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All Indian Acts on Wikisource[edit]

Hello, Mahitgar, I would like to see all Indian Acts on Wikisource, do you know of anyone else who might be working on this? I'm programmer and I can parse pdf's and websites, do you think can be a good source get all the acts? Hargup (talk) 18:59, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

@Hargup: See Portal:India, I have already added many acts there. The most authentic site for getting the acts is the site of the Gazette of India, failing which, the law ministry site's annual compilations texts of central acts is the next best source. Hrishikes (talk) 02:40, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Request in examining copyright status[edit]

Just noting that in response to your WS:CV request about , Hrishikes (talkcontribs) wrote "It can be uploaded to Commons with PD-old-70-1923 license." I am closing that section of WS:CV. John Vandenberg (chat) 02:25, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Missing page, where to fix from? =[edit]

In a set of scans I've found a missing page before this one:- Page:A_Collection_of_the_Acts_passed_by_the_Governor_General_of_India_in_Council,_1882_Vol_2.djvu/370

The missing page showing the arrangement of the first few sections for the Jhansi Encumbered Estates Act, (No. 16 of 1882), so it's not immediately critical, but it would be nice to resolve it, at some point. 17:18, 27 February 2017 (UTC)


Please check another method of sidenote here. Hrishikes (talk) 12:47, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Style and titling guide on Indian Legislation?[edit]

If interested you could take look at the current incarnation of {{cl-act-paragraph}} and {{cl-act-title}} for one possible style suggestion. These should NOT be used for Indian legislation directly yet as they still need a LOT of work doing on them. I'm in the process of overhauling them and some higher level templates that call them.

Rather than directly try to follow the sidetitles/marginal citations style in the original (which is more complicated to do in HTML then it first looks), I decided to have a look at what the UK's online Statute Book ( did.

My reworking of {{cl-act-paragraph}} drew inspiration from their style model for "as enacted" legislation. The main consideration is that in most recent legislation the side titles are in effect a "heading" and so implementing these as a styled paragraph for "lead" titles, and a floated footnote for in-line titles and citations, seemed entirely reasonable.

If the higher level templates are used, anchors are added meaning that it's possible to cross-reference within the mainspace Transclusion of the document, (This isn't foolproof yet though.)

Using this layout (with the higher level templates) produces for a UK act an example like Railways_Act_1921 which I hope was reasonably clear for a reader, It's not perfect, but it may be a reasonable starting point.

I've checked this approach was all the normal layouts a transcluded work might use, and it looks reasonable in all of them However, it is NOT yet completely up to the standard I'd like to suggest other people use. Some of the concerns are about it generating unnecessary blank paragraphs (and thus line-feeds), something I will be looking into at some point.

If you were looking into making an {{il-paragraph}} and {{il-title}} then I would suggest to use the templates I've mentioned as a guide, and code from scratch. Of course if there is something like it may be wise to see what style they use, and try to reasonably use something like it as that's what potential readers would most likely be familar with.

Also, as you may note many UK Acts have a short title, This would seem to also apply for Indian Acts given that many aspects of Indian procedure and practice derive from the British. I was partly responsible for getting a Lua module written to generate appropriately formatted links for UK short-titles. (It's not fool-proof, as I've sometimes had name collisions with non UK acts.). You could look into whether you would want something similar to cross-reference Indian Acts, if interested.

Currently you seem to be uploading using a <name> Act <year> format, I'm not sure if this is an issue you'd considered but.. Copyright Act 1956 is a UK act whereas Indian Copyright Act 1957 is the Indian one. Although in context it may be obvious (from context) to a more experienced reader which is the UK act, and which is the Indian one, you may want to consider if adding a suffix like (India) on the end of the filenames for future uploads might help reduce confusion. Another example would be Copyright Act 1911 (UK act) and Indian Copyright Act 1914 (being the Indian Act which implemented portions of the former in the then British India.), Neither of those should naturally be confused with Copyright Act of 1909 which is an unrelated act of the US Congress. ... :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:09, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

My apologies, I've noted that others HAVE used a suffix, when uploading. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:04, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Index:Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.djvu[edit]

I formatted the first 4 pages of this, albiet I later reformated the first 2 pages.

However, I backed off as a different proofread/validation standard was being applied across the work.

How formatted are these supposed to be when marked as proofread/validated? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:44, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Requesting info & help[edit]

@ User:Hrishikes & User:Bodhisattwa while referring to national education movement I came across a name of Bengali aristocrat named w:Brajendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury Information about him in online english language resources seems to be limited but prima facia he and his musician son Birendra (?) both are likely to have encyclopedic notability. One freedom fighter Purnendu prasad Bhattaacharya seems to be Brajendra's grandson.

So I started a stub article w:Brajendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury en en wikipedia. Please see if you would like toadd any info to the article specialy from Bengali language resources and also see if his if his death year can be confirmed.

And if his writings are copyright free by now then whether we can bring those on en-wikisource.

Mahitgar (talk) 07:20, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

See here:,_Acharya_Brajendra_Kishore (Bengali version of the article is much more detailed). His works are copyrighted. Hrishikes (talk) 10:08, 24 June 2017 (UTC)