Gyaanipedia is a worldwide wiki website founded by Shaunak Chakraborty on 30 August 2018, the independent site came to force on 31 October 2018. The Slogan of this wiki website is Shows The Unseen Side. The headquarter was installed in Kolkata, India by CEO Shaunak Chakraborty.
Since 2016 Shaunak Chakraborty is watching the Indian people who are struggling to create a page in Wikipedia, but we all knew it very well that how much difficult it is. He develop sympathy for those people of his nation and want to do something for them. On 1 April 2018 he invited his school juniors Anandita Bist, Sai Gaurav, Daksh, Akansha Kumari and Tejas for a group discussion on this topic, they suggested to create a site like Wikipedia. It was too difficult to create a same site. On 25 July 2018 Shaunak Chakraborty visited to a website makers for some suggestions, he told him the entire process that how he can create a site like Wikipedia. On 16 August 2018 Gyaanipedia Foundation now known as Gyaanipedia Association was formed by Shaunak Chakraborty. Under this foundation finally the website Gyaanipedia was formed on 30 August 2018 which was an online historical day for those struggling people of India. This site was formed under Wikia which was powered by Fandom, then the MediaWiki site was finally launched on 31 October 2018. The first Indian online encyclopedia with no restrictions and also it is the first wiki website which have IST (Indian Standard Time) time zone. It works under the same Mediawiki open source software which Wikipedia is using. On 09 November 2018 the Hindi and Bangla version was launched, on 12 November 2018 Telugu version was launched.
Initially some of the Gyaanipedia versions are hosted on Wikia therefore many domains are ending with Wikia.com, the first wiki has the domain https://gyaanipedia.wikia.com but in late 2019 it was changed to fandom.com as it was the decision of the company. Due to this change many wikis with less articles has been deleted from Fandom.
At the initial days of Gyaanipedia, the wiki struggled a lot to gain a uprising statistics but always failed to do so. After completion of six months of this wiki that was March 2019 it started gaining the attention of the strugglers and the less popular people. The article creation process suddenly speeding up. Shaunak Chakraborty was the first person to complete 1000 articles as well as edits on the wiki.
Gyaanipedia on 14 position on 01 December 2019
On August 2019, after completion of 1 years the wiki was having 5000+ articles. On the New Year week of 2020 it completes more than 10,000 articles on English Gyaanipedia.
Gyaanipedia on 9th position on 03 May 2020
On 03 May 2020 Gyaanipedia make its space in the list of Top 10 Miraheze wikis coming on the 9th position.
On April 2021 its on the 2nd position.
The information of Gyaanipedia is used in the knowledge panels of various popular entities in Google