Submissions/Wikipedia and Sanskrit Wikipedia from a sanskrit research scholar's perspective

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Submission no.


Title of the submission
Wikipedia and Sanskrit Wikipedia from a sanskrit research scholar's perspective
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission

Sudev Krishna Sharman G

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Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Research Scholar < University of Calicut
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Sanskrit is the backbone of India's language tradition.Many of the knowledge systems not only of India but also of South east asia owes its ancient heritage in sanskrit. Most of the ancient sanskrit works available now are having no references to their authors which shows the freemindedness of the ancient Indian seers. The tradition of ancient education of sanskrit and its allied systems were not at all based on the financial status of the student. Certain other parameters like the quality, the character and the attitude of the student is tested which is termed as 'shishyapareekshaa'. And once the student passed this test he would be given the education according to his taste . In this sense Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia and ancient sanskrit systems have certain things in common. Apart from that the wikimedia should be appraised for starting its sanskrit version 'Sanskrit Wikipedia'. Basicaly I am a researcher in sanskrit and i browse wikipedia for my references. Later i knew about the sanskrit wikipedia, which was an excitement for me. Now I am willing to contribute and edit articles in Wikipedia and sanskrit Wikipedia as far as i knew. My topic of research is 'Gemmology- a study based on ancient sanskrit sources' which is an ongoing project. Here i want to show the different facets of this subject and through that i want to show how such a free encyclopaedia can be helpful for the researchers of all subjects.

Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)
Length of presentation/talk (if other then 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 Minutes
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Cannot present on saturday

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  1. MikeLynch 17:25, 10 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Sreeja sudev 14.55 12 February 2012
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