Congrats Achal,

While you focus on Indic languages about sources, I would also request you
to consider including lack of English sources available online on various
subjects concerning these geographies too due to slower internet adoption by
publishing companies and even lack of literature itself in first place.(Ex:-
Huge edit warring happens on esp on caste related articles
where literature is very sparsely available).  Looking forward to more


On 17-Jan-11, at 1:02 PM, Bishakha Datta wrote:
> Dear all,
> As part of the continuing spate of good news, I'd like to congratulate
> Achal Prabhala for becoming the latest Wikimedia Foundation Fellow.
> For those of you who don't know him, Achal is a writer and researcher in
> Bangalore who has participated as a volunteer in the Wikimedia movement in
> India and globally for years, and as a member of the Foundation’s advisory
> board.
> Achal will be conducting field research in India and rural South Africa
> with Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians across three languages to explore ways
> to compensate for the gap in published/printed sources in many local
> languages.
> More details at
> Cheers
> Bishakha
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