Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia (Project Tiger 2.0)/Writing Contest/Topics/Proposal for additional items with pan-national interests

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Here is a proposal to suggest some potential articles those need to be in every Wikipedias in India in particular and Indian subcontinent at large. The idea is to generate a long term wish list by community consensus. Special focus is on educational needs of a common school / college student or a common man from India / South Asia who uses Wikimedia content as a reference to enrich his/her day to day knowledge.

Choosing a theme and its item members on such a list may include topics of long term value. They will be of a rather finite count in tens or hundreds so that each stakeholder Wikipedia can feel having a repository that is fully saturated. (For eg: all elements appearing in the periodical table of chemical elements or all persons who have received a Nobel prize up to now). These are of finite count and long-term knowledge value.

My proposal is to build-up a large list that can be further subdivided into smaller ones on a priority chosen by community consensus and used as material for ediatathons, contests and theme based on-line events.


  1. Such lists will have a direct impact upon fulfilled Wikidata collections. Those who wish to concentrate on Wikidata content development can take away these article set as a more reliable and cross-checking input.
  2. Interwiki translations will be much more easy and effective.
  3. Citations and templates can be reused and cross-verified.
  4. Queries based on Wikimedia content will be more reliable.
  5. Newly joining Wikipedia editors can adapt one of such category and use them as model articles to create and expand articles on their own. Others can help them much more effectively and objectively.
  6. Many of such topics are already part of greater Wikipedia Wish lists such as the most vital 1000 or 10000 articles every Wikipedia must have. This way, we can accomplish fulfilling multiple Wikimedia targets.

Themes suggested[edit]

This is only a start up sample list. Please add any more suggestions you deem fit to this list.
Please endorse your Support or Oppose options against each one below. I shall try to build up precise lists of articles in each such themes as a sub page here or on a fresh path.


List of all chemical elements[edit]

List of metals and minerals[edit]

List of chemical compounds[edit]

Industrial importance[edit]
farming and agriculture[edit]
list of medical terminology[edit]
list of basic astronomical phenomena[edit]
list of astronomical objects[edit]
list of basic principles of physics[edit]
list of branches of zoology[edit]
lists of branches of botany[edit]
Space /Satellite Science[edit]
  1. Chandrayaan-1
  2. Chandrayaan-2
  3. Chandrayaan-3
  4. Mars Orbiter Mission
  5. Mars Orbiter Mission 2
  6. Shukrayaan-1
  7. Kalpana-1
  8. Gaganyaan


(Please expand this list)


Empires, emperors and Dynasties[edit]

Kushan empire[edit]

Mugal empire[edit]

Khilji empire[edit]

Vijayanagara Empire[edit]

Maurya Empire[edit]

Gupta Empire[edit]

Paala Empire[edit]

RashtraKuta Empire[edit]

Kadamba Empire[edit]

Chalukya Empire[edit]

Ganga Empire[edit]

Hoysala Empire[edit]

kalachuri Empire[edit]

Keladi Nayaka Empire[edit]

Haaleri Empire[edit]

Mysore Wodeyar Empire[edit]

Bahamani Empire[edit]

Bijapuar Sultanate Empire[edit]

Saatavaahana Empire[edit]

PallavaKalachuri Empire[edit]

Kakatiya Empire[edit]

Pandya Empire[edit]

Chera Empire[edit]

Harsha Empire[edit]

Chola dynasty[edit]

Indian National Independence Movement[edit]

Wars and battles[edit]


List of all nations[edit]

List of all mountains[edit]

List of all rivers[edit]

List of all islands[edit]

  1. Detailed List w:List of islands of India


People in sports[edit]

Sports Terminology[edit]

List of sports[edit]

Sports rules and regulations[edit]

Sports venues[edit]







Software by operating system[edit]

Software by type[edit]

History of software[edit]

Software law[edit]

India - Administration[edit]

List of Laws[edit]

List of all states[edit]

List of all official languages[edit]

List of all Loksabha constituencies[edit]

List of all prime ministers[edit]

List of all presidents[edit]

List of all Government agencies[edit]

India - Biographies[edit]

List of all GyanpeeTh laureates[edit]

List of all Filmfare award winners[edit]

List of National / international Sports winners[edit]

List of sahitya academy Winners[edit]

India - Institutions[edit]

List of all IITs[edit]

List of universities[edit]

List of research institutions of national importants[edit]

List of NITs[edit]

List of institutions in medical education[edit]

India - Infrastructure[edit]

List of all national Highways[edit]

List of all airports[edit]

List of all international airports[edit]

List of dams[edit]


film people[edit]

Film and video terminology[edit]

History of film[edit]

film genres[edit]

Travel / Museum / Monnuments[edit]

  1. National Salt Satyagrah Memorial
  2. National War Memorial (India)
  3. Dras War Memorial
  4. Imphal War Cemetery
  5. Lascar War Memorial

Art / Culture[edit]




  1. Undhiyu
  2. Bhalia wheat
  3. Chhundo
  4. Dabeli
  5. Khandvi (food)
  6. Baati
  7. Misal
  8. Koottu
  9. Rasam
  10. Sambar (dish)
  11. Chikki
  12. Nankhatai
  13. Mathura peda
  14. Langar (Sikhism)
  15. Puran poli
  16. Ras malai
  17. Gosht Pulao