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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.

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Editor of the Week
for the week beginning November 19, 2017
Veteran editor since 2006 with over 32000 edits, 49% in mainspace and edit summary usage of 98%. His continuous efforts are wonderful examples of collaborative editing. Has added dozens of personal collection images of maps and coins and stamps. Takes an active part in dialogues at Wikipedia talk:Noticeboard for India-related topics.
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India, V. S. Naipaul and British Raj
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First edit: October 6, 2006. Total number of edits: over 36,000

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Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
For the immense improvements made on South Asian history related article, most notably on Mughal Empire. Tubslubeamorepersempre (talk) 23:43, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
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On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons for reviewing a total of 2 Milhist articles at PR, GAN, ACR or FAC during the period April to June 2017. Thank you for supporting Wikipedia's quality content processes. AustralianRupert (talk) 05:07, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

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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)
Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
For behaving like a normal human being I congratulate you. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:25, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
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)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
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)
Content Creativity Barnstar.png The Content Creativity Barnstar
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)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
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)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
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)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Mighty Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
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)]]
Barnstar of National Merit.png The Barnstar of National Merit
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)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For your good efforts to protect articles from disruptive POV pushers NadirAli نادر علی
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
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
Editors Barnstar.png The Editor's Barnstar
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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