Adding information based on published reliable sources is probably the best kind of contribution to Wikipedia.
Since this is so common, there are not special guidelines for writing based on a book. The most important point is the legal consideration: If the book is copyrighted in a way that doesn't allow free reuse, and most books are like this, then you cannot copy from it word by word, but you can write the same information in your own words. I found quite a lot of articles about Hindu temples in the English Wikipedia, but obviously there are many more that you could write. And you could also write articles about temples in your native language (Tamil?) -- Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי http://aharoni.wordpress.com “We're living in pieces, I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore 2012/1/12 Shrinivasan T <tshriniva...@gmail.com>: > Hi, > > I am from kanchipuram, a city of temples. > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanchipuram > > It has temples everywhere. > > The information available about the temples in wikipedia are very less. > But, there are some books describing each temple in kanchipuram, > available in tamil. > > Shall we upload all the details from these books to wikipedia? > > Is there any procedure to follow while adding information from book? > > -- > Regards, > T.Shrinivasan > > > My Life with GNU/Linux : http://goinggnu.wordpress.com > Free/Open Source Jobs : http://fossjobs.in > > Get CollabNet Subversion Edge : http://www.collab.net/svnedge > > _______________________________________________ > 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