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Index:Acts of the Constituent Assembly of India 1949.djvuEdit

Can you take another look at this? Some of the Acts listed in the TOC at the front do not seem to appear in the collection? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:24, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00:Index:Acts of the Constituent Assembly and Dominion Legislature of India 1949.pdfHrishikes (talk) 09:59, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00: — Act 67 hereHrishikes (talk) 15:08, 8 January 2019 (UTC)


FYI the London edition is already up at Index:Kangaroo, 1923.pdf. BethNaught (talk) 16:43, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

@BethNaught: -- That should have been listed on the Author page. Hrishikes (talk) 17:14, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but I didn't upload the file so I didn't notice. I only mentioned it to save you 30ish pages if you were going to work on it—which you'd have noticed if you'd searched "Kangaroo" before uploading. BethNaught (talk) 12:01, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Page:Bengali Religious Lyrics, Śākta.pdf/113Edit

Most surprised.. I'd redlinked the authors and found one had already been created. Any chance you could re-target the others appropriately? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:26, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

  1. Dasarathi Ray: d:Q19739503
  2. Dwijadas: (real name: Baikunthanath Chakraborty)
  3. Kamalakanta Bhattacharya: d:Q15708479
  4. Kangal: d:Q3350994
  5. Ramkrishna Roy: 1748-1798 (,, adopted son of w:Rani Bhabani
  6. Nilkantha Mukhopadhyay: d:Q16345723
Thank you, I've updated the ones I could. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 17:38, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
And I will embarassingly say now that I can only read English (and conventional Latin script at that (sigh) ), perhaps @Beleg Tâl: and others can also assist? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 17:47, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Kangaroo, 1923.pdfEdit

Not your upload, but this was showing the same issue of non-scans as the file you fixed earlier. Do we need a new template to categorise PDF files where this occurs? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 00:46, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: -- Both files are visible to me: [[File:Kangaroo, 1923.pdf and File:Kangaroo.pdf. Hrishikes (talk) 01:05, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Well to me certain pages certainly aren't. Page:Kangaroo, 1923.pdf/414 should have a scan but just shows a blank white page for example, when it SHOULD be showing a scan. There is thus something wrong with the PDF, as it should be displaying cleanly. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:48, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Page:Kangaroo, 1923.pdf/38 also. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:49, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00:  DoneHrishikes (talk) 14:19, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Young IndiaEdit

Hello, Today is the Birth anniversary of vetran freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. I am happy to say that I have finished proof-reading his book Young India on English Wikisource. However, I require some help with the appendix and also since this is my first book, there could be few mistakes. I will be happy in correcting those however would request someone to validate the same for me. Thanks. --Abhinav619 (talk) 04:47, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

@Abhinav619: -- TOC done. -- Hrishikes (talk) 01:47, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
@Hrishikes: started creating the book here, please review.--Abhinav619 (talk) 07:18, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
That would be a big project in itself. Cannot do it now. I am doing something complicated at present (the Constitution project), which takes much of my wiki-time. Sorry, maybe later. Hrishikes (talk) 10:35, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Abhinav619: Can you suggest a method to separate Young India (1916) book by Lajpat Rai from Young India journal by M.K.Gandhi to avoid confusion.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 06:41, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Djvu manipulation...Edit

Index:Ruffhead - The Statutes at Large - vol 8.djvu -

I found that had done a rescan, such that the missing page IS present as a JP2 file, as I indicate, any possibility you would be able to take the JP2 file linked (and possibly one more before it), and patch it into the Djvu file, such that the text layer doesn't mis-align? I appreciate I'll have to update the page list when the file is updated.

Index:Ruffhead - The Statutes at Large - vol 6.djvu - This needs 1 placeholders inserting after djvu page 7

Thanks. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 02:01, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: -- Both files fixed. Hrishikes (talk) 04:57, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Index:Ruffhead - The Statutes at Large - vol 8.djvuEdit

Thanks for the update but I found another issue. namely the inserted Schedules after pp652,

The Order should be 652, A, (blank) , B , (blank), 653 based on the page footers.

Would it be possible to swap the relevant pages for Schedule A and B over in the scans, and remove the duplicate scans for Schedule A?

I don't mind about loosing the pages at the very end of the file, so those can be speedy deleted during the re-alignments.. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:27, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: --   Done -- Hrishikes (talk) 04:57, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

File:The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of the British Empire Part 1.djvuEdit

Not your fault but in places a possible PDF->DJVU conversion has degraded the scan quality compared to the JP2 view on the IA view which I was using as a check for certain words and names.

IA doesn't seem to have a DJVU for this work.. Only a PDF.

The file can still be transcribed but generation of a higher quality scan (with equivalent layout) would be desirable if anyone was offering.. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 17:23, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: -- I have increased the resolution of the djvu file. Please check. Hrishikes (talk) 14:13, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
That's exactly what I was looking for thanks.. See also -, which appeared to be a single volume version , directly from the JP2 at IA . If it's now a duplicate, it isn't an issue if it gets deleted. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:17, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
One issue I have noted is "u" vs "n" in the DJVU images, which means I'm still checking against the IA direct scans. 20:50, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
I have kept the resolution at 300 dpi. The file is already big (> 100mb). Hrishikes (talk) 14:09, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Paintings of 72 India castesEdit

