Institutions, Publications and Eminent Individuals Working on Minority Rights




This collection of the India related material in the directory seeks to bring together the names of national-level institutions, non-governmental organisations and scholars working in the area of minority rights in the country. On a surface view, this would seem an easy task as minority rights has emerged as a clearly defined area of academic and practical work in many parts of the world. However, in the Indian context, any attempt to prepare a compendium of institutions, organisations and scholars working on minority rights issues comes up with several difficulties.


First, the term minority is problematic in the Indian context. At one level, it refers to many marginalised and disadvantaged groups and communities which share three characteristics, namely, they are numerically small, are concentrated at the bottom of the economic scale in occupational terms, and are stigmatised. From this perspective, even the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are sometimes characterised as a minority.


Second, there is confusion whether the so-called minority groups should be identified at the level of a state or at an all-India level, and the term minority is used variously to denote groups which are in a numerical minority at the state level or in a particular district and which are numerically in a minority at the all-India level. Thus, while on the one hand communities such as the Kashmiri Brahmins in Jammu and Kashmir or Hindus in Murshidabad in West Bengal and in Malliapuram in Kerala (where Muslims enjoy a clear majority) are spoken of as a minority, on the other hand the term is reserved for communities which are clearly in a numerical minority at the all-India level. Thus, the Parsis, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims are spoken of as minorities because their numerical representation in the overall national population is small. Even here there is no uniformity of nomenclature. For example, Jains, whose representation in the population is miniscule as compared to some of the groups, which are generally seen as constituting minority communities, are not characterised as minority groups.


Third, while the basic law speaks of cultural and linguistic minorities in broad and general terms, it does not specify the groups, which are to be treated as such. One of the consequences of this constitutional silence is that the identification of groups and communities as minorities has been left to the administrative prerogative, at times to court verdicts. Thus, certain denominational orders flowing from the Hindu religious tradition have now been considered as minority groups. The Presidential Executive Order, which constitutes the basis for identification of minority groups in India, has notified five such communities as minority groups. Further, this identification applies at the all-India level. Thus, irrespective of its proportionate share in the population of a particular district of state, these five communities are treated as minority groups in India.


This significant fact has had a direct consequence in the preparation of this directory. One early decision that had to be made was, whether one should go along the commonplace usage of the term “minority” and include all those institutions and organisations that are working for those groups. Or, should one limit the compilation to those groups, which are officially recognised as minority communities? After considerable reflection, it was thought fit to define the scope of this directory in a way so that it can cover those institutions and organisations, which are specifically concerned with the rights of the groups, which are characterised as minority communities. Accordingly, included in this directory are those institutions, organisations and scholars, which are specifically concerned with Parsis, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Plus, we have included many institutions working for dalits and indigenous communities – the Constitution does not define them as minorities, but in terms of powerlessness, there is hardly any difference.


The last major difficulty that in the preparation of this directory came up right in the beginning is the fact, that while there are many institutions, organisations and scholars working in the area of minority rights, concentrating specifically on the rights of the minority groups, there are many other organisations, which in times of crisis or specific issues of attacks on minority communities, expand their area of activities and take part in social and political activism on the issue of minority rights. We have tried to include some of these groups as well.


But this is such a vast country with so many types of organisations working in myriad ways in defence of minority groups, dalits, and indigenous communities, that preparing one “national” directory of everything looks justifiably an absurd task. The only justification in this enterprise may be the reason that it should lead to more variegated directories on this theme.


Paula Banerjee

National Commission for Minorities

Lok Nayak Bhawan

Khan Market

New Delhi 110003

Phone:             2460-1752

Fax:                 2149-3302




The National Commission for Minorities was set up by the Government of India under a resolution of the Ministry of Home Affairs during 1978 and became the statutory organisation after enactment of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The Commission holds daily meetings where happenings in the entire country are reviewed, takes action on reports from individuals and groups on common interests of minorities and takes cognisance of reports appearing in various newspaper or periodicals. It also advises the Government of India, to which it makes an annual report, on any matters that the Government of India might refer to it. The functioning of the Commission has come in for sharp criticism and it has been often alleged that it is a body without teeth.


Andhra Pradesh Minorities Commission

Room No. 269, H. Block,

Secretariat Building

Hyderabad 500022


Bihar State Minorities Commission

Barrack No. 7, Old Secretariat

Patna 300015


Chattisgarh Minorities Commission

C-186, Shailendra Nagar

Raipur 492001


Delhi State Minorities Commission

1st Floor, ‘C’ Block

Vikas Bhavan

New Delhi


Karnataka Minorities Commission

5th. Floor Vishveshwariah Towr (M)

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Vedhi

Bangalore 560001

State Minorities Commission Act, 1994.


Madhya Pradesh Minorities Commission

E-Block, Old Secretariat

Bhopal 462001

Phone:             0755-2540989 / 2737361

Fax:                 0755-2737362



Established under the State Minorities Commission Act, 1996.


Maharashtra State Minorities Commission

14, Pathan Manzil

Balamiya Lane

Mumbai 400016

Established under the State Minorities Commission Act, 1992.


Rajasthan State Minorities Commission

321, S.O.S. Building,


Jaipur 302001

Established under the State Minorities Commission Act, 1993.


Tamilnadu State Minorities Commission

124, Sir Theagaraya Road

Alayamman Koil Shipping Complex


Chennai 600018

Established under the State Minorities Commission Act, 1989.


Uttar Pradesh Minorities Commission

601 Indira Bhavan

Lucknow 226001

Established under the State Minorities Commission Act, 1994.


West Bengal Minorities Commission

Bhawani Bhawan, (2nd. Floor West)


Kolkata 700027

Established under the State Minorities Commission Act, 1996.


Note: Far back in 1960, a one-man Minorities Commission was set up in Uttar Pradesh. It was reconstituted as a multi-member body in 1974. It was given statutory status twenty years later by an Ordinance—subsequently replaced with the UP Commission for Minorities Act, 1994. State Minority Commissions were subsequently established in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka respectively, in 1971.1979 and 1983. These were given statutory status, respectively, in 1991, 1994 and 1998. West Bengal set up a State Minorities Commission in 1994 and gave it statutory status in 1996. During the same year the Minorities Commission of Madhya Pradesh also became a statutory body. There are, thus, statutory Minority Commissions at present in six states. The functions and powers of the State Minority Commissions are similar to those of the National Commission for Minorities, except that their jurisdiction is limited to the state level. 


Andhra Pradesh Minorities Department

Government of Andhra Pradesh


Established in 1993. under GO


Assam Minorities Development Board

RGB Road

New Ganshgudi


Guwahati 781006

Established under Societies Registration Act, 1860.


Gujarat Minorities Board

Established under Societies Registration Act, 1881


Gujarat State Minorities Finance and Development Corporation Ltd.

Block No. 11

Old Sachivalaya

Dr. Jiva Raj Mehta Bhavan

Gandhinagar 382010


Minorities Welfare Department

Government of Uttar Pradesh


Established in 1995 under GO


Minorities Development and Welfare Department

Government of West Bengal



Note: Several States Governments have set up Minority Departments to look after the minorities and their interests. Generally, these departments are under the charge of a minister of the State Government and preparation and implementation of schemes for the amelioration of the minority groups is entrusted to them. Occasionally, these departments also compile relevant statistics relating to the minority communities.


Other Government Institutions on related issues:

Adivasi Research & Educational Institute

28 Queen's Garden, Pune 411001

(A Government organization for research on adivasis in western India)


Agro-Economics Research Centre For North East India

Established as an autonomous research institute under the auspices of the Ministry of Food Agriculture, Government of India, in 1960 and was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture Government of Assam in 1964. It is now a part of the Assam Agricultural University in Jorhat. It has only two permanent staff, a director and a Deputy Director. It has 10 Researchers on project basis of whom four are women. It has carried out a large number of small projects in Agricultural Economics. Government Agencies funded these studies.


The Assam Institute or Research For Tribes and Scheduled Castes

Guwahati-781 022,


This institute was established in 1963 in the composite state if Assam. With the creation of Meghalaya and Mizoram the institute got divided. It became a directorate in 1976 but was converted in to an institute in 1990. It has been carrying out research, evaluation and training progammes. It has so far done fifty-eight research studies on socio-economic conditions, demographic situations and evaluation of implementation of government schemes. It has a library of 5000 titles. It has a video library with 8 documentary films on tribal cultural life. There is also a small museum of artefacts of some tribal communities of the state.


The Tribal Research Institute

Government of Tripura


This institute has a number of publications. It has published 76 books mostly relating to the various indigenous tribal people of the state. This Institute also has a library with a collection relating to tribal studies. It also publishes a quarterly research journal on tribal life and culture named as "TUI". The research carried out by this department relates to the tribal- life, culture, religion, economy etc. The publications are in English and Bengali.


National Union of Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes & Minorities

A-6/3, Vasant Vihar

New Delhi- 110057

Ph-No- 91-11-674864


National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language

Mohd. Hamidullah Bhat

Ministry of Human Resource

Development, Department of Secretary and Higher Education,

Government of India, West Block 1,R. K. Puram,

New Delhi-110066

Ph-No-91-11-6103938/ 6103381/ 6179657/ Fax-6108159






Vill.: Kedartala

P.O. : Nischintapur

P.S.: Harihar Para

Dist.: Murshidabad

Pin: 742165

Phone: 03482-233303

Chief Functionary: Md. Ubaidullah

Year of Establishment: 2001


This is a rural educational society for the Muslims. It gives Islamic education to Muslim children.  It controls a number of Madrasas. 



Address: 10-303, Gulzarpet, Anantapur-515004

Andhra Pradesh,


Phone: 08554-226225

Contact Person: Mrs. Khan

Year of Establishment: 1999


It is an income generation NGO. It works with women from disadvantaged communities such as minorities. It works with an aim to improve the social, economic and mental condition of the women at grass root level.  They are conducting consumer Awareness Camps, Pulse-Polio Programme, Women and Child Welfare Programmes, AIDS Awareness Camps and many such activities for women and children from disadvantaged communities.



