Talk:Vedaranyam March

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GA Review[edit]


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This review is transcluded from Talk:Vedaranyam March/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 20:09, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Nominator: Vensatry (Ping me)

Hi! I'll be reviewing this article for GA status, and should have my full review up shortly. It's my third review. I'll be assisted by an experienced Wikipedian. --Seabuckthorn  20:09, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for taking up the review. Vensatry (Ping me) 05:16, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose is "clear and concise", without copyvios, or spelling and grammar errors:
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
    See below for issues with lead & layout. Yes check.svg Done
  1. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. Has an appropriate reference section:
    B. Citation to reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  2. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  3. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
    See below for 3a issues.
  4. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  5. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:
    B. Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:
  6. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
    On hold for the 1b & 3a issues. Pass

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  • Fix First sentence (WP:LEADSENTENCE).
    • Definition and notability should be in the first sentence (WP:BETTER). Single-sentence paragraphs should be minimized (MOS:PARAGRAPHS). I recommend the following revision:
    • The Vedaranyam March or Vedaranyam Satyagraha of April 1930 was organised to protest the salt tax imposed by the British Raj in India and was the second of its kind following the Dandi March organised by Mahatma Gandhi,[1][2] under the Civil Disobedience Movement. The march was led by a group of 100 volunteers from the Indian National Congress (INC) under the leadership of C. Rajagopalachari—often referred to as "Rajaji". It began at Trichinopoly (now Tiruchirappalli) and ended in Vedaranyam, a small coastal town in Tanjore District.[3] By collecting salt directly from the sea, the marchers broke the salt law. Rajaji spoke to people along the march's route about the importance of Khādī, issues of 'social disabilities' (cast discrimination) and civil disobedience. The campaign ended on 28 April 1930 when the participants were arrested, following which Rajaji was imprisoned for six months.
      • Yes check.svg Done Vensatry (Ping me) 05:17, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
        • Fix First sentence (WP:LEADSENTENCE) --Seabuckthorn  05:42, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
          • WP:LEAD states that, "notability of the article's subject is usually established in the first few sentences". The suggested version has a very long sentence, which can be cut down. Vensatry (Ping me) 14:50, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
            • I'm not sure I agree with your point here because the article is too short and the first few sentences for articles in general may be deduced to the first sentence in this case. So if you don't mind, I'd like to comfirm with my mentor because I feel I may be wrong here. --Seabuckthorn  15:21, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
              • I have no issues. You may contact your mentor if you need further assistance. Vensatry (Ping me) 15:49, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
                • Your version is OK. Pass. --Seabuckthorn  16:54, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

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  • Use a different more neutral heading for section Aftermath (MOS:BODY).
    • I don't think it violates WP:NPOV in anyway. The Salt March article uses the same heading to show the after effects. Vensatry (Ping me) 05:17, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Fix single-sentence paragraphs (MOS:PARAGRAPHS). The number of single-sentence paragraphs should be minimized. Fix the single-sentence paragraph in the section Aftermath "A fortnight later, Rajaji was transferred From the Trichinopoly prison to Madras, then to the Bellary Central Jail". Fix the single-sentence paragraph in the lead "The campaign ended on 28 April 1930 when the participants were arrested, following which Rajaji was imprisoned for six months."


  • The article is very short; compare to Salt March. I think more information about the march and its place in Indian history could be added.
    • The march is not as significant as the one led by Gandhi. I'm sure many of the Tamils would not have come across this one. Most of the sources, including Rajaji's biography document only a little about this march. I'll try to do some more research and expand the article. Vensatry (Ping me) 05:17, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
      • I agree with your point here. I myself referred a couple of sources here and there, mainly by Bipan Chandra. I think we can find something more in any RS on Tamil Nadu freedom struggle if it's available, although I couldn't find one. Besides that, I'm glad to see your work here. Please update me when you have looked up few more sources. --Seabuckthorn  15:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

The copy-edit helped improve the prose a lot. I'm putting the article on hold. All the best! --Seabuckthorn  18:20, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

@Seabuckthorn: I'm taking a short wiki-break for five days. However, there are chances that I edit intermittently. So requesting you to hold the nomination until the 7th day. Vensatry (Ping me) 11:38, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
I feel that this article is very thorough. I must compliment you at your hardwork overall and particularly in this article. I don't think it would be fair to hold the article for this issue (3a issue). I have been trying to obtain a book related to this Google Book - "The Press in Tamil Nadu and the Struggle for Freedom", but no luck. I think the article has already passed the GA goalpost and you must continue improving it to take it to FA. All the best!

So I'm passing the article to GA status. --Seabuckthorn  12:39, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Seabuckthorn, so kind of you! I'll try to find more on the "aftereffects" and expand further. Vensatry (Ping me) 13:54, 8 January 2014 (UTC)