John Robb points to Wikipedia, a multilingual project to create a complete and accurate free content encyclopedia, saying “it is getting so good its scary. A true resource. Very cool to watch it go from 0 to light speed in 2 short years. Suggestion for Google: dump the dmoz open directory project (which has been rebranded the Google Web Directory) and replace it with Wikipedia.” Its an excellent example of what the community is capable of, given the right tool and leadership.
Here is the History of India page. Can be better, but a good, quick overview.