There are many kings and famous poets who contributed their roles in nurturing Hinduism. So, shall we consider asking questions regarding the famous people as on-topic?

For example,

  • Vikramaditya
  • Prithviraj Chauhan
  • Kalidas
  • Tulsidas
  • Chatrapathi Shivaji

I think we should consider having an tag.

  • +1 for asking it. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 7:36
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    I am damn sure, I got the -1 for saying to have an history tag. :P
    – Mr_Green
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 7:37

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He apparently shows up in the Bhavishya Purana, so questions about his role in that text would be on-topic. Questions about his place in the historical record ought to be off-topic.

Prithviraj Chauhan
Chatrapathi Shivaji

Definitely not. Other than being Hindus, they have nothing to do with Hinduism whatsoever. Questions about him go to History.SE.


I can see questions about his religious literature maybe being on-topic, particularly in the context of a comparison with the scriptures (e.g. why does Kalidasa's Recognition of Shakuntala differ from the Mahabharata in aspect X). Questions about Kalidasa's non-religious literature and about Kalidasa himself should be off-topic.


Tulsidas's Ramcharitmanas is definitely on-topic. His other religious literature may also be (cf. what I wrote for Kalidas). Again, non-religious literature and questions about Tulsidas himself are probably off-topic.

Think about the implications of what you're saying. Should we just give carte blanche for any question about people who are Hindu? That broadens the scope of this site to an unmanageable degree.

  • +1,Completely agree. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 7:36

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