User talk:Khirurg

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SPA account returned[edit]

There is a recent activity by a new account that creates lots of ultranationlist pov-forks [[1]]. Most probably a returning editor (geo-location makes that clear too).Alexikoua (talk) 16:29, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Don't bother. Just blocked. Too bad they can't understand how disruptive they act to their own national interests.Alexikoua (talk) 16:13, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Do not again revert the edits for Battle of Hydaspes by this IP address. No sources have been given there, ridiculous over the top white supremacist claims have been made, hence genuine demands for direct sources have been made. Either give sources yourself or let the edits remain. Else action shall be taken against this vandalizing profile. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.97.48.11 (talk) 15:58, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Battle of Hydaspes[edit]

You mentioned a concern, "not sure about Majumdar 1952 though. Can you elaborate? --Kansas Bear (talk) 20:28, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes, question is, does it meet WP:RS? One it's a bit dated, and two it's published by Motilal Banarsidass, which to my knowledge has published some pretty crufty stuff about ancient India . Khirurg (talk) 22:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
R. C. Majumdar appears to check out as an academic historian, where as for being dated, I believe I see
  • Diodorus Siculus (90-30 BC). Bibliotheca Historica.
  • Quintus Curtius Rufus (60-70 AD). Historiae Alexandri Magni.
  • Plutarch (75 AD). The Life of Alexander the Great, Parallel Lives.
  • Arrian (early 2nd century AD).
...which are dated, but I know their usage on Wikipedia is prevalent. The Majumdar source does not reference any outlandish claims(Porus' capture), though he does give an intriguing perspective of Alexander on page 101. Also, Motilal Banarsidass publishing appears to check out, though I always try to find out who the author/editor is.
In contrast, Kaushik Roy's area of expertise appears to be modern warfare. Interesting.
Anyway, I was just curious. Thanks for answering my question. --Kansas Bear (talk) 00:12, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
I defer to you. If you think Majumdar checks out, that's fine by me. Khirurg (talk) 01:40, 20 July 2017 (UTC)