[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia lesson in Maharashtra class 7 textbook

BalaSundaraRaman sundarbecse at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 16 06:30:22 UTC 2011

Delightful news. Sign that Wiki is becoming mainstream in India.

- Sundar

 "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for 
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture

>From: Pradeep Mohandas <pradeep.mohandas at gmail.com>
>To: Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia. 
><wikimediaindia-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
>Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 10:25:42 AM
>Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia lesson in Maharashtra class 7 textbook
>Was very surprised to see a lesson on Wikipedia in my brother's 7th std text 
>book today. 
>Picture - http://twitpic.com/40b7oj
>The content is concerning Wikipedia - compares it with an encyclopedia, details 
>about volunteers contributing to Wikipedia, talks about the presence of Indic 
>language Wikipedia, talks about vandalism.
>It has the following sub-topics:
>1. Introduction
>2. What is an encyclopedia?
>3. What is Wikipedia?
>4. How is Wikipedia created?
>5. sidebar: general info on Wikipedia wef September 2009
>6. sidebar: How is Wikipedia different from an encyclopedia printed on paper?
>7. vandalism
>8. Wikipedia policy 
>9. Request an article
>warm regards,
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