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Sanskrit Wikisource[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikisource Sanskrit)
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The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

See bug 27631
Proposal summary

http://wikisource.org/wiki/Category:%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%B8%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%95%E0%A5%83%E0%A4%A4

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Sanskrit doesn't need an introduction. It is a classical language with rich literary and cultural heritage. The main domain of wikisource (http://wikisource.org) already has more than 2000 pages of Sanskrit source text. But since there is no separate sub domain, there is no coordination happening for the Sanskrit wikisource. Also a stable community is not forming there. This must be changed.

I request to start a separate sub domain (http://sa.wikisource.org) for Sanskrit so that project will go live and community will become active. Sanskrit wikisource has huge potential. I am sure it will be more active than Sanskrit wikipedia.

While creating the sub domain, kindly move the existing Sanskrit source texts from the main domain to the Sanskrit sub domain --Shijualex 17:50, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • While the language is considered historic still it is supposed to be mother language of most modern Indian Languages , and is still taught in many universities across India and abroad and there are some special universities in India catering to Sanskrit language studies only.In many Indian states it school student opt for sanskrit language as second or third language of study.
So the sources sanskrit wikisource will create a very good opportunity for all educational and research students and academia specializing in this language.
  • Indian subcontinents very huge old source documentation is in sanskrit language over past thousands of years is either lying in Indian Museums and universities besides quite a lot is lying in Many western universities too.
  • Source documentations of Sanskrit language are very -very important as authentic reference for Indian Subcontinental content on english Wikipedia as well as Indian Language Wikipedias
  • Presently these documentation is either on en.wiki-source , sa -wikibooks or to some extant few translations along with original sanskrit text are lying on local Indian language wikipedias like Marathi language wikipedia which needs to be shifted to a proper place.
  • Why Indipendant Sanskrit Wiki source ? Many of Sanskrit language Experts learning sanskrit from Gurukul system will not be comfortable enough with english language and so English language wikisource. A Sanskrit language navigation facility from starting phase itself will be more convinient to large sanskrit language students and experts since we can support them with better local support mechanism from respective indic languge wikipedias and sanskrit wikipedians.
  • Besides 11 users of translate wiki have identified themselves as sanskrit translators at translate wiki here is user category listing at translate wiki
  • Around 250 users of en wiki have identified themselves to know sanskrit and those who have not identified themseves will also be in good numbers.

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) 06:27, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


I vote in favour. Having its own subdomain is the most important step towards building a useful resource in any language. I had requested for this 5 years back.
http://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Language_domain_requests/archive1#Setting_up_a_language_subdomain
Shantanuo 5 October 2010

I support arguments given above and vote in favor. Junaidpv 12:40, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

I support all arguments given above and post my vote in favour. it will be a great resource to all sanskrit enthusiasts . : Hrishikesh.kb 15:53, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
I strongly support to all arguments. Sanskrit is a mother of all Languages and it is most structured language. There must be a Universal source like this for Sanskrit.

Rajendra Shah

I also support all the arugments. and vote in favour. Naveen Sankar 12:52, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

188.248.96.36 16:50, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

i support the inclusion of sanskrit page whole heartedly. nowadays, in Ayurvedic medical colleges, ayurvedic medicinal industries, and also traditional indian architecture namely VASTU, owes a lot to studies through sanskrit medium. so also, even british nationals have studied a lot of sanskrit literature and translated it to english. navaneeth koyithatta
  • I strongly support this request. It should not be held back by lack of skin localisation. John Vandenberg 05:14, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I strongly favour the proposal as this classic language is a treasure of knowledge acquired by Indians from time immemorial.
  1. sanskrit is a big source of knowledge from a vast period and it is to be recorded for the next generation --Dvellakat 05:07, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong support--Kiran Gopi 02:45, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Support per above--Andrijko Z. 13:07, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong support so that sanskrit precious documents can be found and referred to easily from any other wiki, and later can be widely translated. --Zyephyrus 09:04, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I strongly support this request. Sanskrit should have been one of the first few subdomains of wikisources as a tremendous volume of ancient wisdom can be directly attributed to that classic language.

--62.150.138.57 06:05, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Sanskrit is a great language and I think Wikimedia foundation should try its best to revive these dead languages like Sanskrit and Latin.

Arguments against[edit]

  • I think before creating Sanskrit wiki source, we should have a active community or good no. of interested people in this project.There may be more than 250 user in en wiki who have identified themselves as Sanskrit speakers but that factor didn't help Sanskrit Wikipedia to have a active community.--Mayur (talkEmail) 06:59, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]

THE VISHWA SANSKRIT BOOK FAIR held at Bengaluru, the IT capitol of World,between 06th jan 2011 & 10th jan 2011 was not just a book fair, but was realy a literary fair of the language which is supposed to be the mother of knowledge. The fair was having not just 150+ book stalls, but had a JNANA VAAHINI exibition, discussions on various branches of knowledge viz., literrory, science, etc. This fair proved that SANSKRIT is not one among the dying languages. Thanks to the organisers. manjunatha gs, madivala extn., bengaluru.68