Choice in Chaos: A Wikipedian’S Autobiography

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Partridge Publishing, Mar 16, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 334 pages
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Author Gangadhar Bhadani was once described by Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia, as the most prolific Indian Wikipedian. He was in the top ten worldwide contributors for months. In Choice in Chaos, Bhadani shares his life story, a tale spanning the six decades of his life so far. It features several streams that flow concurrently: autobiographical accounts and anecdotes, along with a number of select books that passed through his life with a golden streakhis activities, his contributions, and his experience as a Wikipedian. In colorful and candid language, Bhadani describes his childhood, adolescence, and multidimensional adulthood, painting a vivid picture of India along the way. At the age of fifty-five, he began to engage seriously with the English version of Wikipedia, and that connection has profoundly changed his life. This unusual memoir presents the personal narrative of an Indian bank officer who has made extensive contributions to Wikipedia since 2005.
 

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Be Bold But Not Overbold
Big Bright And Beautiful
Parkinsonnites Playing Pranks
Champanagar And The Anga
A Mahuri In Magadha
All Roads Lead To The Silk Road
Better Than The Best Blockhead
Across The Vindhyas

Indraprastha To Mayanagri 8 Land Of Five Rivers
The Grand Chord
Nine Months Of Madhuyamini
A Village Is Everything
Karharbari Coal Veins
Armenian Street To Mount Road
The Indian French Reverie
Not Exactly Rural
Johar Jharkhand
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Gangadhar Bhadani is a retired bank officer and a prolific Wikipedian. Since his birth in 1951, he has lived in seventeen places in twenty-three different dwellings in many parts of India. He currently lives in Harmu Housing Colony, Ranchi (Jharkhand State), India.

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