Centre for South Indian Studies

About CSIS

Centre for South Indian Studies (CSIS) is a public charitable trust established in Delhi, engaged in academic study, research, and analysis of economic, social, historical, and political developments, both past and contemporary. CSIS commissions scientific research on various subjects and topics pertaining to South India, directly by its researchers, and funds studies of interests that conform to its aims and objectives. It also motivates academicians and students to take up new research initiatives to rework conventional narratives on South India to enable understanding of these topics scientifically. Apart from organising research programmes, CSIS also brings out publications periodically and carries out social awareness programmes. CSIS regularly organises lectures, debates, panel discussions and talks on various subjects related to South India. We also organise seminars and workshops, as part of our academic activity.


CSIS also runs a portal, www.dakshinavarta.comDakshināvarta aims to capture, assemble and consolidate the rich political history, culture, and traditions, the people, and the inspirational icons, reflecting the society and its changing times. It hopes to present a kaleidoscope of the socio-cultural history of Dakshin, its geopolitics, its culture and fine arts, and its spiritual traditions.