Sarojini House, 2nd Floor

6, Bhagwan Dass Road

New Delhi - 110001

Ph-No- 91-11-3782173/3782157




The Aga Khan Foundation is an international group of nonprofit development agencies. The Foundation was established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. Its 12 offices, coordinated from Geneva, work to seek effective solutions to key development problems through intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing the Foundation’s commitment and objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grass-roots organisations testing innovative approaches in the field. The Aga Khan Foundation (India) has concentrated its rural development and education projects into cohesive programmes of significant scale. It works in four states, primarily in central and western India. The Community Management of Natural Resources programme, implemented by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) and the Sadguru Water and Development Foundation, was evaluated by the European Commission and granted further support through 2001. A programme for Management of Environmental Resources by Communities got under way, funding the Development Support Centre in Ahmedabad, initiating a research programme to meet the needs of partner agencies engaged in policy advocacy and supporting several small NGOs serving community organisations



41/c Jannagar Road

(Shaira Manzil)

3rd Floor

Kolkata : 700 017

West Bengal

Ph: 033-2281051


Chief Functionaries:  A.S.R. Karim and M. Nurul Islam

Year of Establishment: 1980


Vill. Khalatpur

P.O.: Dihibhursut

P.O. Udaynayanpur

Dist.: Howrah

Pin: 712408

Ph: 03214 –257235


This is a large educational organization in West Bengal.  It imparts education among the Islamic minority community.  It has many madrasas under it.  Education imparted in institutions under this organization is based on Islamic tenets. It also does a number of charitable works for the Muslim community.  



Vill.: Parijat

P.O. & P.S. Uluberia

Dist: Howrah

Pin: 711315


Phone: 033-26613196


Chief Functionaries: Md. Nazibul Haque Mallick and Maulana Md. Atiar Rahman

Year of Establishment: 1999


This is a religious NGO that provides education to minority communities.  It works with poor and under privileged Muslims in rural areas.  It also works on income generation and development.



B - 14, (Second Floor)

Green Park Extension

New Delhi -- 110 049

Tel: 011-6514847 / 656743

Fax: 011-6511504

Chief Functionary: E Deenadayalan



AICAIP was established as a forum for Adivasi/indigenous people's movements all over India. Its objective is to strengthen the process of building solidarity and alliances amongst struggle oriented indigenous people's organizations. AICAIP aims to identify shared issues and problems, to generate debate on these issues and to provide support to help deal with them. One of the five working groups AICAIP has established is focused on Adivasi Women Issues. Neither AICAIP nor any of the organizations it represents concentrates specifically on the dissemination of information. There is also no other Indian indigenous people's organization with this focus. However, exchanging and providing information is part of AICAIP's work.



Madina Mansion


Hyderabad 500 029

Andhra Pradesh

Tel:  040-4755230

Fax: 4760462



Chief Functionary: Mohammed Abdul Raheem Qureshi.

Year of Establishment: 1957


It is a socio-religious organization of the Muslims working for their social, educational and cultural uplift, for physical protection and preservation of their identity. It offers Muslim children education based on Islam. It has educational institutions throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh.  It helped to create institutions for the education of Muslim girls as well.  It exhorted the Muslims to try to the extent possible, to educate their children in schools, colleges, universities, technical and professional institutions. It has a scheme of providing the deserving with scholarships for higher education. It organizes state vide programmes on auspicious days such as Prophet’s Day. It also works in partnership with organizations such as All India Muslim Personal Law Board.



16/32 Joga Bai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025

Telephone Nos: 2682-0891

Fax Nos: 2684-1846

Email ID:

Year of Establishment: 1992

Chief Functionaries: Qazi Mujahidul Islam Qasmi, Parvez Ahmed Azmi and Maulana Asararul Haq Hazmi.

Branch Office:

19, Darga Road


Convenor: A Hasan Imam


The aims of this organization are: To forge unity among Muslims on the basis of Kalima-e-Tayyebah and to endeavour that Muslims are able to discharge their obligations as Khair-e-Ummah in this country. To adopt suitable strategies for the protection of the honour, lives and properties of Indian Muslims. To endeavour for the protection of religious, social and cultural identity of Muslims and to cooperate with and coordinate the efforts carried on from any quarter in this regard. To mobilise public opinion against the growing trends of fascism, communal hatred and violence, to promote strengthen goodwill and fraternal relations among all the communities and restore the atmosphere of mutual trust among them and to try to protect the honour, lives, property and culture of Indians, specially the minorities and all oppressed classes. To restore courage and confidence among Muslims and to make them aware that they are not second class citizens in this country but are equal sharers, constitutionally, in its governance, to play their due roll in the task of bringing peace, progress and prosperity to the country and in establishing an order ensuring social justice for all. To make plans for the overall progress of Muslims and for their educational, economic and social uplift, to endeavour to establish Maktabs for providing religious education, schools and colleges for contemporary sciences, institutions offering professional, technical and industrial courses to enable Muslims to make progress in these fields and to cooperate with and coordinate the efforts of other organisations working for these or similar objectives and lend due support to such organisations.



7-A (2nd Floor)



New Delhi 110025

Phone: 2693-5212



Abbreviated Name: AIMPLB

76 A/1, Main Market, Okhla, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025

Telephone Nos:2632-2991

Year of Establishment:1972

Secretary: Mr. Waqaruddin

It adjudicates cases on the basis of Islamic Personal Law.



Address: 101 MBC,

134 Infatnry Rd,


Tel:  91-80-2868800;

Fax – 2861965

President:  Mr FTR Colaso, IPS retd, Ex DGP of Kaarnataka and J&K

Hon. Secretary:  B G Koshy


This is an NGO based in Bangalore working for the protection of minority rights - specifically for the Christian community.

121, Vithalbhai Patel House

Rafi Marg

New Delhi 110001



The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) is a mass women's organisation with a current membership of approximately six million women across India belonging to all walks of life. Almost two thirds of AIDWA's membership is in the rural areas of India. AIDWA's activities include helping women organise self-help groups and co-operatives towards economic independence; fighting for working women's rights along with trade unions and peasant and agricultural workers’ organisations; and fighting against the negative impact of globalisation and liberalisation. AIDWA runs about 125 'Women's Justice' counselling and solidarity centres for women in distress. It has been actively combating violence committed against women in the name of culture and tradition, including so-called 'honour killings'. AIDWA has also organised campaigns against religious fundamentalism and for women's unity.Brinda Karat is the General Secretary of AIDWA.



Vill. & P.O.: Andharia


Dist.: Uttardinajpur

Pin: 733291


Chief Functionary: Sk. Lal Muhammad

Year of Establishment: 1997


This is a well-known institute of North Bengal.  It provides education for Muslim minorities.  It also conducts cultural programmes.  The organization works for the preservation of cultural identities of Muslims. 



Vill. : Petua

P.O.: Subhasgram

P.S. : Baruipur

Dist: South 24 Pgs

Pin: 743362

Phone: 033-24277392

Chief Functionaries: Alhaj Mujibur Rahaman and M.A. Rahim

Year of Establishment: 2002


The organization is based on Islamic ideals.  However, education and instructions provided in this institution is on the basis of modern scientific studies. This is an organization for Muslim minority community.  It believes that science is the road to development.


Anjuman Taraqi-e-Urdu (Hind)

Rajasthan, 2521, Baitul Fazal

Agra Road, Jaipur-302003




B-1, Jamia Osmania Road,

OU Campus,

Hyderabad 500 007


Founded on 15.1.85 Anveshi Research Centre for Women's Studies consists of a group of women from different institutions and disciplines who share a background of activism in the women's movement, and seek to extent that commitment into feminist research. Anveshi, based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, was registered as a society in 1985. Anveshi hopes to provide a support structure and an atmosphere conducive to a creative interaction between scholarship and activism. The objectives of the organisation are: to promote research into the conditions and status of women in the Indian society, to examine curricula at the school and college level with a view to minimise class, caste and gender biases that exclude full participation of all sections of the society and to prepare alternative teaching/learning materials to influence policy and measures, especially with reference to women's health and education and to continue the ongoing efforts to recover women's history, literature and art. The various activities include organising a number of seminars, conferences and workshops, undertaking research projects and material production and raising public debate on critical issues that has an impact on public policy



129-D Annasalai, Kalakad,

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, 627 501


Contact Person: Mrs. VIJAYA

Phone: 04635-60495


This organisation was started in 1988 to cater to the needs of the poorest of the poor in the remote pockets of Kalakad region in the southern most area of India. The mission statement of the Organisation is to meet the needs of the suffering mass particularly of the dalit groups and the children and women who otherwise have no source of livelihood.




B-6/6, Safdarjung Enclave Extension

New Delhi 110 029

Phone: 2619 2717/ 2619 2706/ 2619 1120    



Name of Regular Publication:   Human Rights Features


The South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC) is a network of individuals across the region. It seeks to investigate, document and disseminate information about human rights treaties and conventions, human rights education, refugees, media freedom, minority rights, prison reforms, political imprisonment, torture, summary executions, disappearances and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. SAHRDC has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The office of SAHRDC is based in New Delhi. It is a small office with little resources. There are seven people working regularly besides a hard core of a dozen volunteers. The core volunteers help on specific issues (i.e., lawyers, medical practitioners, journalists, computer programmers and other resource persons). Besides Indian volunteers, there is an internship programme, which attracts students and scholars from universities in India and abroad.



9, Rice Shop Street,

Tamilnadu, 628 704


Phone: 91 4639 266257

Fax: 91 4639 266703

Contact Person:Mr. S. Peter Raj


The organization's name is Association Of Veteran Employees Of Minority Academic Recognized Institutions Of All Kind. In abbreviation it is called AVE MARIA. Its mission is to empower the teachers and other employees working in the recognized minority schools in Tamilnadu, South India. The organization aims to: represent their grievances to the Government and Department, advise the management, preserve the rights of the teachers working in the above schools, fight against the atrocities and illegalities of the minority management and thereby safeguarding the rights of the teachers. Increase awareness of the teachers and students. Provide educational guidance to the students.



C/O Bahá'í House

6, Canning Road

New Delhi 1 10 001




The Bahá'í Vocational Institute for Rural Women was established in 1985 for the upliftment of rural and tribal women living in small communities in the districts around Indore. During the first few years of operation, it focused primarily on developing income-generating skills like producing small mats, incense-sticks, dry leaf cups, candles, chalk-sticks and handloom weaving. The programmes of the Institute are run in an area with a radius of 200 kilometres from the campus, which is located on a six acre plot on the outskirts of Indore, Madhya Pradesh.



83A, Belgachia Road

Kolkata - 700 037


This is a Muslim NGO that works on issues of human rights and peace. It has a number of community development programme.  It also organizes programmes on inter-community amity and friendship.



Chakaliya Road, Dahod, Panchmahal,

Dahod-389151, Gujarat

Mr. Bhau Sinh Bhai Baria, Secretary

Phone : 02673-30670


The organization is largely for the welfare of the Bhil tribe in eastern Gujarat.



Tel : 0612-580522, 98350-38181, 98350-37685

Administrative Office: Bailey Road, Rukunpura Patna – 800014

Email -

Branch Office: 10, Institutional Area,

Lodi Road,

New Delhi-110003


Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Patna, started with 11 Scheduled Caste Volunteers, by Father Dr Jose Kananaikil sj, in 1982, after an incident of rape and attrocities on the Scheduled Castes at Barh in Bihar - unreported and unrecorded initially by the local Police - today has grown up to a membership of 100,000 families in 12 Districts of united Bihar. Organised into 14 independant Centers, it had a Central Office at Barh, and functioned from a rented building. It now has on role a large number of SCs, OBCs, and also a few caste Hindu sympathisers. May be there are some STs also.  There are a large number of active SC Women activists and Members. Their aim is to establish an educated justice seeking Dalit society.



