Centre for Civilisational Studies

The Centre for Civilisational Studies at Rashtram is dedicated to understanding the various branches of Indic Knowledge Systems (IKS) and to applying the IKS framework for solving the present-day problems confronting India and the world.

Civilisational Studies works with the aim of grounding India’s understanding of herself and of others through this framework of Indic dṛṣṭi with the conviction that it will help evolve organic leadership with a broad outlook, capable of addressing global problems using local expertise and wisdom.

CREATE

multiple platforms for exchange of ideas

Curate

indic knowledge in a modern context

Connect

engage in meaningful dialogues to stay informed

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MODES OF ENGAGEMENT

TRAINING

offering intensive and research-based, short-term & long-term courses related to IKS, humanities and social sciences

POLICY

contributing to various state and central education policies through research and constructive feedback

RESEARCH

integrating the IKS framework into the mainstream curricula of multiple disciplines across the humanities and social sciences

NETWORK

nurturing strong networks with traditional as well as mainstream scholars and researchers to conduct research, bring out academically rigorous publications, and elevate global consciousness through the wisdom of IKS

PARTNER

collaborating with various national and global universities, institutes and research organisations for the proliferation of research in IKS

CONSULT

offering consultation to research institutes, social org.s, public as well as private agencies, universities, schools, state and central govts., creative agencies, media, and NGOs

AREAS OF FOCUS

1

Indic Studies

2

Sanskrit Studies

3

Vedic Studies

4

Linguistics

5

Classical & Modern Indology

6

Philosophy

7

Philosophical Aesthetics

8

History

9

Cultural Studies

10

Literary Studies

11

Anthropology

12

Area Studies

13

Political Science

14

Leadership Studies

15

Education Theory

Team

Civilisational Studies Personnel

Sreejit Datta

Assistant Professor, Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies & Resident Mentor

Vinay A H

Research Associate

Experts

External field experts

Dr Jyotirmaya Tripathy

Professor, IIT Madras

Prof. C. Rajendran

Former Dean at Sreesankaracharya University

Prof. Michel Danino

Visiting Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar

Projects

International Journal of Studies in Public Leadership

Learn More

Courses

Rajadharma-Based Leadership

Decolonising The Indian Mind

Understanding 'Cultural Marxism'

Publications

Tathāgata, or the Buddhāvatāra of Hari

Arising in this holy land in an age of dreary nihilism, Buddhism invited with open arms the cynic-sceptic, the nihilist-pessimist,...

Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part II)

Who are the people who can steadfastly defend those ideals? Only those – who have hereditarily stayed aloof from the...

Surdas: Love, Music, Bhakti

The Poet-Seer Surdas is foremost of those Vaishnava Bhakti poets who have ennobled the lyrical tradition of the Braj Bhasha...