On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 23:23, Gautam John <gautam(a)prathambooks.org
On 9 October 2011 21:57, Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta(a)gmail.com
I think Tory did a great job and had her finger
on the pulse
I mostly agree with you, Bishakha.
Agree, It was a quite an elaborate one.
So I think one good way forward in general - and
hold only for
wikipedia, but for history making in general - is
for others to
documenting and writing histories too. Either of
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
I would treat her history just like a "Wikipedia page" having bunch of
references.Gone are the days when people relied on one document to get
narrative and am not sure if it would be worthier effort to keep
documenting "open communities" which document itself periodically.
Like we have the list archives, village pumps, millions of other
publically crawl-able pages on internet that anyone who wants to know
can always dig and get more. Wait for few more years, you will have
history.li <http://history.li> like paper.li <http://paper.li> which
can digest and create personal accounts of history on subjects
intelligently, automatically given the public sources.
I hope we dont need Oral citations for this "page" ;) ;) , What say
Oral citations are a *must* for anything related to India, obviously. :)
On a serious note I think a Wikipedia page for Wikimedia in India (would
that be notable enough?) that accumulates all the different writings
over the years would be a great idea - there are several newsletters,
all the online discussions, Gautam's paper, etc. plus this, to provide
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