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Involve local people for topics related to their country
For local topics you need to involve local people. Many a times edits are submitted on topics related to India but they are reverted by reviewers based out of the country who may not have the necessary background to judge the suitability of the edit. It defeats the purpose when something that every Indian knows is discarded by wikipedia.
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created on05:47, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
students of indian mythology and history

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

english, hindi, tamil

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
facebook, whatsapp, conferences

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
They would find it useful if there is more relevant content from India. A lot of topics have pages that are stubs but an attempt to expand them is still thwarted by people who may not even have any idea about the topic under discussion.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]


How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]

will be sharing the campaign online with other members with the relevant knowledge on these topics

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
Right now the credibility of wiki articles regarding Indian history and mythology topics is not too high. Involving experts in the task can help take it to new readers.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
increased page views on the relevant topics

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I am a blogger on Indian history and mythology as well as an author of three books in the mytho-fiction genre published by Penguin.



Expand your idea[edit]

Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

Expand into a Rapid Grant

No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at for help!