Wikipedia:WikiProject India

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The India WikiProject is a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the Republic of India and the history of the Indian subcontinent. The goals of this group are three-fold—

  • to provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe aspects of India,
  • to improve Wikipedia's coverage of India by creating, expanding, and maintaining factual articles,
  • to serve as the point of discussion for issues related to India in Wikipedia.

To achieve the goals, this project group has developed features to help in managing its creative work. It includes Departments, which coordinate work on certain tasks, such as peer review or project-wide collaboration and Work Groups, and focus on content and articles related to India, such as cities, politics and culture.


The details of WikiProject India members can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Members. Feel free to add your name and join in this initiative. The main page for discussion is Wikipedia:Noticeboard for India-related topics, consider adding it to your watchlist.


Departments are groups of members who do specific work. Tasks include authoring, maintaining the project pages, administering portals, adding articles, participating in reviews, managing the project and so on. The following is a list of departments within the WikiProject. WikiProject Members may not necessarily do only departmental tasks. They can contribute content as a member of Work Groups as well.


  • Refine and maintain the List of basic India topics, a key guide on Wikipedia to India as a subject. It serves as a table of contents, summary, and topic outline of coverage on the country India and is the most useful tool on Wikipedia for exploring and understanding fundamental material about India (and how it fits together) on Wikipedia. Its purpose is an important one: it simply enables readers to see at a glance how the subject of India is broken down, what the component topics are, and how they relate to each other - that is, how information on India is organized (here, and in the world-at-large). It is a site map and outline of knowledge that demystifies the subject known as "India". Because of its central role in the presentation of Wikipedia's coverage of this subject, it is very important to develop and maintain it to the highest level of quality: to help readers improve their conceptual awareness and understanding of India as well as find their way around this subject on Wikipedia. For examples of other pages in this set, see List of basic France topics, List of basic Thailand topics, List of basic Japan topics, List of basic Taiwan topics, and List of basic Iceland topics, all of which are currently completed to a higher level of quality than this page. In other words, much work needs to be done: the List of basic India topics is incomplete, needs your editing contributions, and is especially in need of pictures!


The guide makes a list of tools, scripts and suggestions required for editing WikiProject India related articles.


The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Indian articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject India}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.

Peer reviewEdit

The peer review department conducts peer reviews of India-related articles on request; this helps to obtain ideas for further improvement by having contributors who may not have previously worked on particular articles examine them. Project members are invited to submit articles to the department in lieu of using the generic peer review process.


The photography department aims to provide a collection of high-quality photographs and images for use in India articles.


The cartography department aims to create a collection of high-quality maps for use in India articles. The department gathers existing public domain and free-license maps as well as creating new ones from other materials where no suitable maps can be found. All project members are welcome to request additional maps that may be needed for particular articles from the department.


The Requested articles and Request department aims to organize, create and elevate the status of requested articles as well as properly categorize all newly created articles and remember to tag with wikiproject India.


The Kitchen of WikiProject India has a list of Indian cuisine related personal user awards from where you can give food barnstars to others.

Project guidelinesEdit

Manual of StyleEdit

Indic scripts in leadEdit

Per the Manual of Style page on India-related articles, avoid the use of Indic scripts in the lead sections or infoboxes. Instead, use International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciation guides, which are more international. Exceptions are articles on the script itself, articles on a language that uses the script, and articles on texts originally written in a particular script. This does not apply to articles that are not predominantly within the scope of WikiProject India.

Project organisationEdit

Check Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Workgroups to see the Project organisation.

Project bannerEdit

Place this WikiProject notice {{WikiProject India}} at the top of an article's Talk page to direct editors to the Wikiproject India. Please refer to Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Project banner for banner usage guidelines.

