What does, sanskirt wikipedia have to do with social class and caste system
and what not?
Regards,
Srikanth

On 26 February 2011 16:36, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> wrote:

> Hi Basavaraj (and welcome to the list!):
>
> Arguendo, that Sanskti is socially irrelevant, why should a Wikipedia
> in that language not exist by force of action given that one already
> exists and is active? Would that not be a morally egregious position -
> to state that it should *not* exist? In my humble view, there is a big
> difference between forcefully shutting something that is active down
> and in not encouraging activity on something that is dormant.
>
> Also, Wikipedia in any language is not a body of work about that
> language but an encyclopedia in that language - the two aren't really
> analogous.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Best,
>
> Gautam
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>
> On 26 February 2011 16:31, Basavaraj Itnal <basavarajit...@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > some reading on brahmanical tyranny, lack of social relevence of
> sanskrit and related topics
> >
> >
> http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Be3PCvzf-BYC&pg=PA286&lpg=PA286&dq=sanskrit+brahmin+tyranny&source=bl&ots=9iavUaojxp&sig=by29KPhS9N1zl7yblgKxwhxs_DQ&hl=en&ei=DNdoTebsDIrMrQeakfDCCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=sanskrit%20brahmin%20tyranny&f=false
> >
> >
> http://www.ambedkar.org/brahmanism/Brahmins_were_benefited_by_Muslim_Conquest.htm
> >
> >
> > http://evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com/sanskrit_exposure.htm
> >
> >
> >
> > Basavaraj N Itnal
> >
> > --- On Sat, 2/26/11, Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Is it morally right for govts to support
> sanskrit wikipedia?
> > To: "Wikimedia India Community list" <
> wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > Cc: "Basavaraj Itnal" <basavarajit...@yahoo.com>
> > Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:36 AM
> >
> > Basavaraj,
> > First of all, welcome to the mailing list and thanks for you interest in
> wikipedia.
> > On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Basavaraj Itnal <
> basavarajit...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > 1. Till the Britsh Raj, Brahmins kept a large part of Indian society out
> of bounds from knowledge which was in Sanskrit. They had provisions to pour
> molten lead into the ears of non-brahmins (including all women) who even
> heard a word of sanskrit. knowledge contained in that language is now
> available in English and Sanskrit only symbolises tyranny. Do we need
> Wikipedia in Sanskrit with the support of govt funding?
> >
> > On you question on government support for a specific language, it would
> be inappropriate for anyone to comment on behalf of government action. They
> (govt) are probably best positioned to respond to that query.
> > As a far support for wikipedia or wikipedia is concerned, given there is
> a lot of volunteer work to be done, support from any quarters is welcome -
> individuals or organisations is welcome.
> > The intention of this list is to connect wikipedians and those interested
> in wikipedia.
> > Wikipedia seeks to collate the sum total off all knowledge and make it
> available for all to use freely. That includes as many languages as possible
> including Sanskrit and Pali.
> > We should also bear in mind the following as well;
> > - The eight schedule of the Indian constitution lists Sanskrit as one of
> the 22 languages [1]
> > - Sanskrit is also the official language of one of the states of India -
> Uttarkhand. [2]
> >
> >
> > 2. Why cannt we have a wikepedia in Pali as well, the language which was
> used by Budha and which can give us an alternate view on life to that of
> vedic view?
> >
> >
> > This has been answered by others on the list. You are welcome to
> contribute to Pali or any other language of your choice / interest on
> wikipedia.Volunteer content contributions are most welcome.
> > [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_languages_of_India
> > [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarkhand
> > best regards
> > Arun
> >
> >
> >
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