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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to improve organisation and standardised look and feel of articles related to the Indian state of Karnataka.

If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

Project Scope[edit]

The scope of this project is essentially creation and curation of articles and sections relating to Karnataka. Almost all of these will be (eventually) categorised under Category:Karnataka and Category:India

Project Goals[edit]

(Arunram: These goals needs a review for coverage and currency by the volunteers)

  1. Creation of a generally standard look and feel for all Karnataka-related articles.
  2. To produce as many Featured Articles as possible related to Karnataka.
  3. To produce as many Good Articles as possible related to Karnataka.
  4. To write as many Did you know articles as possible related to Karnataka.
  5. Karnataka-related Tourist Attractions to be given more importance and it should be improved with suitable images of the places, since these articles will be read by many from outside India.
  6. Those who read about Karnataka should have the feeling that they should visit Karnataka and India.

Project context[edit]


Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

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Active members[edit]

To join WikiProject Karnataka, edit this section and add * {{User|yourusername}} and any comments to the end of the following list of members.

Former members[edit]

Member userboxes[edit]

You may place either {{User WikiProject Karnataka}} or {{User WP Karnataka}} on your user page to display one of the following userboxes:

Seal of Karnataka.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Karnataka.
India Karnataka locator map.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Karnataka.

Either of these templates will add your user page to:

For other Karnataka user templates, please see:


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.


The outreach department guides its members on strengthening the sense of community in this project. Members' tasks include welcoming new members in the project, helping other editors in the project, managing the newsletters and helping the general project community to be in touch.

Article Collaboration[edit]

The Current Karnataka Collaboration seeks to identify particular articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort. Every week, a single article is selected as the focus, and the project attempts to improve it, potentially to featured article standards.

Any articles dealing with some aspect of Karnataka (except for current featured articles and featured article candidates) are eligible, and everyone is invited to nominate articles.



Lot of articles in Karnataka related to People, Places, Culture, Natural wonders do not have pictures to support them. Bangalore is the home of numerous photography clubs. Creating awareness and requesting contributions to commons would go a long way in articles being more comprehensive.

Also there is little audio and video content on Karnataka. This would be a big benefit for articles related to Dance and Art forms or people. We would like to encourage content contributions in this area.



Project standards[edit]

Naming conventions[edit]


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Project Toolbox[edit]

WikiProject Karnataka notice[edit]

Place this WikiProject notice Template:WP India at the top of an article's Talk page to direct editors to the WikiProject Karnataka for guidelines.

To use it, place {{WP India|karnataka=yes}} at the top of an article's Talk page. It will produce:

WikiProject India / Karnataka (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis 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 page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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For Karnataka related stubs use the {{karnataka-stub}} template. If it is about the geography of Karnataka, the {{Karnataka-geo-stub}} may also be used in addition. This will go into the Category:Karnataka geography stubs category and Category:Karnataka stubs.


Featured content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

This is a list of Featured articles related to Karnataka:

# Article FAC Discussion
& Promotion
Major Contributor Main page appearance
1 Cscr-featured.png Bangalore 24-Mar-2006 AreJay (talk · contribs) 02-May-2006
2 Cscr-featured.png Chalukya dynasty 24-Nov-2006 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
3 Cscr-featured.png Hoysala Empire 24-Dec-2006 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) 08-Mar-2008
4 Cscr-featured.png Vijayanagara Empire 31-Jan-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
5 Cscr-featured.png Hoysala architecture 03-Mar-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) 01-Dec-2007
6 Cscr-featured.png Western Chalukya Empire 26-Mar-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
7 Cscr-featured.png Rashtrakuta Dynasty 28-Apr-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
8 Cscr-featured.png Political history of medieval Karnataka 04-Jun-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
9 Cscr-featured.png Western Ganga Dynasty 28-Jun-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
10 Cscr-featured.png Karnataka 26-Jul-2007 WP:KAR Collaboration 01-Nov-2007
11 Cscr-featured.png Kingdom of Mysore 03-Nov-2007 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
12 Cscr-featured.png Mysore 17-Dec-2007 Amarrg (talk · contribs) 29-Dec-2009
13 Cscr-featured.png Western Chalukya architecture 20-Jan-2008 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) 10-Mar-2009
14 Cscr-featured.png Kannada literature in the Vijayanagara Empire 24-May-2008 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
15 Cscr-featured.png Mangalore 31-Aug-2008 Kensplanet (talk · contribs) TBD
16 Cscr-featured.png Literature in the Hoysala Empire 06-Sep-2008 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
17 Cscr-featured.png Kannada literature in the Western Chalukya Empire 25-Nov-2008 Dineshkannambadi (talk · contribs) TBD
18 Cscr-featured.png Vithoba 31-Dec-2008 Redtigerxyz (talk · contribs) 03-Mar-2009
19 Cscr-featured.png Political history of Mysore and Coorg (1565–1760) 13-Oct-2009 Fowler&fowler (talk · contribs) 25-Mar-2010

Featured lists[edit]

  • none at the moment

Article coverage initiatives[edit]

Karnataka 1000[edit]

Topics for coverage of Karnataka1000:

Topic Category Article Count Topics in Category Status
EN: Art & Architecture
KN: ಕಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಸ್ತುಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ
50 Folks Art To start
EN: Culture
KN: ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ
100 To start
EN: Literature
KN: ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ
100 EN: Vachana Sahitya, Dasa Sahitya
KN: ವಚನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ, ದಾಸ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ
To start
EN: Geography
KN: ಭೂಗೋಳ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ
100 Mountains, Hills, Lakes, To start
EN: History
KN: ಇತಿಹಾಸ
100 EN: Dynasties, Kings, Kingdoms, Wars, War memorials
KN: ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳು, ರಾಜರು, ರಾಜ್ಯ/ಅಧಿಪತ್ಯಗಳು, ಯುದ್ದಗಳು, ಯುದ್ದ ಸ್ಮಾರಕಗಳು
To start
KN: ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿ
EN: Food
KN: ಆಹಾರ
100 To start
EN: Sport
KN: ಕ್ರೀಡೆ
100 To start
EN: People
KN: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನರು
100 To start
EN: Awards
KN: ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳು
50 To start
EN: Entertainment
KN: ಮನೋರಂಜನೆ
100 To start
EN: Science
KN: ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ
100 To start
EN: Business
KN: ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳು
100 To start
EN: Government
KN: ಸರ್ಕಾರ
100 To start
EN: Language
KN: ಭಾಷೆ
100 To start
EN: Animals, Flora and Fauna
KN: ಪ್ರಾಣಿಗಳು, ಸಸ್ಯ ಸಂಪತ್ತು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಸಂಕುಲ
100 To start

Karnataka 100[edit]

This initiative would be to choose a subset of the Karnataka1000 article list that is truly representative of Karnataka across various facets. The Karnataka100 would then be the focus of translations across Indian language wikis and other international language wikis.

At this stage we would involve translators from other languages or projects.

Potential Indic languages for translation of Kannada100 are:

  1. Tamil
  2. Malayalam
  3. Telugu
  4. Hindi
  5. Bengali
  6. Marathi
  7. Marathi
  8. Gujarati
  9. Urdu
  10. Sanskrit

Articles todo[edit]

Articles for Improvement and Expansion[edit]

Articles currently in FAC[edit]

Articles currently in PR[edit]

Articles in pipeline for PR[edit]

  • You can help with copyedit, NPOVing, orientation of images etc.


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.