The Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita in Bengali is available in two different
PDF version: This has been completed barring correction of typos. You
will need to have a pdf reader in your computer. If you are using IE 7 or 8, there might
be some characters from the pdf file that do not load properly in the browser on first attempt.
Refreshing will allow all the characters to load properly. This is not a problem with
HTML version: This is in unicode and still under construction and there
might be several broken links. Several factors are worth mentioning
(a) If you are using Vista or Windows7, you need not do anything
and can proceed directly.
(b) If you are not using Vista or Windows7, you need to go through these
(c) Microsoft's default Bengali font "Vrinda" is usually unreadably
small. Additionally, "Vrinda" lacks the "khandita ta" which appears as a box.
The files have been created using "Solaiman Lipi". It
is preferable "Solaiman Lipi" be installed in your system. It is
(d) You can use any other
unicode compliant Bengali font, but then you will also need
to install the font in you computer and change
the default "Vrinda" to the one of your choice to ensure the
Kathamrita pages are displayed in the font of your choice.
PDF version of the Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita
HTML version of the Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita
The html version of the Kathamrita is searchable by Google. To do this,
1. A Bengali keyboard needs to be
installed in your computer such as the Avro keyboard
or Baraha. Other unicode compliant keyboards will also
2. Select "Advanced Search" from Google's main page.
3. Using the Bengali keyboard type the search text; for example "Narendra" and the domain name "www.ramakrishnavivekananda.info"
as under. Then click the Advanced Search button.
4. You should get the following result.