Hello sir,
I am glad you took such a step. I am a student of the Indian Institute of 
Science Education and Research (IISER)- mohali. Presently I am in first year. I 
have been doing some work in the field of education for past 3 years but I was 
really active only in the past year. I would like to help you in chalking out a 
syllabus suitable for many state boards and the central boards. This attempt 
might work very well in english itself though publication in hindi would not be 
a bad idea either. However I doubt if some agency would be supporting this 
initiative. I can try to talk to some officials nearby but the problem is that 
I do not have proper credentials to represent any body. However, I will try to 
do whatever I can. Let me know, if I can be of some use.

--- On Wed, 31/8/11, Martin A. Walker <walke...@potsdam.edu> wrote:

> From: Martin A. Walker <walke...@potsdam.edu>
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Subject-based books of Wikipedia content
> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Date: Wednesday, 31 August, 2011, 11:09 AM
> I'm User:Walkerma from the English
> Wikipedia.  I've been working for some
> time on producing offline collections of Wikipedia content
> from the
> English
> Wikipedia.  We're currently looking at the possibility
> of subject-based
> books (e.g., on topics such as mammals or chemistry) for
> schools, using an
> affordable local printer.
> Working with PediaPress I put together a "taster" example
> on chemistry,
> which is available here:
> http://pediapress.com/files/schoolbooks/chemistry.pdf
> though I'd like to expand it.  This one is aligned to
> the English schools 
> GCSE, but others could be designed around the curricula of
> different
> countries or provinces.  I would see this just as a
> start - we would want
> to cover other subjects, other countries and other
> languages if it was
> successful.
> My questions:
> *Would anyone here be interested in working with me on
> developing this
> further?
> *Would English language books be useful in schools, or
> could we only use
> ones in Hindi, etc?
> *If these books are useful, does anyone here have contacts
> with a
> provincial or local ministry/board of education that might
> support an
> initiative like this?
> Thanks for your time,
> Martin
> Martin A. Walker
> Department of Chemistry
> SUNY College at Potsdam
> Potsdam, NY 13676 USA
> +1 (315) 267-2271
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