Vill.: Aminpur Bazar

P.O.: Sondalia

P.S. Barasat

Dist. North 24 Pgs



The organization works for the education of minority communities particularly the Muslim community.  It also under takes many social and developmental programmes for the betterment of the situation of Muslims in North 24 Parganas.



Partners: Boro National Peace and Coordination Committee

Nalbari District


Year of Establishment: 1993

Chief Functionary: Anjali Daimary 


This is a human rights organization for Bodo women.  They organize public meetings for the cause of the Boro people.  They support the formation of the Bodoland Autonomous Council. They interest themselves about the land question of the Bodo people.  They work in partnership with groups such as All Boro Student’s Union. 



13, Maltri Sarani, Rabindra Nagar

Dum Dum Cant

Kolkata  - 700 065

West Bengal


This is an NGO that is organized by and works for the Buddhist community.  It imparts education on Buddhism.  It is also a place where Buddhists congregate. It is also involved a number of community development projects.



29 Rajpur Road

Delhi 110 054

Year of Establishment: 1963


The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies was founded in 1963 by a small group of scholars to create a capacity for theoretical and empirical research in social and political processes, and to understand their implications for human choices and democratic initiatives. The Centre's current research programme has four main focuses: democratic politics and its future; politics of culture, including the new technologies of culture and communication; politics of alternatives and human futures; violence, ethnicity including the situation of ethnic minorities and diversity.



Pragathi Nagar,,

Pedakakani (post),

Guntur (dist), Andhra Pradesh, 522509


Contact Person:.Nageswara Rao, Director.

Phone: 91 0863 556003

Fax: 91 0863


The mission of this organization is to promote economic empowerment and sustainable development of poor dalit, cobbler and leather workers families by collecting funds from donor’s agencies and persons.



Vill. & P.O. Chandan Nagar

P.S.: Maheshtala

Dist.: South 24 Pgs

Kolkata : 700 141


Phone: 033-24907389

Year of Establishment: 1985


Chief Functionaries: Shakhawatullah and Sk Amanullah (Bappi)


Sangha's aim is to help the poor people from the minority communities. This is a social NGO that works for inter-community friendship.  It also organizes cultural programmes so that members of different groups can come together.



Vill. & P.O. Maheshtala

P.S. : Maheshtala

Dist.: South 24 Pgs

Kolkata : 700 0141


Secretary: Giasuddin Molla

President: Yusuf Molla


The organization encourages minority groups to participate in different sporting events.  It has its own teams and trains young people in athletics and other sports.  The organization works towards the improvement of health of minority children and youth through sports.



2nd Lane,Santhi Nagar,

Guntur (Dist), Andhra Pradesh, 522124


Contact Person: Sri. K.Lazarus,Director

Phone: 91 08643 43360


CAMP is deeply involved for empowerment of poor dalit families by trying to provide social and economic empowerment. Their main goal is to protect and save the social rights of dalit community increase their self reliance and skill development.



Sangha Rachana

53 Lodhi Estate

New Delhi 110 003


Year of Establishment: 1962

Registration: 1970


The Council for Social Development was initially conceived as a Study Group within the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi in 1962. It was registered in 1970 as a society with C.D. Deshmukh as the founding President and Durgabai Deshmukh as its Executive Chairperson and Honorary Director. The CSD was primarily visualised as a centre for the systematic study of the social dynamics of the economic growth process, with a special focus on the social aspects of development. Apart from the usual sorts of empirical and conceptual research, the Council has also been involved in evaluation work relating to development projects and programmes, as well as survey research. The main research areas at the CSD have included: sustainable development, agrarian issues, tribal rural development, education and literacy, women and child health, gerontology, technology, urban slums and poverty. The Council has 8 full time research faculty, and its 2000 Budget was of aproximately Rs.1.1 crores.



25 Bhair Vir Singh Marg

Gole Market

110 001 New Delhi

Tel: +91 11 334 5530 or +91 11 336 5541

Fax: +91 11 334 6044

E-mail: or


CWDS is a research centre comprised of a group of professionals working for the realization of women's equality and development in all spheres of life. The centre maintains a specialized library with a collection on women and development in India, open to students, research scholars, gender consultants, policy makers, journalists etc.



Address: AD-118-B Shalimar Bagh (Ring Road),

Delhi, New Delhi, 110 052


Contact Person: Rajeev R. Singh


This is a non-profit media organisation of the social outcastes, the untouchables and other low caste and tribal communities of India. The organisation strives to give voice to the various under- privileged sections of the people. The group considers itself part of the struggle for ensuring a just social order and dignity for those sections of society that has been denied a quality life.




Lilavatiben Lalbhai's Bungalow

Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug

380 004 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Tel: +91 79 286 8856 or +91 79 286 6695 or 7865636

Fax: +91 79 286 6513

E-mail: or Indu.Capoor@Warm.Net


CHETNA's mission is to contribute towards the empowerment of disadvantaged women and children including women and children from minority communities to enable them to gain control over their own, their families' and their communities' health. Its trainings target supervisors, trainers, program managers and practitioners of NGOs and GOs. In order to provide a good flow of information, a documentation and information centre has been created. Today CHETNA's main efforts are aimed at documenting the lives of women and children in India and health issues. The collection contains a special section of training manuals, information kits and modules. Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati.



Address: 12-13-438, Street No.1, Tarnaka, Secunderabad - 500 017. A. P. India.

Tel.: 0091-40-7019243.

Tel/ Fax: 0091-40-7018257.



The confinement of the CWS' direct work area is to the State of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh has clear elements of fortuitousness. Also, CWS does provide for some inevitable spillovers in the immediate neighbourhood of the above five states, and for associating itself with regional and national initiatives that advance the interests of the marginalised sections such as adivasis.



Address: 9-10 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi 110011

Telephone Nos: 2374-4308/ 2334-7506

Fax Nos: 2374-7293

Email ID:

Year of Establishment:

Chief Functionaries: Fr. Devadhas


The group works for marginalized sections of the society including the handicapped. It undertakes educational programmes for the poor and dalits. It has awareness generation and welfare programmes.



Address: 25 Nizamuddin East, New Delhi 110013

Telephone No: 2435-2359


According to participants of this foundation, the Indian government had failed to fulfill any of the promises made and wrongly continued to portray the situation in Kashmir as 'normal'.  The group organises protests against repression faced by the people in Kashmir including arbitrary arrests. It interests itself about the civil liberties of the people of Kashmir.



P.O. Box – 4651, 21 YMCA Road, Byculla, Mamba – 400 008.

Tel No.- 3080544/4017876

e-mail –


This is a Christian NGO working of social development. CISRS undertook a study on urban poverty vis-a-vis urban governance in the cities of Calcutta and Delhi. The project, sponsored-by TUGI, UNDP was to assess the views of a cross section of people on the state of urban governance and its responsiveness and concern for the poorer sections of society, especially those living in slums and squatter settlements. Extensive interviews discussions and workshop with the municipal officials, academicians, urban experts and NGOs and CBOs were conducted in Calcutta and Delhi. The Mayors of Delhi Municipal Corporation and Calcutta Municipal Corporation were also interviewed. The project was coordinated by Mr. Rabilal Mallick and Mr. Dhurjati Mukherjee.



Abbreviated Name: CHRI

Address:N-8 2nd. Floor, Green Park Main, New Delhi 110016

Telephone Nos: 011-2686 4678/ 2685 0523

Fax Nos: 011-2686 4688

Email ID:

Year of Establishment: 1987

President: Leila Seth

Name of Regular Publication: CHRI News


CHRI's ultimate aim is to remind Commonwealth countries to adhere to the standards for good governance and human rights spelled out in the Harare Declaration and the Millbrook Commonwealth Action Programme. The Commonwealth Heads of Government signed a landmark agreement at Harare, Zimbabwe in 1991 popularly known as the Harare Declaration. The document charted a new course for the Commonwealth focusing upon the promotion of democracy and good governance, respect for human rights and the rule of law and sustainable socio-economic development. A set of practical measures were adopted under the Millbrook Commonwealth Action Programme in 1995 in order to effectively implement the guidelines laid down by the Harare Declaration. The Millbrook Action Programme laid down institutional mechanisms for advancing fundamental political values namely, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, promoting sustainable development and facilitating consensus building values in the Commonwealth. Its interest on minorities is reflected though its programs on democracy and human rights.



46 Main Butt Road

St. Thomas Mount

Chennai - 600016

Tamil Nadu

Phone: 2341146 / 2331195

Fax: 4913365

Chief Functionary: Mr. Henry Thiagaraj


It aims to unite dalits and educate them.  It also agitates against violence on the dalit community. It aims to be the voice of Indian dalit community. It fights against caste-class polarization. 



House no. 181, Sector1, Pocket1, Dwarka Phase-1, New Delhi – 110045.

Phone: 5088474,5088483

Telefax: 5088475




Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community 

9-B Himalaya Apartment, 6th Road, Santacruz East, 

Phone number:6149668-6630085

Publication : Bohra Chronicle

Mr. S. Insaf (Editor)

A/3, 1004, Goverdhan Nagar

Mulund (W),

Mumbai – 400080


Dawoodi Bohra Community is unique in many ways. It is an enterprising business community, which manages to progress and regress simultaneously. As a close-knit community it follows the dictates of its clergy blindly and remains fearful, but the individuals belonging to this community time and again show remarkable courage in defying the clergy. On one hand as a peace-loving community, for peaceful co-existence it even compromises its personal dignity and self respect, but on the other hand it becomes violent for no reason and indulges in murderous attacks on its own community members. The Bohra Chronicle tries to be the voice of Dawoodi Bohra Community.



National Forum for Reconciliation, Religious Liberty and Social Justice,

Address: 805 Deepali, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019



Publication: EFI News

Purpose: Promoting Human Rights and the Freedom of Conscience


The Evangelical Fellowship of India was founded in 1951 as a national alliance of evangelical Christians. As a central network of evangelicals and a service organization it builds capacity to enable the Church to make disciples of Christ and promote participation in nation building. It's membership includes forty-seven Protestant denominations and related congregations, and eighty-eight Church related organizations and thousands of individual members. EFI says that it is the most inclusive fellowship with membership from most Protestant denominations and organizations of India. The Evangelical Fellowship of India exists to empower and mobilize the local Churches; Church related Institutions and individual Christians for effective witness for Christ. EMI aims to achieve: Promotion and strengthening of unity and unified action, renewing the Church for mission and evangelism, safeguarding, shaping and promoting the evangelical faith, ensuring that Indian Christian voice is heard nationally and internationally. The Evangelical Fellowship wants to be better recognized for encouraging partnership development and collaborative networking among Christian organisations, churches and individuals for holistic mission. From its inception in 1951, the Evangelical Fellowship sought to influence society and culture.



