Marathi Vishwakosh

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The Marathi Encyclopedia (or Marathi Vishwakosh) (Marathi:'मराठी विश्वकोश') is an online free encyclopedia in Marathi language, funded by the Government of Maharashtra, India.[1][2]

The project to create the encyclopedia started as a print project and was inaugurated in 1960, and Lakshman Shastri Joshi was named the first president of the project. The first volumes were published in 1976, and eventually 18 volumes were published by 2010.[3][4] The encyclopedia began publishing the existing volumes on the internet on October 25, 2011, as announced by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Mumbai.[5] Currently nineteen volumes of the encyclopedia are available online on the Internet.

Editors-in-Chief of Marathi Vishwakosh[6][edit]

Sr No. Editor Tenure
1. Tarkateertha Lakshman Shastri Joshi 19 Nov. 1960 - 27 May 1994
2. Prof. M. P. Rege 4 June 1994 - 28 Dec. 2000
3. Prof. R. G. Jadhav 16 Jan. 2001 - 10 Feb. 2003
4. Dr. Shrikant Jichakar 21 July 2003 - 2 June 2004
5. Dr. Vijaya Wad 9 Dec. 2005 - 8 Dec. 2008
From 9 June 2009 (when Mandal was granted extension by Government of Maharashtra) to date

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (2 December 2011). 2nd volume of Marathi encyclopedia released, The Times of India
  2. ^ Gole, Swati Shinde (16 November 2011). Marathi encyclopaedia goes online, The Times of India
  3. ^ Kolhatkar, M.R. Vishwakosh or Marathi Encyclopedia: An Innovative Project of the New State of Maharashtra, in Innovations in Public Administration (S.S. Gadkari & M.R. Kolhatkar, eds.) (2000)
  4. ^ Gokhale, Madhav (14 September 2003). The Great Marathi, The Indian Express (2003 report on status of the print version, with 16 volumes published at that time)
  5. ^ (1 November 2011). Marathi Vishwakosh, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Government press release about online release of first volume)
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