WikiProject India userbox templatesEdit

Wikitext userbox where used
{{Template:User WikiProject India}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject India.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP India}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject India.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Punjab}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Punjab.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Andhra Pradesh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Arunachal Pradesh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Assam}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Assam.
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Bihar}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Bihar.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Bihar}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Bihar.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Chhattisgarh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Goa}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Goa.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Gujarat}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Gujarat.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Haryana}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Haryana.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Himachal Pradesh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Jharkhand}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Karnataka}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Karnataka}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Kerala}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Kerala.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Madhya Pradesh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Maharashtra}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Maharashtra}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Manipur}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Manipur.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Meghalaya}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Mizoram}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Mizoram.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Mizoram}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Mizoram.
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Nagaland}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Nagaland.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Nagaland}}
 This user comes from Nagaland.
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Odisha}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Odisha.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Odisha}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Odisha.
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Rajasthan}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Rajasthan}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Sikkim}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Sikkim.
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Tamil Nadu}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Tamil Nadu}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Telangana}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Telangana}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Tripura}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Tripura.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Uttar Pradesh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Uttarakhand}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP West Bengal}} linked pages
Union territories:
{{Template:User WP Andaman and Nicobar Islands}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Chandigarh}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Dadra and Nagar Haveli}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Daman and Diu}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Delhi}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Delhi.
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Jammu and Kashmir}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Jammu and Kashmir2}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Jammu and Kashmir}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Ladakh}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Ladakh.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Ladakh}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Ladakh.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Lakshadweep}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Pondicherry}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Puducherry}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Puducherry}} linked pages
{{Template:User Indian cinema task force}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Indian cities}} linked pages
{{Template:User WPDRAVCIV}}
 This user is a member of
Dravidian civilizations
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject India Education Program}}
 This user participates in the
India Education Program
linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Indian literature}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Indian railways}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Indian television}} linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject South Asia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP South Asia}} linked pages

Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Templates for other user templates.

WikiProject AwardEdit

If you notice someone making outstanding contributions to this project or any of the descendant WikiProjects, please feel free to give them any of the following barnstars.

The India StarEdit

Syntax: {{subst:The India Star|message ~~~~}}. It will produce:

  The India Star
Your message here ~~~~

The Indian Barnstar of National MeritEdit

Syntax: {{subst:The Indian Barnstar of National Merit|message ~~~~}}. It will produce:

  The Indian Barnstar of National Merit

Other templatesEdit

Name What it produces Uses
{{WikiProject India}}
WikiProject India (Rated Project-class)
 This page is within the scope of WikiProject India, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of India-related topics. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page.
Project This article has been rated as Project-Class on the project's quality scale.
To be placed on article talk pages, designates that an article is within the scope of the Project, articles can also be rated to find their overall quality and importance.
{{WPIN-Member}} Optional large banner in which users can display on their Userpage telling viewers that they are a member of the Project, can replace the Userbox or be an addition to it,
{{WikiProject India invitation}} To be placed on User talk pages of users who you have noticed contribute regularly to India related articles, if they decide to join they will list themselves on the list of participants. You can add a custom message as well as your signature in the template by using the code,

{{subst:WikiProject India invitation|sign=~~~~|message=}}
{{User WP India}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject India.
Designates that a User is a member of this Wikiproject. This can be used instead or as well as the above banner. Adds WikiProject India top icon to user page. Also, adds user to the category of WikiProject India members.
{{User WPIndia}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject India
{{Indian Barnstar}}
  The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
this WikiAward was given to {{subst:PAGENAME}} by ~~~ on ~~~~~
To be awarded to users who are greatly involved in the project
{{subst:Indian Barnstar|1=Put your message here.}}
{{WikiProject India talkback}}
Namaste, WikiProject India. You have received at least one new message at the [[{{{1}}}|Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics]]. Please continue the discussion there!
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Talkback}} template.
Talkback notification for WT:INB
{{subst:WikiProject India talkback|Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics|question title goes here|ts=~~~~}}


For information on which stubs to use on India-related articles, see the list of stubs at Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Stub templates.

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Other templatesEdit

See Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Templates for noticeboard, WikiProject, portal, and userbox templates.