Parivartan Building

Main Road, Mahipalpur

New Delhi – 110037

Mr. C. B. Samuel, Director

Ph No- 91-11-6784349, 678 5220

Fax: +91-11-678 4604



Aurangabad, Murshidabad District

West Bengal.


GDCS is a popular name not only in the area but also in the whole district. It is managed by Alhaj Giasuddin Biswas and his two sons, Mustaque Hussain and Abul Kalam. The Pataka Beedi Manufacturing Company (Aurangabad) who floated GDCS just a few years ago is known for its benevolent and welfare activities for the cause of beedi workers and poor people at large including tribals and adivasis. GD Charitable Society has done work in the field of social welfare during last few years. Mustaque Hussain is the secretary of the society and director of Patka Beedi Company. He has given initiative for the construction of a Bhawan educational development of local boys and girls, preferably sons and daughters of beedi workers. It is necessary to add that Gengipur subdivision including Aurangabad area is a Muslim majority belt with three lakhs beedi workers living below the poverty line. The head of GDCS has built a big Mosque in the town and helped many educational and religious institutions.



Akra Station Super Market

P.O. Boga Nawapara

P.S. Maheshtala

Dist: 24 Pgs (S)

Kolkata : 700 041


President: Asif Iqbal

Secretary: Zakir Ahmad-Molla

This is a social NGO for Muslim youth.  It has a record of providing quality non-formal education to Muslims.  Education imparted in this organization is of the basis of Islamic tenets. 



Chata, Kakjara


West Bengal

Chief Funtionary: Ven Dhawandhiro Bhikkhu


This is a Buddhist educational NGO.  It provides theological training.  It houses a library that specializes in books on Buddhism.  Apart from theological training it also provides with religious instructions to the Buddhist people in the region. 



221-223, Deen Dayal Upadhyama Marg, New Delhi-110002

Ph-No: +91 (-11) -3237491


Fax: +91 (-11) -3236734


The Gandhi Peace Foundation, Delhi, is a premier Gandhian institution of India. Since the early seventies the Foundation has played a major role in helping conserve forests and find solutions to environmental problems. It has become a meeting ground for activities of various movements like "Chipko Andolan". The environment cell in the Foundation has worked closely with activists in Madhya Pradesh, especially in the "Mitti Bachao Andolan" (Save the Soil) which is attempting to oppose the building of big dams all over the country. Besides bringing out literature on environmental activism, the Foundation has brought out a book on traditional rainwater harvesting systems like tanks and "talaabs" which is very relevant in the face of the increasing water crisis. Since the people affected by these developments are from the marginalized communities such as dalits, tribals, minorities and the poor the foundation works with this group.



Gandhi Ashram,

Kingsway Camp

Delhi – 110009

Tel: 91-11-7113641



Branch Office:Canal Road,

Jammu Tawi,

Jammu and Kashmir


The Harijan Sevak Sangh came into existence immediately after Mahatama Gandhi's Epic Fast in the Yeravada Prison, in September, 1932. The Sangh aims to eradicate untouchability from Indian society. 



P.O. Box – 153,

Chirag Ali Lane,

Hyderabad – 500 001.

Andhra Pradesh.

Phone: 91 – 40 – 3201134;

Fax: 91- 40 – 3203954,



The Henry Martin Institute - International Centre for Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation (hereafter HMI) - is an ecumenical Christian organisation, dedicated to the objective study and teaching of Christianity and Islam, the promotion of interfaith dialogue and reconciliation. Since its founding in 1930, HMI has established a long record of teaching and research, with an ever-widening circle of research scholars from both within the country and abroad who use the Institute's facilities for Master's, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research. With well-qualified faculty and an excellent library and other facilities, HMI has become a major centre for research and teaching on matters related to Islamic studies. HMI publishes an academic journal and books on Christianity, Islam and other faiths, to which scholars and experts contribute from all over the world. HMI's location in Hyderabad, a city with a long history of Islamic influence, is ideally suited to its subject of specialisation. The many archives and libraries in Hyderabad contain valuable collections of manuscripts, books and journals in Arabic, Persian, Telugu, Urdu and English. They are additional resources for scholars in the field of Islamic studies and interfaith dialogue. In addition to offering its facilities for study and research to independent scholars, HMI has entered into collaborative relationships with other academic institutions to make those resources more accessible to a larger number of people. Through that networking, HMI's resources and capabilities are put to more effective use, enabling Indian and international students to avail themselves of its areas of expertise without having to come to Hyderabad. Scholarship is just one aspect of HMI's activities. HMI's goal is to combine academic research with praxis, reflected in HMI's work of reconciliation, which has grown out of the contemporary context of inter-religious alienation and violence. HMI's emphasis is on study and action at various levels in order to reduce prejudice, resolve conflict and increase trust, co-operation and understanding between individuals and groups. In order to work towards those goals HMI conducts a variety of praxis activities, including community development work in violence-prone areas of Hyderabad's Old City, mediation interventions and training to equip people from a variety of backgrounds with skills for responding more effectively to conflicts within and between communities, individuals and groups, along with interfaith initiatives that bring together women and men at grass-root levels.



Plot No.14, John Paul Nagar,

100 Feet Road,

Mudaliarpet, Pondicherry, 605 004


Contact Person: P. Joseph Victor Raj

Phone: 91.413.354249


HOPE aims at development of women, youth, children and minorities; and the empowerment of marginalised people. HOPE also provides information and training support to the NGOs in Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. HOPE designs posters in Tamil to disseminate information on marginalized groups such as women, children and minorities.



36, Raikappa Street,

Mylapore Chennai – 600 004,

Tamil Nadu,


Phone: 91- 44- 4981660

Fax: 91- 44 – 4994496.



Chief Functionary: T.S.S.Mani


The organization is interested in development and human rights issues.  It deals with the marginalized sector composed of dalits, minorities and the poor. It concerns itself with the role of World Bank and IMF vis-à-vis people living in developing countries.  It analyses issues such as unbalanced trade, patent laws, environmental degradation, brain drain, intellectual property rights etc. It campaigns for the rights of the workers.



Old No. 44/ New No. 10,

Thomas Nagar, Little Mount,

Saidapet, Chennai-600015

Tel: 044-2343503

Fax: (022) 235-5905

E-mail: hrf @ / hrf @

Chief Funtionary: Ossie Fernandes


Its objective is to work for the promotion and protection of human/ child rights and for sustainable development of disadvantaged, backward and downtrodden groups, irrespective of caste, creed, race, community or religion.



Hashim Nagar

Falta 24 Pgs (S)

C/o. Islamic Educational & Welfare Trust

2/3B, R. Gobinda Saha Lane

Phone: 033-2247-2842

Fax: 22805971


Chief Functionary: Nasir Ahmed

President: Justice S. Ahmed

Year of Establishment: 1995


This is an educational institution for minority community particularly the Muslim community.  It specializes on technical education.  It is a well-known institution from studies in modern science. 



W / 1, Moreh, Chandel District - 795131, Manipur

Phone: 0385 – 443343

Mr. Mangneo Lhungdim


This is an organization that works for tribals in Manipur.  It works for their income generation and capacity building.


Address: CVOD Jain High School,

4th Floor, Pala Galli,

Dongri, Mumbai - 400 009

Telephone 022 - 3759657 / 3716690

Fax: 3790699

Contact Person: Deepika D' Souza



Work Area - Human Rights. The India Centre was started by a group of High Court Lawyers and human rights activists to be a comprehensive resource centre where documentation, education, publication, investigation and campaigns on issues related to human rights and law are the focus. The Centre looks at human rights in the widest possible way and includes the wide range of economic, social, and cultural rights.The Centre is supported by a large network of grassroots organisations in both urban and rural areas. The Centre has been started to focus on the rights of women, children, tribals, rural poor, dalits, slum and pavement dwellers, unorganised labour, prisoners, consumers and those affected by environmental degradation and retrogressive development policies.



44A, Wellesley Street

Kolkata: 700 016

President: Prof. M. Sabe Kkhan


It is one of the oldest Indo-Arabic Institute in West Bengal.  It provides education to minority students and also works on developmental and social issues.  It is one of the best known institutions to learn Arabic language and literature.



Address:162 Jogabai Extension,Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025

Telephone Nos: 011-2682 1087/ 2684 9253/ 2691 7467:

Fax Nos: 011-2684 1104


Year of Establishment: 1986

Chief Functionaries: Dr. M. Manzoor Alam

Name of Regular Publication: IOS Newsletter


Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) was established in the year 1986 with a view to promote empirical and conceptual research. Research is carried out on ideologies and problems relevant to Indian polity, society, economy, religion and culture. Attention has been focused on the problems of Muslims and other minority groups. The studies include the problems of development processes, community relations, social tensions, status of women etc. The Centre has provided a platform for serious intellectual endeavor in the areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, and works in the fields of conceptual and investigative research on the Qur’anic approach to human problems and the problems of Muslims in India. They are engaged in many projects that focus on the problems of Muslims and other weaker sections of Indian society.



Mr. P. Joseph Victor Raj

(INSAF State Convenor, Pondicherry)

Plot No. 14, John Paul Nagar

100 Ft. Road, Mudaliarpet

Pondicherry – 605 004

Tel.: 0413-354249



Regional Coordinator (South Zone):

Ms. Shammi David (

National Coordinator (states): Wilfred D’Costa;


Delhi Office of Indian Social Action Forum

Address: A 124/6 Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi 110016


INSAF is a forum of over 500 grassroots organizations including trade-unions and NGOs. INSAF emerged out of a common need expressed by a group of 45 social action groups and activists in February 1993, who resolved to form a national forum, to seek alternate paradigms for action and discourse in the face of the emerging challenges and search for shared perspective and solidarity. INSAF Forum was thus initiated to act as a focal point for purposive social action that is both critical and constructive. Such social action is aimed at ensuring the survival of the communities, including minorities, under threat, to confront the anti-communitarian forces of religious fundamentalism and the forces of globalisation and liberalisation. INSAF is a platform for mobilising public opinion against forces of globalisation, fundamentalism, and ecological destruction, suppression of human rights and erosion of cultural values.



3/1108, Dehradun Chowk

Saharanpur, U.P.

Ph-No-0132-725101/ 723348


Chief Functionary: Dr. Mohd Aslam Khan


This is an organization that works on Islamic Research.  It brings out publications on the natables among Muslims in Indian Society.



