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 streak—his 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.