On 9 October 2011 21:57, Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I think Tory did a great job and had her finger on the
I mostly agree with you, Bishakha.
So I think one good way forward in general - and this
doesn't hold only for
wikipedia, but for history making in general - is for others to start
documenting and writing histories too. Either of individual indic language
wikipedias, or alternate views of the same thing.
This is pretty much what I was referring to. That if there are
individuals, groups or communities who feel this is not representative
of their view, then please document your narrative. Else, it'll be
lost and this is the only and dominant narrative we will have to rely
Which is my way of saying that I don't see
Tory's narrative as the official
one, and the others as unofficial. For me, they all tell parts of the story
through their own lenses.
It isn't so much about official and unofficial narratives - it's about
dominance and if this is the only one then it is the dominant one. And
dominance is about more than just the existence of a single narrative.