Address: 8 Nelson Mandela Road, New Delhi 110070

Email ID:

Year of Establishment: 1985

Chief Functionary: Prof. U.R. Anantha Murthy

Name of Regular Publication: ISS Newsletter

Regional Office:

K. Subha, Regional Coordinator; Senior Researcher: B.S. Bhargava; Researcher: Mangla

Address: No.2, 8th Main Road, 8th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003


Tel./Fax: 080-3315017


The Institute of Social Sciences was registered under the Societies Registration Act of India 1860 on 28 August 1985. The Institute of Social Sciences is the result of an intellectual quest to provide socially relevant and activism-oriented research, aims to study contemporary social, political and economic issues, with an inter-disciplinary perspective. The Institute makes its research findings and recommendations available to government bodies, policy makers, social scientists and workers’ organizations so as to widen their options for action. Advocacy in the area of local governance is another main concern of the Institute. It monitors public policy, takes up relevant research and engages in consistent advocacy. The Institute has since its inception in 1985 sought to bring to the centre stage the issue of participatory local self-government, people centric development and democratic governance. It interests itself on issues of democratic governance and human rights and through these it interests itself on minority rights. India



Tirunelvelly D.T., Tamil Nadu, 627761


Phone:0091 4636 60389

Contact Person: Jacob Devadason Devaraj


The organization works among dalits, dalit women in particular,  and children. The organization works for eradication of poverty, ignorance, illiteracy through education among dalits and also works towards their employment opportunities.  Their programmes include advocacy and campaigns for human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights and to eradicate oppression, injustice and marginalization.



8-B Jhalana Institutional Area

Jaipur 302 004

Tel: 91-141 515726, 517457, 519820

Fax: 91-141 515348


The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) was formally established in 1980-81 at the initiative of the ICSSR as part of its plan to set up a nationwide network of social science research institutions. The Institute is a multi-disciplinary research organization. It takes cognizance of the macro environment, planning processes and strategies including their socio-economic dimensions and attempts to make timely interventions through research and dialogue. Particular attention is given to the study of processes, the impact of trickle down effects of growth, direct public interventions such as poverty and employment programs and the participatory efforts of voluntary organization with respect to the marginalized section of the society such as tribals and minorities. The Institute is specifically concerned with regional issues relating to Rajasthan. IIDS has faculty strength of 16-18 members including 3-5 visiting faculty.



Abbreviated Name: ISI

Address: 10, Institutional Area

Lodi Road

New Delhi 110 003

Tel: 24625015, 24622379, and 24611745

Fax: 24690660

Chief Functionary: Dr. Prakash Louis







Some relevant publications of Indian Social Institute, particularly in its Legal Education Series: Cultural and Educational Rights of the Minorities, by P.D.Mathew, 1987 (Legal Education Series; 24); The Law on Atrocities against Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes (prevention and punishment), by P.D. Mathew, 1990; (Legal Education Series; 33); Muslim Marriage and Divorce,.by P.D. Mathew and P.M. Bakshi, 1986. (Legal Education Personal Laws; 3)

Subsidiary Organisation:

Social Action Trust

Address: 10 Institutional Area, Lodi Road

New Delhi 110003

Telephone Nos: 2461-1745 / 2452-2379 / 2462-5015

Fax Nos: 2469-0660

Name of Regular Publication: Social Action

                                                Women’s Link

                                                Ham Dalit

                                                Legal News and Views

People For Peace

C/0 Indian Social Institute, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Tel: 24625015, 24622379, 24611745

Fax: 24690660



ISI was conceived by the Indian Jesuit Body as well as by some social minded persons as a national resource centre for voluntary sector, NGOs, people’s movements and for those engaged in similar activities and organizational work. Hence, right from its conception the Institute has been functioning as a supportive centre and space for those individuals, groups, organizations and communities who were and are seeking for alternative forms of development, people’s participation and mobilization. The Institute strives to assist social activists in the conceptualisation of the present situation through constant interaction with and through a pedagogy of experience action-reflection with the people and workers at the grassroots level, support groups like intellectuals and journalists and policy makers. The Institute continues to develop a database on the economic policy, the impact of globalization and liberalization policies and programmes, debt trap and relief, the role of global financing corporations like the IMF, World Bank and the WTO, the agrarian scene, the lives of the marginalised communities and human rights. The Institute has been making attempts to ally itself as a supportive resource centre of people’s movements specially of the dalits, the tribals, women, and other backward castes and the minorities. The Institute with like minded groups and organisations tries to review, monitor, campaign, and lobby for changes in national and international policies in favour of the vulnerable communities.



76,Manmalai Medu,

K.Pudur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, 625007


Contact Person: R.Pappu.Manickam

Phone: 452+2568238


This organization is in the field of HIV/AID preventive among the Industrial workers and Commercial workers, organizing non formal education of rural women and education of dalit children.



9/B Himalay Apartment, 1st Floor, 6th Road, Santacruz (East)

Maharashtra 400 055

Tel: 6149668, 6153489, 8230996

Chief Functionary: Dr Asghar Ali Engineer

Residence: 6163756

Fax: 022 6173624


It works on minorities.  The aim of this group is to facilitate inter-cultural dialogue on religion.  It interests itself in the role of minorities in democracy and nation building.  It also undertakes studies on media images of minorities and violence against minority groups.


Regd. Public Trust No. B-1409 (Bom).

56/58 Tandel Street (North), Dongri, Mumbai 400 009, India

Phone: 3736875 (6 lines) Fax: 91-22-3730689

Email: Website:

Chief Functionary: Dr. Zakir Naik


This is a registered non-profit public charitable trust. It was established in February 1991. It promotes Islamic Da’wah - the proper presentation, understanding and appreciation of Islam, as well as removing misconceptions about Islam - amongst less aware Muslims and non-Muslims. It organizes programmes such as lectures on Islam and Comparative Religion.  It conducts programmes in English and Urdu.  It houses a documentation center on Islamic teaching and literature.  It has its own women’s and children’s wing.



Address: INTWOT

7/C-7/230, Rohini, New Delhi-110 085



INTWOT is organization that believes in peaceful co-existence of all creatures created by Him. It is also registered as importer & exporter with the Government of India. Keeping seven Es (Environment, Ecology, Ethnicity, Economics, Equity, Ethics and Education) as underlying factors INTWOT works towards the welfare of tribals. Dr. Sunita Sharma is the Chairperson. The group works toards capacity building and income generation of disadvantaged people such as tribals and particularly women belonging to these groups. INTWOT has projects in Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. Their publications include Development of Jharkhand in the context of Folklore and Nature and Environment of Jharkhand.



34 / 26, Tashkent Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad-211001, U.P.

Ph-No-+91(-532)-601760/ 608951

Fax: +91 (-532) -608951



The society works for peace and universal brotherhood.  It also interests itself on inter-community relationship and the situation of minorities.



Dr. Moses P. Manohar

Executive Director

Post Box No.771

93, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600008

Ph-no- 8269143/8269244/8269545



Tranquebar House

Tiruchirappalli - 620 001

Tamil Nadu

Tel. No.:0431-414843

Fax. No.:0431-414843


Chief Function: Rev. K. Joseph Kesava Rao

Year of Establishment: 1919


The Lutheran Missionary work began on July 9,1706 by the first Protestant German Missionaries Rev Bartholomaus Ziegenbaig and Rev. Henrich Plutschau deputed by the Royal Danish King. Today it is a huge organization with three mission partners.  It is involved in theological training. It has ecumenical relationship with four theological colleges including: Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai, Tamilnadu Theological Seminary, Madurai, United Theological College, Bangalore, Senate of Serampore College, Calcutta. The Church is administered by the Synod, the sovereign legislative body of the Church, the Synod Continuation Committee (SCC), the general body of the TELC and the Church Council (CC), the executive and administrative body of the Church. 



1946, Gali Chhunna Mal

Sui Walan, New Delhi- 110022



Sterling Road, Nurangabakhan


Chief Functionary: Fr. Louis Xavier


The Jesuits have been working for many centuries in the field of education.  This group also works for the spread of education.  It has published numerous books including a recent work on the history of the Jesuits in education in India.



P.O. & P.S.: Maheshtala

Dist: South 24 Pgs

West Bengal

Phone: 24900615

Secretary: Maisara Haldar


It is a minority organization that interests itself in all kinds of games and sports.  The teams are able to participate in district level sports. The club also houses a library for books and other audio-visual materials for the benefit of minority students.



Shibli Gunj, Hyderabad, India

Phone, 24576772, 24416847

Year of Establishment: 1292 Hijra


Jamia Nizamia is an old Islamic residential university.  This institution has now completed 129 years. Jamia was founded on 19.12.1292 Hijra by Hazrat Shaik-ul Islam, Moulana Hafeez Mohammad Anwarullah Farooqi.  This institution regarded as a stronghold of Islamic education. It has fostered the growth of Asafia Library which is now called state central library.  The yearly budget of Jamia is 10 million rupees which is met by donations, zaqat and from properties.  There are 1000 students studying in Jamia with 500 boarders.  There are 10,000 students in affiliated schools.  Propogation of true spirit of Islam and its advancement is the motto.



First Floor, MasjId Zam Zam Bagh


Hyderabad  500 013

Andhra Pradesh

Tel: 040 –6539679

Mobile: 98481 – 26796

Chief Functionary: Hafiz P. Shabbir Ahmed



No.1, Bhadur Sha Zafar Marg

New Delhi 110 002

Tel:3311455, 33177729



Chief Functionary: Moulana Mohmood Madani



Address:Latika Ratna Pur, PO Mananda Biunria, Mayurbhanj, Orissa 757 091, India

Mayurbhanj, India

Year of establishment: 1980

Number of staff: 1

Publication: Making a Place (monthly newsletter, in English)


The Council is a non-governmental organization of women from minority groups in India who have been racially oppressed and/or victims of violence. It objectives are to improve the standard of life for women and to promote women's human rights, reproductive rights, legal rights and right to health. Its activities include: campaigns to promote breast-feeding and primary health services; income generation projects; training programs; and free legal aid to women suffering from all forms of discrimination and violence.



4-B, Hamid Building

96, Hafiz Ali Bahadur Marg, Mumbai – 400011

Tel No : 3082820.

Fax No: 3052002.

E - Mail : 

Chief Functionary: Maulana Sirajul Islam


Dawat Manzil.

Kumhar Gali,

Kalupur Tower,

Ahmedabad 380 001.

Tel No: (079) - h20282.

