharvatia - Part I||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/KE9|
|7||Sorathi Baharvatia - Part II||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/LvU|
|8||Sorathi Baharvatia - Part III||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/LvT|
|9||Tulsi-kyaro||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/5iS|
|10||Saurashtra ni Rasdhar 4||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/6Fq|
|11||Vevishal||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/6e$|
|12||Saurashtra ni Rasdhar 5||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/7Ru|
|13||Samarangan||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/7gX|
|14||Ra'gangajalio||Zaverchand Meghani||Folklore - the story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/8P7|
|15||Vasundhara na vahala davala||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/Yin|
|16||Mansai Na Diva||Zaverchand Meghani||Character narrative||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/DV7|
|17||Sorath, tara vaheta pani||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/JTN|
|18||Karan Ghelo||Nandshankar Mehta||Novel story||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/MFY|
|19||Pratimao||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/MSo|
|20||Sasuvahu ni Ladhai||Mahipatram Rooparam Nilkanth||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/RiC|
|21||Hira ni Chamak||Ramanlal Desai||Novel collection||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/Ubx|
|22||Kankavati||Zaverchand Meghani||Vratakatha collection||Nisha Desai||https://w.wiki/a5H|
|23||Dadaji ni Vato||Zaverchand Meghani||Story collection||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/cqd|
|24||Liludi Dharti - 1||Chunilal Madiya||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/gKU|
|25||Liludi Dharti - 2||Chunilal Madiya||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/h7B|
|26||Niranjan||Zaverchand Meghani||Novel||Morden Bhatt||https://w.wiki/trg|