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I think of it as it should have been with its prolixities docked, its dullnesses enlivened, its fads eliminated, its truths multiplied.

First edit: October 6, 2006. Total number of edits: over 30,000

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Articles created or majorly worked on[edit]

My images[edit]

Maps I have added to Wikipedia from personal collection[edit]

The British Indian Empire, 1909 
The prevailing religions in the Indian empire, 1909 
Indian Empire, Prevailing Religions: Hindus, 1909 
Prevailing religions, Muslims, British Indian Empire, 1909 
British Indian Empire, 1909: Percentage of Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains 
Indian railways trunk lines, 1853 
Map of Indian Railways in 1871 produced by the UK government India Office for the House of Commons committee on Indian Railways. 
The railway network in India when it was the fourth largest in the world. 
India in 1700 showing the Mughal Empire and the European trading settlements. 
The presidency town of Madras in a 1908 map. Madras was established as Fort St. George in 1640. 
The presidency town of Bombay (shown here in a 1908 map) was established in 1684. 
The presidency town of Calcutta (shown here in a 1908 map) was established in 1690 as Fort William
Map of India in 1765. 
Map of India in 1795. 
Map of India in 1805. 
Map of India in 1823. 
Map of India in 1837. 
Map of India in 1848. 
Map of India in 1857. 
Expansion of British Bengal and Burma. 
North-Western Provinces, constituted in 1836 from erstwhile Ceded and Conquered Provinces
Punjab annexed in 1849. 
Oudh annexed in 1856. 
The British Indian Empire in 1880, when, three years after the formal name-change to "Empire of India," it was still being called "British India". 
The British Indian Empire in 1893, after the annexation of Upper Burma and incorporation of Baluchistan. (uploaded by me, but not from personal copy) 
A map of the British Indian Empire in 1907 during the partition of Bengal (1905–1912). 
The Indian Empire in 1915 after the reunification of Bengal, the creation of the new province of Bihar and Orissa, and the re-establishment of Assam. 
Madras Presidency shown in an 1880 map. 
Bombay Presidency in an 1880 map. 
Bengal Presidency in 1880. 
An 1880 map of Central Provinces. The province had been constituted in 1861. 
1908 map of Central Provinces and Berar. Berar was included in 1903. 
Beluchistan, shown as an independent kingdom along with Afghanistan and Turkestan, in an 1880 map. 
Beluchistan, shown as a part of the British Indian Empire in a 1908 map. 
North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1857 
An 1885 map of famines in India between 1800 and 1878. 

Pictures I have added to Wikipedia from personal collection[edit]

Engraving from The Graphic, October 1877, showing the plight of animals as well as humans in Bellary district, Madras Presidency, British India during the Great Famine of 1876–78
"Famine in India" front cover of Illustrated London News, February 21, 1874 
Famine in Bengal: Grain-boats on the Ganges. Illustrated London News, March 21, 1874 
Famine relief at Bellary, Madras Presidency, The Graphic, October 1877 
Engraving from The Graphic, October 1877, showing two forsaken children in the Bellary district of the Madras Presidency during the famine. 
A second-day cancellation of the series, "Inauguration of New Delhi," issued by the Government of British India, February 1931 
A first day cover issued on 1 April 1937 by the Government of British-ruled Burma to commemorate the separation of Burma from the British Indian Empire 
The stamp series "Victory" issued by the Government of British India to commemorate allied victory in World War II 
The reigning British monarchs during the period of the British Raj, 1858–1947, as seen in silver one rupee coins.
Two silver one rupee coins used in India during the British Raj, showing Victoria, Queen, 1862 (left) and Victoria, Empress, 1886 (right) 
Silver one rupee coins showing Edward VII, KIng-Emperor, 1903 (left) and 1908 (right) 
Silver one rupee coins used in India during the British Raj, showing George V, King-Emperor, 1913 (left) and 1919 (right) 
One rupee coins showing George VI, KIng-Emperor, 1940 (left) and just before India's independence in 1947 (right). 