Fax No: 079 6821724

E - Mail:


Jamaat-E-Islami Hind

Bazar Chitli Qabar




Sixty years ago it was launched by Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, a young but acclaimed Muslim intellectual of the time. The Maulana can rightly be described as the greatest revivalist of Islam in the twentieth century whose writings and thoughts inspired similar movements in a large part of the world. Muslim Brotherhood, or Al-Ikhwanul Muslimoon as it is better known, has borrowed a lot from the man who brought a sea change in the Muslim perspective in this part of the world.  It is one of the leading organization of the Muslims.  It does rehabilitation work and services for victims of riots in Bhopal, Meerut, Maliana, Bhagalpur, Samastipur, Mumbai and Moradabad and around the country in the post-Babri riots it has done exemplary work. Literature prepared by it is excellent. Its efforts to reach out to non-Muslim population in the country in recent times and its dawah efforts are exemplary in nature and should be commended by the whole community. This advocacy undertaken by the Jamaat has helped remove misconceptions about Islam and Muslims among many non-Muslims. 



Abbreviated Name: J.P.C

Address: 9-10 Bhai Veer Singh Margr, New Delhi 110001

Telephone Nos: 2374-4308/ 2334-7506

Fax Nos: 2374-7293

Email ID:



Akra Rail Gate (West side)

P.O.: Boga Nawapara

P.S.: Maheshtala

Dist.: South 24 Pgs

Kolkata: 700 141

Year of Establishment: 1994

Chief Functionaries: Dr. Jharna Chatterjee and Haji Abdus Samad


This is an organization that interests itself in inter-community friendship.  The organization also interests itself about minority rights questions.  It tries to provide quality health care facilities to marginalized people particularly including Muslim minorities.



Address: 13 Alipur Road, Delhi 110054

Telephone Nos: 2395-1378

Fax Nos: 2394-0154

Email ID:

Year of Establishment:

Chief Functionaries: Smithu Kothari

Name of Regular Publication: Lokayan Bulletin bi-monthly in English; Udvasit quarterly in Hindi; Survival Column fortnightly in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.


Lokayan is a research and advocacy group in New Delhi. It conducts research on research on displacement caused by development projects, water, social forestry, energy projects and dams.  Within this perview they deal with minorities who are often the first to be displaced.


29 Rajpur Road

Delhi 110054

Tel: 91-11 2942199, 3951190, 3971151

Fax: 91-11 2943450

Year of Establishment: 1995


Lokniti was created when the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies decided to revive election studies in 1995, and decided to house the various projects on the electoral process and party politics under one roof. This followed a concerted effort to form a nation-wide network by travelling to universities and research institutes all over the country, trying to interest political scientists and other scholars in the project. A conference was organised at the end of the process and Lokniti was launched as a national network.The major activities of Lokniti include: a) monitoring the democratization process, especially the participation of hitherto marginalized groups such as dalits, women and minorities in the political process; b) developing a cross-cultural understanding of democratic politics in different contexts; c) networking with other scholars nationally and internationally to create alternative perspectives on democracy; and d) training a new generation of scholars and public intellectuals to intervene in public debates.



A-2/4, Golden Valley, Kalina,

Mumbai (Bombay) - 400 098

Tel: 6180394, 6160252


Chief Functionary: Flavia Agnes


Majlis is a legal and cultural resource centre working in the area of women and minority rights. The legal centre of Majlis is a group of lawyers providing legal assistance to women. Majlis is also involved in reasearch and documentation on issues concerning women. Their chief functionary is Flavia Agnes who is a lawyer who works in the area of family law and minority rights within a broad sphere of human rights law. She is the co-ordinator of the legal advocacy program of Majlis.



Village & Post: Baghmundi

Purulia Dist

West Bengal - 723 152

Mr. Somnath Singha Roy

Phone: 03254-- 40223 / 91-3252-40335


The organization aims to promote health and eduaction among the rural poor. It tries to provide food and shelter to the deprived and tribals. It assists in the formation of self-help groups. It focuses on support-services to people belonging to indigenous communities of Purulia. It concentrates on the situation of women and children living in the tribal areas of West Bengal.



C/o Azad Sangha Halyan Bagnan

Dist. Howrah

West Bengal

Phone: 03214-235235



Chairman: Abdul Majid

Director: Abdul Malek

Year of Establishment: 2002


This is an NGO that works in the field of education for Muslims.  It is particularly interested in modern scientific education.  It tries to inculcate within the students a thirst for research.



21, VI Main Road

Jawahar Nagar

Chennai 600082

Phone: 044 - 5379993

Fax: 044 – 5379746

Chief Functionary: Mr J Benjamin Franklin


MCCSS is a non-profit development organisation, an ecumenical body committed to Christian values. Its main focus is promotion of human rights through education and organisation that empowers the marginalised urban poor especially the Dalits. In furtherance of its goal MCCSS networks with rights oriented community-based organisations for advocacy. As women's groups play a pivotal role in sustainable development, a holistic approach with their participation and leadership is the priority of MCCSS



Markaz Road

Hojai - 782435

Dist. Nagaon, Assam

Ph-No-0091-3674-52340/ 5004




Address: 161-F, Joga Bai, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025

Telephone Nos: 2681-1779 / 2633-2583

 Fax Nos:

Email ID:

Year of Establishment: 1993-94

Secretary: Professor Iqbal Ansari

20, Jaswant Apartment


Delhi 110 025

Tel: 011-6324452


Name of Regular Publication:


The organisation focuses on the issue of discrimination and intolerance faced by the minorities and tries to improve their situation on the basis of Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. It undertakes study and research on the issues of discrimination and suggests measures to end discriminatory/exclusionary practices so pervasive in the country. The organization feels that equal access to justice is not available to the poor and deprived sections and minorities as exemplified by large number of riot related cases including the demolition of Babri Masjid. It tries to work towards that goal.



Sahibzada Abdul Moid Khan


Research Institute Rajasthan, Tonk, Resi: -Street Ansariyan, Kali Paltan, Tonk

Ph-No- 42389 / 42327

Tonk Resi- 42433


The association provides training in Arabic and Persian languages and literature.  It also undertakes studies on the role of Sufism in India and on sufi culture.



Address: Abid Villa, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025

Telephone Nos: 2682-1053 / 2240-5308

Fax Nos:

Email ID:


Year of Establishment: 1996

Chief Functionaries:

President: Syeda Saiyyadain Hameed


India's 65 million Muslim women, often called a minority within a minority for their double handicap of gender and faith, are challenging medieval religious laws that have oppressed them for centuries - and for a change some "mullahs" are listening. In recent years, Muslim women have fought fundamentalist interpretations of Islamic law (sharia) by asking the courts to take into consideration basic human rights.  Muslim Women's Forum, led by Sayeeda Hameed, is in the forefront of this effort.  They are working incessantly to ensure that Muslim women in India get equal benefits to those of several other Islamic societies like Turkey.



Indira Colony, Barmer, Rajasthan 344001(India)


Phone: 91-02982-21446

Fax: 91-02982-21446

Contact Person:Mrs.Mumtaz ben


In the region the main communities are Meghwals, Rajputs, Muslims, Dalits and Suthars. And the maximum population is residing in remote villages and dhani’s,with the distance of not less than 5-6 kms. from each other. There are 380 Gram Panchayats and 1941 villages in Barmer district and most of them are situated near Indo- Pak Border. Mahila Mandal Barmer Agor is a non - government, non- - political, and non - profitable organization. This is the only organization in Barmer, led by a woman. Drinking water, electricity, proper transportation facility, education and health facility, are the main problems, which inspired the organization to work in this area. The organization focused on the above issues and gathered local community and started a movement against the administration and forced them to solve the problems and to provide essential facilities. The organization works for underprivileged women such as the dalit women. MMBA intends to bring consciousness and awareness among the villagers (especially women) for their fundamental rights and their upliftment through education, peoples support and organization’s effort.



Post Bag No. 5

Imphal Head Post Office,

Imphal - 795001, Manipur

Ph-No: 03852—246446

Bus Fax: 03852-240042



It works in partnership with All Manipur Student’s Union (AMSU).  It deals with issues relating to the quality of life of people living in Manipur.  It is a human rights body.  It organizes protest marches, dharnas etc. It undertakes campaigns for the release of prisoners, unlawful detentions and disappearances of Manipuri youth.



Faculty of Social Sciences

Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi – 221005 U.P

Ph-No: +91 (-542) -307449

Fax: +91 (-542) -319962

E-mail: mcpr@; mcprabhu@

Chief Functionary: Dr. Priyankar Upadhyay

The Centre concentrates on research on inter-community relations and peace.  The Centre also works on conflict resolution and justice. The Centre organizes research and seminar programmes on minority rights.



253 Lekhraj Market III

Indira Nagar

Lucknow – 226016

Uttar Pradesh

Phone: 0522 - 346226

Fax: 0522 – 393997

Contact Person: Colonel Mir Fayazuddin


Year of Establishment: 1996


The organization works for the upliftment of Muslims and other minority communities.  It is a religious NGO and it performs a number of charitable works for minority groups. The organization believes that if Muslims are educationally and economically strong they will not only be able to devote time and energy for Islam, but also be able to join the mainstream of the country.



Udangshri Building

Ananda Nagar

Bamunimoidam, Guwahati – 781021


Chief Functionary: Lachit Bordoloi


MASS is a human rights group that works in Assam. It protests against any human rights violation in the state, organizes campaigns for justice and creates movements for freedom of the people. It does social service including providing relief to victims of natural disaster such as floods.  Its effort is to bring different groups in Assam under its umbrella for justice and peace.


21A, Haji Mohamad Mohsin Square

Kolkata : 700 016

President: Kalimuddin Shams


This is an umbrella body for many Muslim organizations in Kolkata.  It houses a library and a gymnasium for young people of the Muslim minority community.  Its library is one of the best libraries on Islam and Urdu literature in the state of West Bengal.  The Muslim Institute also works in partnership with Mohammadan Sporting Club, a premier sports club in India.



NPMHR Secretariat

Kohima, Nagaland – 797001

Tel: 0370-280553

Fax: 0370-223231


Year of Establishment: 1978

Chief Functionary: Neinguluo Krome


The NPMHR was formed on 9th September, 1978 in response to the Naga peoples long felt need for an organised movement to further their human rights. NPMHR attempts to give organised expression to the Naga peoples fight for their rights. Nagas have throughout history fiercely maintained their political and cultural independence. And NPMHR protests against any infringement of that right. The NPMHR wants to ensure the Naga people’s right to  life, work and ideology without any exploitation. It wants to ensure for Nagas freedom of movement, assembly and faith.  It fights against any anti or non-democratic and authoritarian practices.



NMA-Kripa Centre

D Block, Kohima – 797 001


Tel: 0370-280553

Fax: 0370-223231


Year of Establishment: 1984

Chief Functionaries: Neidonuo Angami and Khesheli Chishi


The NMA is an apex body of all Naga women’s groups in Nagaland.  It works for peace in all Naga regions.  It tries to act as an arbiter between the Indian state and the Naga people.  It is particularly interested in issues of health.  It runs a health center including a center for patients afflicted with HIV and AIDs in collaboration with Kripa Foundation of Mumbai.