This book consists of 72 Castes of India is very artistic and published in 1837. Can you upload and link it to English wikisource. The link is: [1]. Thank you.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 06:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Rajasekhar1961:c:File:Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India.pdfHrishikes (talk) 07:37, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much sir. I am creating an index page. How to link them to the images in commons.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 07:06, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Rajasekhar1961:— Which image? — Hrishikes (talk) 07:13, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Rajasekhar1961:— Daniel Poor did not write it. He presented it. Written by T. Vardapillay. Hrishikes (talk) 07:17, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
So Daniel Poor is an editor for the volume. All the pages contain paintings only. Text is in Handwritten form. How to proofread it.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 07:27, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Rajasekhar1961:— You may follow the pattern of Twenty-four plates illustrative of Hindoo and European Manners in Bengal -- Hrishikes (talk) 07:43, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Rajasekhar1961: -- w:Daniel Poor was the painter, I think. It appears so, after reading this page. -- Hrishikes (talk) 07:49, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Created the author page of Author:Daniel Poor. Should I type the hand-written text material.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 11:19, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Hrishikes (talk) 13:26, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I have created the book page: Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India. Can anyone help in improving the images digitally. Thank you for the help.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 15:18, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Most of the images are moth-eaten and damaged. Hrishikes (talk) 16:06, 25 March 2019 (UTC)


Are you skilled in the reading and typing of Sanskrit (in Devanagari)? I'm looking for someone to help with the proofreading of a Sanskrit-English edition of the Bhagavad Gita. There is base text available at the Sanskrit Wikisource, but there are some obvious differences in the Sanskrit text. Although I can spot such differences, I do not have the skill to correct them. --EncycloPetey (talk) 17:24, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey: — Yes. If you point out the pages where correction is needed, I'll have a go. Done this page. Hrishikes (talk) 01:27, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Index:Bhagavad Gita - Annie Besant 4th edition.djvu is the index page. User:BethNaught has been adding the works of Annie Besant, and I recommended she do this one, as it will give us a scan-backed English translation of the Bhagavad Gita, and especially because the translation has praise from native Indians. I recommended that she pull the text from sa:WS as a basis, but there are differences between this edition and the text at sa:WS that need to be hammered out for proofreading.

BethNaught has crafted a script that will allow her to add the pages with formatting. If you can proofread the Sanskrit behind her as she works, that would be great. But thanks for anything you can do. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:45, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey: — I can proofread it, no problem. But first, I need to clear the style issues. A blank line is used between two lines of Sanskrit verse, and space is used before punctuation marks (।, ॥). This is somewhat unconventional in enWS, I think. Should we stick to this special style? Hrishikes (talk) 04:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
The spaces are present in the work, and are clearly intentional. We are trying to match the original Sanskrit as closely as possible. It's poetry, printed in couplets mostly, and I chose to recommend a blank line between them so that the spacing would match both with and without the additional centered line above that occasionally appears. If you think it's an issue, and recommend using <br /> instead, I'd make that suggestion to @BethNaught: on her talk page. There is already a thread there about this work. I suggest posting any discussion about style there so that it's all in one place. BethNaught is really in the driver's seat on this work. --EncycloPetey (talk) 04:44, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for helping out! I just have a question—I saw that here you removed an {{hwe}} template, but the word still appears correctly when transcluded—how does this work? Since when has this been possible? BethNaught (talk) 07:11, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

@BethNaught: See Wikisource:Scriptorium/Archives/2018-09#Words_hyphenated_across_pages_in_Wikisource_are_now_joined -- Hrishikes (talk) 08:07, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
@BethNaught: Reg. Page:Bhagavad Gita - Annie Besant 4th edition.djvu/88. Your original rendering at the end of verse 8 was स्वपन् श्वसन् (sleeping, breathing), as it should be. But the scan shows श्वसन् स्वपन् (breathing, sleeping), so I have changed it accordingly. The English translation is "sleeping, breathing", which shows that the Sanskrit rendering is wrong. It is merely a matter of word position, so I'll leave to you (as the primary editor), whether SIC template is indicated or not. Hrishikes (talk) 07:12, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, since the Sanskrit printing is erroneous, I think {{SIC}} should be used. Thank you for pointing this out! Could I ask you to add it, with the words the correct way round in the tooltip? Since I have no knowledge of Sanskrit I'd only need you to check it anyway... BethNaught (talk) 19:08, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Indic characters in Page:Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, a story of his life and work.djvu/430Edit

Could you please insert the Indic characters in the above. Going by the context I think it might be Bengali. It can then be validated. --kathleen wright5 (talk) 00:47, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

@Kathleen.wright5:  DoneHrishikes (talk) 01:07, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Folk-lore of the TelugusEdit

I have completed the proofreading of the book: Index:Folk-lore of the Telugus.djvu. There are some Advertisement pages at the end. Do we proofread them also. I need you help in identifying the author. Thank you very much.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 14:57, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

@Rajasekhar1961: -- I could not find anything about the author, except his other books. And secondly, proofreading of advertisement pages is optional. Hrishikes (talk) 01:24, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

A Virgin HeartEdit

Hi there,

could you please check File:A Virgin Heart.pdf. You uploaded it (to Wikisource, as I understand) in January, last year. At Hathitrust it is only searchable. Is it free? Can we indeed use it? As you perhaps know I've been working on it. See: Index:A Virgin Heart.pdf. Thanks for your answer. Greetings, --Dick Bos (talk) 09:57, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

@Dick Bos: -- It is PD-US. And HathiTrust has U.S. access to the file. It is OK here. Hrishikes (talk) 12:14, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
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