Gyaanipedia is a wiki website founded by Shaunak Chakraborty on 30 August 2018, the independent site came to force on 31 October 2018. The Slogan of this wiki website is Shows The Unseen Side. The headquarter was installed in Kolkata, India by CEO Shaunak Chakraborty.
Type of site
|Owners||Sudarshan Army, Gyaanimedia Foundation|
|Created by||Shaunak Chakraborty|
|Alexa rank|| Traffic Statistics|
|Launched||30 August 2018|
|Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)|
|Written in||MediaWiki, PHP, MariaDB, ICU, LuaSandbox, Lua|
Slogan and Motto
Since 2017 Shaunak Chakraborty is watching the Indian people who are struggling to create a page in Wikipedia, but we all knew it very well that how much difficult it is. He develop sympathy for those people of his nation and want to do something for them. On 1 April 2018 he invited his school juniors Anandita Bist, Sai Gaurav, Daksh, Akansha Kumari and Tejas for a group discussion on this topic, they suggested to create a site like Wikipedia. It was too difficult to create a same site. On 25 July 2018 Shaunak Chakraborty visited to a website makers for some suggestions, he told him the entire process that how he can create a site like Wikipedia. On 16 August 2018 Gyaanimedia Foundation was formed by Shaunak Chakraborty. Under this foundation finally the website Gyaanipedia was formed on 30 August 2018 which was an online historical day for those struggling people of India. This site was formed under Wikia which was powered by Fandom, then the MediaWiki site was finally launched on 31 October 2018. The first Indian online encyclopedia with no restrictions and also it is the first wiki website which have IST (Indian Standard Time) time zone. It works under the same Mediawiki open source software which Wikipedia is using. On 09 November 2018 the Hindi and Bangla version was launched, on 12 November 2018 Telugu version was launched.
At the initial days of Gyaanipedia, the wiki struggled a lot to gain a uprising statistics but always failed to do so. After completion of six months of this wiki that was March 2019 it started gaining the attention of the strugglers and the less popular people. The article creation process suddenly speeding up. Shaunak Chakraborty was the first person to complete 1000 articles as well as edits on the wiki.
- On August 2019, after completion of 1 years the wiki was having 5000+ articles. On the New Year week of 2020 it completes more than 10,000 articles on English Gyaanipedia.
- On 03 May 2020 Gyaanipedia make its space in the list of Top 10 Miraheze wikis coming on the 9th position.
Usually the contents of Gyaanipedia is free and under Creative Commons license but some contents like deleted pages of Wikipedia which were imported to the site are not free. There are some topics on which no one can reproduce it or write it in different form so for those articles, permission is taken from the actual author of the content.
- The Indian wiki: English · हिन्दी · বাংলা · తెలుగు · தமிழ் · मराठी · ગુજરાતી · ਪੰਜਾਬੀ · മലയാളം · ಕನ್ನಡ · मैथिली · भोजपुरी · Fiji Hindi · বেটুপাত · ଓଡ଼ିଆ · اُردُو · मारवाड़ी · हरयाणवी · संस्कृतम् · فارسی
- International wikis: Francais · Espanol · Italiano · 日本語 · Deutsch · Afrikaans · 中文 · Русский · Polski · Português do Brasil · 中文(台灣) · Qafár · Аҧсуа · Türkçe · Acèh
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Gyaanipedia's sister projects
- On 14 February 2019, after the Pulwama Attack on the Indian military convoy by the Pakistani funded organization, Shaunak Chakraborty banned all the IP addresses of Pakistan and completely blocked this platform for its citizens. On 15 April 2020 only readable right was granted to Pakistan.
On 01 April 2020 the site was banned in China as many countries were not in support of China.