Senapati H.Q.

Senapati District


Tel: 03878-22396


Year of Establishment: 1994

Publication: Raisunriang


The NWU is the apex body of all Naga women’s groups in Manipur. The organization works for rights and dignity of women.  It attempts to sensitise women towards their position and responsibilities.  Its effort is to create a congenial atmosphere for peace and understanding among different groups in the region.  Its partners are NGOs, People’s Movement and Church groups.



14, Supreme Enclave, Patparganj

Mayur Vihar Phase I

Delhi -- 110 091

Other Offices:

National Alliance of People’s Movements

C/O. Chemeical Mazdoor Sabha

Haji Habib Buildings

Naigaon Cross Road

Dadar (E)

Mumbai 400 028

Tel: 022- 4150529

Arundhati or Mahesh


National Alliance of People’s Movement

9/982, Indira Nagar

Lucknow 226 016

Tel: 347365, 342435


The National Alliance of Peoples' Movements tries to protest the injustice being meted to development affected vulnerable communities such as adivasis and displaced. They included those affected by the various dam projects such as Koyna dam, Jaikwadi, Neera-Devghar (Pune district), Tapi projects and the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) project, those affected by Eco-development projects in the cities such as slum dwellers and footpath dwellers, those affected by Sanctuaries being developed in the name of Environmental development around Koyna dam and the fish-workers in Gorai affected by MIDC and Esselworld. They help such people to organize facilitating protest marches and other forms of protest. They support the legal protection of people's right of access to common property, resources of forests, common land and water. They feel Public debate and democratic procedures are needed to plan and monitor sustainable use and upgrading of these resources. Their aim is a re-vitalisation of the rural economy, including the resource-base for forest dwellers, rural artisans and rural industries with the help of old and new eco-friendly technologies. The same approach applies to the fisheries, fodder economy sector.



B-13, Shivam Flats

Ellora Park

Baroda – 390007

Chief Functionary: Medha Patkar


This is a very well known movement that focusing on the rehabilitation of victims of developmental displacement due to construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam on Nramada  Since most of these victims belong to marginalized sections of the society such as the tribals and the rural poor the NBA is a movement for such groups.  It is also an anti-dam movement. 



Address: 15a Ragavan Street, Chooolaimedu, Chennai,600 094,India,

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600 094


Phone: 23614024

Contact Person: MR. R. DHARSIS

Year of Establishment: 1993


The organisation's goal is to enhance voluntary social service to people in distress who need outside support to promote their welfare such as dalits and minorities. The group aims at facilitating community work by collaborating with local NGOs. The organisation guides NGOs in project planning, preparation of proposals, monitoring, evaluation and appraisal and provides training to the staff of NGOs and their target community.



B. T. Hostel, Post Box No.34

Shilong - 793003, Meghalaya

Tel: (0361) 547493, 524903

Fax: 547393


Chief Functionary: B. Datta Ray

Year of Establishment: 1989


This is a research organization.  It conducts research largely on the situation of ethnic minorities in the Northeast of India. Established in 1989 as an autonomous social science research institute, it is partly funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Government of Assam. The institute is involved in promoting and coordinating research on problems and processes of social transformation and development of Assam and other states of North-east India. Ten junior research fellowships are awarded each year to young post graduates of the region.



B - 14, (Second Floor)

Green Park Extension

New Delhi -- 110 049

Tel: 011-6514847 / 656743

Fax: 011-6511504


Chief Functionary: E Deenadayalan


The Other Media works for minority groups including ethnic minorities.  The group has a number of publications in vernacular and English languages. The group works for peace among different ethnicities in Northeast India. They have organized trips of eminent persons to Northeast and undertaken campaigns on human rights and peace.  It plays crucial support to movements in defence of human rights. It also houses the secretariat of Pakistan-India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy.



Near Police Station, Naharlagun

Oju Craft Centre

Arunachal Pradesh

Phone: 0360 – 4453

Chief Functionary: Ms. Binny Yanga


This organization is located in the remote border state of Andhra Pradesh.  It largely works for the welfare of Oju tribe.  It encourages their traditional craft skill for income generation and helps them to market their products.



Address: N-4, H-46, CIDCO,

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, 431001


Phone: 240-2472669

Contact Person: Ebenezer Daniel


This is a development NGO working in the rural and tribal areas of Marathwada India. Its areas of activities are vocational education, womens development, health, rural development, and other socio economic issues.



Abbreviated Name: (PVCHR)

Address: Sa4/2 Daulatpur,Varanasi(UP) 221002,India..

Telephone Nos: 91-542-2586676 / 2586688 

Email ID:

Chief Functionary: Dr. Lenin


The city of Varanasi is the abode of marginalized communities such as dalitts. As a result of brahmanical strictures these marginalised communities have remained illiterate. The children of these communities have ended up as bonded labourers, in carpet, silk and sarees industries where they do not receive the minimum wages and are subjected to physical violence by their employers.  Many of these communities are subjected to police atrocities. Their women and girls are treated to all kinds of sexual abuses and humiliation. In the Block of Badeganv , in the village of Belwa located on the south of the block the whole dalit and backwards Ghetto had been denied voting rights for the past twenty five years. Their children are not allowed to educate themselves because the Pradhan has not allowed any government school from coming up in that area while the private schools are too costly for them to afford. Consequently the children of the dalits remain illiterate and end up as bonded labourers. PVCHR works for the betterment of these groups who have been historically marginalized including dalits, adivasis, women, rural poor, workers etc.



Sandeep Vaidya

81 Sahayoga Apt

Mayur Vihar I, New Delhi - 110091

Phone: 011 - 2256931

Fax: 011 – 2256931


Other Offices:

1.C/O Shri D. L. Tripathi


14-15, Jeevan Vihar

Anasagar Circular Road

Ajmer - 300506

Ph-No- 0145-425366



2.C/O Ravi Kiran Jain, 1/1, Akashpuri,

Allahabad - 211001

Ph-No- 623569

3.C/OHasan Mansur


46, Wellington Street

Richmond Town

Banglore – 560025

Ph-No- 2211109 / 6639414


There are a number of other PUCL offices all over India but these are some of the more important branches. Veteren leader Jaya Prakash Narayan (JP) founded the People's Union for Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights (PUCLDR), in 1976. The idea was to make the PUCLDR. an organisation free from political ideologies, so that people belonging to various political parties may come together on one platform for the defence of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. The organisation was re-christened as the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in 1980. PUCL works on both ethnic and religious minorities as well as on other marginalized groups. Its reports on human rights violations have been a source of inspiration for many human rights groups in the country.



4/1, Amiya Hazra Lane

Kolkata: 700 016

President: M. Aminul Ambia

Phone: 03216-228045

Year of Establishment: 2000


The group works for the socio-economic empowerment of the Muslim community in West Bengal.  It also organizes seminar and meetings on the political rights of Muslims.  It protests against any infrigement of Muslim rights and tries to create a movement on these issues.



Prakruti Niwas, Bhagirathi Sagar East, Gudianali,

Dhenkanal - 759001, Orissa

Ph- 06762 - 32798 / 36887

Fax: 06762 – 34450

Chief Functionary: Mr Sankarsana Hota


The institution works in regions where there are extensive forests.  Its main work is on forest preservation and the development of women. Since these women are largely from tribal communities the organization works with such marginalized communities. 



56 Munrika Enclave New Delhi - 110 067

Chief Functionary: Nandita Haksar


The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Delhi, is one of India's main civil liberties and democratic rights organisations. PUDR has been in existence since 1980. Before that it was known as the Delhi unit of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights. PUCL&DR had been formed in the Emergency by a large number of people belonging to different political currents, dominated by those who had formed the Janata Party, and was headed by Jayaprakash Narayan. After the Emergency, when the Janata Party came to power at the centre, many felt that PUCL&DR was now unnecessary, the national organisation was disbanded. A few units however continued functioning, among which was the Delhi unit, which later renamed itself PUDR. It works on ethnic minority issues such as the Naga conflict.



Head Quarter:Belur Math

Howrah, West Bengal- 711202

Phone:  6541144


Ramkrishna Mission Loksiksha Parishad (RKMLP)

Ranjit Mukherjee, Project Co - Ordinater

Narendrapur, Po/P.S: Sonapur

North 24 Pargan-743508

West Bengal

Phone (91) 033-24779201 / 033-24779202 / 033-24779203 / 033-24779207/ 033-24772207

Fax (91) 033-24779070/ 033-24772070


The Ramakrishna Mission has done exemplary works in the field of education, training, and health care.  It has numerous projects on the development of the situation of tribals and Indigenous People in all of India.   It runs numerous schools and hospitals.





Dist: Howrah

Pin: 711311

Phone: 033-26584713


Secretary: Sk. Haidar Ali

President: Md. Raihan

Year of Establishment: 1992


The organization is not just for minority students but also for underprivileged government workers from minority groups.  It works as their support system and provides legal aid.  


SAHAJ (An Organisation's for Women's Development)

P.O.Box 71,B/H Desai Automodiles,Padav

Dahod - 389151.Gujarat

Tel : 0091 2673 40215

Fax No. : 0091 2673 45215


Year of Establishment: 1989

Chief Functionary: Ms.Jabeen Jambughodawala.


The organization is based in Eastern Gujarat Dahod. It focuses on socio-economic empowerment through Art & Craft based income generation projects. SAHAJ is an initiative of N.M. Sadguru Water & Development Foundation (hereafter Sadguru). Sadguru is working in area of rural development for more than 28 years. Sadguru's strength in natural resource management is acknowledged all over Gujarat. Today Sadguru is working with 150000 people in 350 villages of Gujarat, M.P.& Rajasthan. SAHAJ was started in 1989 with aim to provide income generation opportunities to tribal women. It aims to build up the traditional skills of tribes.  It also provides tribal workers with saving-credit and marketing facilities.



Delhi Office: State Bahá'í Council

Bahá'í House

6, Canning Road

New Delhi - 110 001.

Mumbai Office: State Bahá'í Council

Glory Bungalow No. 91

Shivaji Park

Kolhapur - 416 001


Kolkata Office: State Bahá'í Council

Bahá'í Centre

145-G Block, New Alipore

West Bengal


Baha’i House Of Worship Management Committee

Zena Sorabjee


Post Box No. 128,

New Delhi-110001


Resi- 91-11-8218124




The Organization Manages Bahai Temples.  It Runs Bahai Academies And High Schools.  It Has Programmes For Community Women, Youth And Children.  It Has Offices In All States Of India.



