Studies and Research

India Policy Foundation (IPF) is a non-profit organisation committed to study, research and analyse diverse issues and to generate ideas for the benefit of society and humanity.
IPF works with many researchers, scholars, subject experts and policymakers for objective research, wider study and in-depth analysis. IPF aims to encourage diversity of ideas by associating with larger pool of independent scholars, thinkers and students. This diversity of ideas and approaches enhances learning and facilitates further research.
Though IPF doesn’t confine the scope of its study and research within certain areas, it prefers to focus on issues with longer impact on society and humanity. However, contemporary issues are also given required attention and study.
IPF conducts studies and researches on its own and also in association with other institutions and organisations. IPF also publishes research papers, reports, monographs, books, reviews, commentaries etc on diverse issues. Many of these publications are outcome of ideas and inputs from wide spectrum of independent scholars, academicians, writers, researchers and activists.
IPF welcomes proposals from thinkers, scholars, researchers etc on diverse issues important for society and humanity. IPF provides Fellowships and Scholarships to competent researchers and also supports independent scholars in their research and publications. Graduate students can also work with IPF as interns. Please visit Scholarships and Fellowships and Internships and Exchange pages on this website for more details.
Some of the important issues and topics on which IPF look forward to associate with researchers and scholars are:
Vital Socio-Cultural Issues (Mahattvapurn Samajik-Sanskritik Vishay)
Contemporary Socio-Political Issues (Vartman Samajik-Rajnaitik Vishay)
Contemporary Socio-Economic Issues (Vartman Samajik-Arthik Vishay)
Critical Global Issues (Mahattvapurn Vaishvik Vishay)
Human Rights and European History (Manavadhikar evam Europe ka Itihaas)
Human Rights and 500 Years of Western Civilisation (Manavadhikar evam Pashchimi Sabhyata ke 500 Varsh)
Sustainable Economic Principles and Practices (Satat Arthik Prakriyaen evam Siddhant)
Issues Critical for Social Harmony (Samajik Samrasta ke liye Mahattvapurn Vishay)
National Unity vs. Social Fragmentation (Rashtriya Ekta banam Samajik Vighatan)
Indian Values and Constitution (Bharatiya Mulya evam Samvidhan)
De-colonising the Mind (Manasik Ghulami se Mukti)
Indian Thinkers and their Contribution (Bharatiya Vidwan evam Unka Yogdaan)
Indian Historiography (Bharatiya Itihaas Lekhan Parampara)
Alien Influences on Indian Art and Entertainment (Bharatiya Kala evam Manoranjan par Bahari Prabhav)
Designs to Transform Indian Culture (Bharatiya Sanskriti ko Badalne ke Prayas)
Collective Heritage of Indian Sub-Continent (Bharatvarsha ki Samuhik Dharohar)
Indian Knowledge Traditions (Bharatiya Gyan Parampara)
Vocabulary of Indian Thought (Bharatiya Vichar Shabdavali)
Idea of India (Bharat Bodh)
Idea of India as per Swami Vivekanand, Sri Aurobindo, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Ravindra Nath Tagore, Bhagini Nivedita, Mahatma Gandhi, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Sardar Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. K.M. Munshi, C. Rajgopalachari, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya, Vinoba Bhave, Dharampal, Jiddu Krishnamurti and other prominent modern Indian thinkers
India, as Understood by Us (Hamari Samajh mein Bharat)
India, as Understood by Others (Dusron ki Samajh mein Bharat)
Concept of Dharma (Dharma ka Siddhant)
Gods and Goddesses in Indian Culture (Bharatiya Sanskriti mein Devi-Devta)
Iconography in India (Bharat mein Pratimavidya)
Indian Approaches to Life and Living (Bharatiya Jeevan Darshan)
Human Rights in Indian Philosophy (Bharatiya Darshan mein Manavadhikar)
Political Systems in Indian Civilisation (Bharatiya Sabhyata mein Rajnitik Vyavsthaen)
Economics in Indian Knowledge Sources (Bharatiya Gyan mein Arthshastra)
Sociology in Indian Knowledge Sources (Bharatiya Gyan mein Samajshastra)
Psychology in Indian Knowledge Sources (Bharatiya Gyan mein Manovigyan)
Comparative Study of Indian and Western Philosophy about:
Concept of Human (Manav ki Avadharna)
Concept of Nature and Environment (Prakriti evam Paryavaran ki Avadharna)
Concept of Time (Kaal/Samay ki Avadharna)
Concept of Living Being (Jeev ki Avadharna)
Concept of God (Ishwar ki Avadharna)
Concept of End and Extinction (Pralay/Anta ki Avadharna)
Concept of Knowledge (Gyan ki Avadharna)
Other important issues:
Third Way: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism
Development and Sustainability
Population and Nature
Productive Role of Senior Citizens
Crime against Children
Women’s Education and Employment
Empowerment of Divyangs
Police and Judicial Reforms
Consumerism and Crime
Prevention of Financial Frauds
100 Years of Khilafat Agitation
Khilafat and Partition
Data Security and Sovereignty
Technology and Monopoly
Uniform Civil Code
Conflicts of Interest in Public Sphere
Democracy and Parliamentary Reforms
Democracy and Electoral Reforms
Social Media and Society
Media Coverage of Crime, Atrocities and Discrimination
China, Tibet and Kashmir
India and China in 21st Century
Future of Pakistan
Migrants in Europe
And many more such issues ...