On Monday 10 October 2011 12:03 AM, Srikanth Lakshmanan wrote: > > > On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 23:23, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org > <mailto:gau...@prathambooks.org>> wrote: > > On 9 October 2011 21:57, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com > <mailto:bishakhada...@gmail.com>> wrote: > > > 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 this doesn't > hold only for > > wikipedia, but for history making in general - is for others to > start > > documenting and writing histories too. Either of individual > indic language > > 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 > upon. > > > 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 > Aachal?
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 multiple perspectives. > > -- > Regards > Srikanth.L > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l