YOU DON'T NEED
TO BE FAMOUS
TO BE UNFORGETTABLE
When one thinks about finding historic or famous people, one normally goes to Wikipedia. If seeking friends or colleagues, one goes to Facebook or LinkedIn.
However, there is still a place needed for information on professionals in a variety of fields, or people that are known within their local communities. These individuals are not necessarily famous; however, they are certainly not any less important. Even so, many locally renowned professionals and activists are not famous on a national scale and are therefore ignored by encyclopedias.
Scholars, architects, medical doctors, lawyers, economists, businessmen, as well as many other professionals not widely known on international scale are not any less important for humanity than singers, pop divas or fashion models.
They should be known and remembered!
This is the Prabook mission: to record and preserve information on individuals who have made a contribution to their nation, local community or any professional field, and on whom sufficient data can be found in books, magazines, public and private libraries, and archives.
What is PRA?
The prefix “pra” in Sanskrit, which is ancestral to Indo-European and Indo-Iranian languages, means beginning, before and at the same time forward, forth, in front of. In Latin and later in English, “pra” was split into two prefixes: “pre” (prehistoric, precondition) meaning before, going back to the roots, and “pro” (proactive, provision) meaning forward.
However, “pra” is still used in many Indo-Arian languages. In Hindi and Urdu it means ahead, above. In Russian, Check, Slovak, Polish, Serbo-Croatian and other Slavic languages, it means something that goes back to its very roots (pra-babushka, pra-mati, pra-babcia, as a grand grandmother, pra-rodina as a prehistoric homeland, pra-stary, as appended to something very ancient).
“Pra” in Sanskrit also means super, great, prime and is used as a divinity prefix to any object. In this context, Prabook could be understood as the Book of Life (as it is meant in Torah, Bible and Koran), where people's names and deeds are recorded. This makes it the most ancient book ever written, as it dates back to a time when man first appeared on Earth. And, as such, it will always look to the future, until the end of history.
In a social dimension, Prabook is first of all a Book of Works. It is meant to give every person the opportunity to provide evidence of his/her presence on Earth in the form of books, articles, publications, pictures, music, paintings, photos, etc.
PRABOOK - The Book of Works
Humans have always tried to preserve every important moment in our history. We write books, compile records and store photos of everything that’s ever existed. We build museums and libraries to counter the destructive nature of time.
Man is not only a Shepherd of Being standing in the way of Time, but also the center of transformation on our Earth. His works extract moments from the stream of time and pass them on to the future, where they would collectively be called “history.” Therefore, history is not only about people, but also by people.
Prabook is meant to preserve information about people. And it is done by people.
Therefore another social mission of Prabook is to extract information about people from the past, using numerous international and national Who’s Who, biographical dictionaries, and encyclopedias. This conversion of textual information into Prabook structure is done in order to ensure that historical figures do not vanish.
After information on an individual appears on Prabook, it gives others the opportunity to find an admired person or venerated relative, as well as to add some important or missing information onto their profile.