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My barnstars and other awards[edit]

British India

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Thank you for quality articles such as Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760), for historic maps of India from your personal collection, for removing POV from the start, for images, and for relying on good faith, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:55, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For your marvelous scrutiny of List of Param Vir Chakra recipients and its parent article. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 02:20, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
BoNM - Pakistan Hires.png The Pakistan Barnstar of National Merit
In recognition of all your quality contributions covering the history of Pakistan; past, present and future. Knowing your editing history, I believe this barnstar should have been awarded a decade ago :) Mar4d (talk) 08:23, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
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Incredible work on the V.S Naipaul Page .Thanks a lot! Pranay.rocking (talk) 16:12, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
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For behaving like a normal human being I congratulate you. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:25, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
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Did you notice? You just got 1000 edits on India! Thanks a lot for maintaining the FA status of the article for so long. That was really thumbs up Great! TheSpecialUser TSU 12:19, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
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For your work on a controversial topic Pakistan Murdabad. You have transformed that article. Well done Darkness Shines (talk) 20:45, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
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In appreciation of your praiseworthy and remarkable effort in promoting India to FA status, as well your invaluable work on India-related articles. I do hope you continue with your wonderful work for a long time. Cheers! :-) Joyson Prabhu Holla at me! 06:35, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Indian barnstar.png The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
This user has been nominated by the community of Indian editors for recognition as a Noteworthy Wikimedian at WikiConference India 2011. AshLin (talk) 14:08, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Awarded for work on the controversial Jat people article, despite some incredible hostility. SH 10:47, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
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You are hereby conferred the barnstar of Integrity for your work on India related topics, specially Gandhi, by Nameisnotimportant (talk) 22:32, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
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For your valuable effort in retaining the FA status of India Commander (Ping Me) 14:47, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Simply for the sheer volume of patience (amount of patience, volume of patience, whatever) you have in discussions in Talk:India Yes Michael?Talk 07:14, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
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For you contribution in India articleRahulText me 16:13, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks for your help in getting Interstate 70 in Colorado to Featured Article status. Dave (talk) 06:41, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
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The Editor's Barnstar presented to Fowler&Fowler for stupendous efforts at producing excellence in Wikipedia. ImpuMozhi (talk) 08:39, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
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Awarded to Fowler&fowler for his exceptional work on history-related articles. deeptrivia (talk) 21:19, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Windsor castle guyfawkesnight1776.jpg The Veneration of Virtue
In the name of V: For valiantly verifying the various vitriol in this voluminous venue and vanquishing the villains of vulgarity – vindicating the value of our venture – whilst voiding the visibility of your visage, I volunteer to you, Fowler&fowler, this veneration of virtue. KnowledgeHegemonyPart2 12:32, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
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For the excellent articles and the obscure yet important images you've contributed to Wikipedia. Keep up the good work RavichandarMy coffee shop 08:39, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
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for your impressive and academic contributions to wikipedia articles 03:28, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
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for letting the obscurantist trolls feel the heat of knowledge 02:19, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
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I award you this special barnstar for your work on Toda people Taprobanus 15:11, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
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In recognition of your efforts on the India page, I award you this barnstar. Your work and dedication isn't going unnoticed! GizzaDiscuss © 22:17, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
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Sir, you have an uncanny knack for throwing light on lesser known aspects. 15:14, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
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I hereby award you a tiger! For patient, controlled strength applied to the task of getting everyone to agree on how to list languages in the India infobox. Lexmercatoria 14:59, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
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For your uncompromising dedication to the key Wikipedia's policies of WP:NOR, WP:RS, and WP:V and your status as a valuable expert editor. Saravask 23:03, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
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I =Nichalp «Talk»=, award Fowler this barnstar for upholding wikipedia's core goals and values. =Nichalp «Talk»= 11:43, 21 February 2007 (UTC)]]
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Hey Fowler&fowler, I have been seeing a lot of your work, and I am impressed with the way you always support your edits with hard facts. And even with set backs, you never give up. Truly inspired Unre4Lﺍﹸﻧﺮﮮﺍﻝ UT 02:43, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
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For your good efforts to protect articles from disruptive POV pushers NadirAli نادر علی
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On behalf of Unre4L,Szhaider and I for defending us when we were falsely accussed,for trying to lift our spirits when we were unjustly blocked,and for your freindly advice. NadirAli نادر علی, Szhaider
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For your vigilance in protecting Wikipedia from POV-pushing nationalists, I award you this Editor's Barnstar. CiteCop 17:57, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

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