B/A/10, United Apts. Maktampura,

Ahmedabad , Gujarat,

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380055


Contact Person: Javed Ameer

Mobile phone no: 98250 66850

Phone: 91-79- 682 0021 / 682 2619

Fax: 91-79-682 0021

E-mail :


Year of Establishment: 1995


The goal of SEED is to empower the socially, educationally and economically deprived communities including minorities through education and training in the formal and non-formal fields. The non-formal areas comprise inputs for developing market-relevant skills, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities in the children, youth and women of these communities for them to make their lives and living more meaningful. It undertakes research projects on the situation of minorities. It has undertaken a project entitled "A Study of Select Minority-managed Schools of Banaskantha in Gujarat, India". It is a study of factors, internal and external to the school environment that affects the academic performance of the childrem from Muslim minorities of the District of Banaskantha in Gujarat, India. It has also completed at “A Strategy Paper on Reforms in Schools Run for Muslim Minorities in India.”



Uttar Jalkhura


Dist: 24 Pgs (S)

West Bengal

Pin: 700 141

President: Md. Mahbub Ali Sepai

Secretary: Sirajuddin Ghazi

Year of Establishment:1996


This organization works towards the development of minority communities. It has programmes for their socio-economic development.  The organization has a good record of working with not just one minority group but with many minority groups.   



(Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust)

8 Vithalvhai Patel House

Rafi Marg

New Delhi 110 001

Tel: (011) 2371 1276, 2335 1424


Chief Functionary: Ms. Sabnam Hashmi


SAHMAT has worked for the last 13 years to build solidarity among artists and intellectuals on questions of conscience in current politics, particularly in the area of communalism. It has attempted, more ambitiously, to build a movement where an alert consciousness will anticipate fundamentalist tendencies in India's national cultural life and provide a platform for those who want to intervene in the social processes through their practices as artists, writers and academics. SAHMAT has conducted a series of programs on the theme of Artists Against Communalism. SAHMAT has also worked with the victims of the carnage in Gujarat who survive in sub-human conditions. Members of the group feel that women and children, as always in such circumstances, are the worst affected. Among the numerous problems that confront them, an immediate issue is how to bring back some normalcy to the lives of their children, by ensuring that they return to school in the coming academic year.



Address: O-45, 46, 4th. Floor, New York Trade Centre, Near Thaltej Cross Road,

Thaltej, Ahmedabad 380 054

Telephone Nos: 26858195

Fax Nos: 26843459

Email ID:

Year of Establishment:

Chief Functionaries:     Ms. Sheba George


The group works for minorities.  At present it is working with the victims of the Gujarat carnage and internally displaced people of Gujarat. Such people are mostly from the Muslim communities.  SAHRWARU has undertaken its initiatives in coalition with SAHMAT, INSAF and other groups working for minorities in Gujarat. 



Sewa Reception Centre

Opp. Victoria Garden

Ahmedabad 380 001


Ph-No-0272-5506477/ 5506444

Fax: 0272- 550-6446



SEWA organises women to ensure that every family obtains full employment. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security (at least health care, child care and shelter). Since SEWA works in regions where a majority of workers are from the minority communities hence its work extensively with with Muslims and tribal groups of the region..



The President

"Baitul Majeed", 4/600-A, Medical College Road, Aligarh-202002

B-7/18, Safdarjung Enclave New Delhi-11029 India




SADA is a small group from Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) working in the area of minority rights, minority education and welfare, consumer rights, Hindu-Muslim unity and the development of Urdu media. Aligarh is know for the very important Aligarh Muslim University which attracts students, particularly Muslim students, from all over the subcontinent, West Asia, and Africa. The city is also a center of lock making industry with considerable population of highly skilled but poorly paid workers.



Madrasa Talimul Islam

Vill.: Padmalav Pur

P.O. & P.S. Amdanga

Dist: North 24 Pgs

Pin: 743221 (W.B.)

Year of Establishment: 1999


President: Alhaj Shirazul Islam

Secretary: A.S.M. Rezwanul Karim


The organization works for the development of madrasah education.  Madrasahs are institutions to impart Islamic teaching.. An overwhelming majority of underprivileged Muslim students go to these Madrasas. The trust interests itself in trying to impart quality education in Madrasahs which are affiliated to it.


Society for the Development of the Depressed (SDD)

15/A, Arockiyanathar Street,

TV Malai Dt.,, Tamil Nadu, 606 801


Contact Person: M. Manavalan

Phone: 91 04181 52339

Fax: 91 04181 52896


The organization works to improve the status of dalit men and women through education, socio, economic and cultural transformation. It fosters the growth of an autonomous People’s Movement. It motivates dalit women to form Women’s Associations in the rural villages and help them to develop their capability, managerial abilities and leadership qualities through trainings, workshops and conferences. 



No.5, Krishnarajapuram Colony,Manamadurai,Sivagangai-Dist,

Tamilnadu, India-630 606.

Manamadurai, Tamilnadu, 630 606


Contact Person: L.Pandi

Phone: 04574-68734,


The organisation works for the empowerment of the rural women and also of dalit women through micro enterprises to become active in society and be empowered. It has educational, health and economic programmes.



Nirant’ Juhutara Road, Juhu

Mumbai - 400049

Bus: (022) 660-2288

Email:  Tel: 022-6602288, 022-6603927

Fax: 022-6602288




Publications: Communalism Combat


Ms. Teesta Setalvad


Project: Aman Peace Pals Project and Aman Ekta Manch,

Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 'Nirant' Juhu Tara Road, Juhu

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 049


Sabrang Communications ("sabrang" means "all colours") was started in 1993 to provide information on, analyse and expose the machinations of communal politics in India, on the subcontinent and abroad and to publicise the attempt of secular individuals, groups and organisations engaged in fighting them. The organisation stands for equal respect to all religions, and is opposed to the cynical manipulation of faith in the pursuit of power.



P O Box 9749, Masihgarh, Okhla

New Delhi - 110 025

Tel : 6911336, 6925080

Fax : 6910077





Residence: Communication/Info. Bureau, Delhi Catholic Archdiocese

9-10, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, New Delhi 110 001

Tel: 2336 3214

Fax: 336 3214


The group is largely a peace group working for the improvement of the situation of dalits, adivasis and other minorities.



Premkuti, Pokharkhali,




Chief Functionary: Yashodhara Dasgupta


It is a voluntary organization promoting the process of Participatory Rural Development in one of the most backward regions of India. The two groups that form the focus of SAHAYOG's attention are women and dalits. Women because they are the perennial second class citizens and exploited even more in the hills of U.P. where they are the main agricultural and domestic worker. The Dalits are a community that has been cast outside the mainstreasn of Indian society as untouchable and dispossessed of their own lands in the U.P. hills.  SAHAYOG organizes campaigns for them.



Women's University Library

1 Nathibai Thackersey Road

New Marine Lines

400 020 Mumbai

Tel: +91 022 207 2792

Fax: +91 022 201 8226



SNDT Women's University was established in 1916 as the first women's university in India. The university library was established in 1955. It houses an information service on women's studies. The women's information section of the library caters to researchers and professors as well as NGOs and activists. The library maintains an indigenous database -SUCHAK- containing references to more than 100.000 titles. About 35.000 of these pertain specifically to women many of which are on doubly marginalized women from minority and dalit communities.



42, Tughlakabad

Institutional Area

New Delhi 110 062

Tel: 91-11 6081908, 6060931, 6060932, 6060933

Fax: 91-11 6080183



Contact Person: Poonam Mehdiratta,

Communications Coordinator


The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) was founded in 1982. Apart from research studies and projects, the Society has been engaged in policy advocacy, conducting seminars, and participating in people's movements. Major areas of research are: civil society and development; local self-governance; environment and sustainable development; education/literacy and development.  Since it interests itself in people's movements, it deals with dalits and indigenous peoples' movements.



1225, Pocket A, Sector-A

Vasant Kunj,New Delhi-110070

Ph-No- 91-11-6896831(R)

Chief Functionary: C. B. Tripathi



C-1027, Durgapuri, Dewa Road, opposite Anand Bhawan School,

Distt. Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh India, 22 54 11, India

Contact Person:  N.Iqbal Nomani

Phone: 00 91 5248 - 23412/ 47221

Fax: 0091 5248 - 23412


Sseum is a non-profit agency in the voluntary sector engaged in monitoring development services for the minorities in India. It is being administered by a Governing Board of Eleven Members consisting of specialists & representatives of organisation active in the field of special work. Its aims are: to fulfill the basic needs of neglected minorities, to promote & undertake activities through a package of financial & social development services for minorities, to create awareness and advocacy for the implementation of the minorities related legislation Act, to co-operate and collaborate with Governmental, National & International agencies to meet the needs of minorities, and to disseminate knowledge, and thereby sensitise responsible segments of society to the rights and plight of millions of underprivileged in their homeland. The SSEUM seeks to enable members of minorities to achieve social and economic Independence.



Post Box 4088,



Gujarat 380 009


It is part of the initiative called coalition against communalism.  To respond to this brazen communal assault on the country´s secular democratic polity, concerned citizens from Mumbai and Ahmedabad have come together to form an ‘Association of Persons´ (AOP), to be called, Citizens for Justice and Peace - CJP. Activities Following intensive interaction and consultation with a wide cross-section of survivors of the carnage in Gujarat lawyers, human rights groups and communal harmony/peace activists from across the country, CJP has set for itself the task of mobilising finances for the following activities.  The St. Xavier's Social Service Society is part of that initiative and works for the amelioration of situation of riot affected minority groups.



CBCI Centre, Ashoka Place, New Delhi 110 001

President: Archbishop Alan de Lastic

National Coordinators: Archbishop Vincent Concessao, Bishop Karam

Masih, Dr Richard Howell

National Convenor: John Dayal

Address: 505 Media Apartment, Link Society

18 IP Extension

New Delhi 110 092

Tel: 23320101 ext 1149

Residence: 2465 4934

Fax: 22726582

Mobile: 9811 021 072






All India Christian Council

79-B, 1&II Floors, Street 8, West Marredpally

Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Mobile 9811021072:

Fax Nos:(011) 2272-6582

President: Dr. Joseph D’Souza

Secretary: Dr. John Dayal


All India Catholic Unions

Dolphy D’souza

105-B, Evergreen Apts, Mith Chowky, Marve Road

Malad, Mumbai


The United Christian Forum for Human Rights works towards ending the oppression of all Christians of South Asia irrespective of denomination. According to the Convenor of UCF and Secretary of All India Christian Council “the marginalised and the minorities are major victims of the xenophobia generated in the rhetoric of war. Cross border terrorism further aggravates the situation.”



Plot No. 5th block,2nd floor, R.K.Towers, Jaya Prakash Nagar,,

Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, 522 201


Contact Person: K. Baby Rani,

Phone: 91 08644 29986


WANI is a non profit voluntary service and women's issue based net work promoted for Integrated and sustainable development of poor dalit women by eliminating atrocities on women. It works for women’s political rights and the protection of their fundamental rights.



WAMA is a network of autonomous women's organisations, and supported by national women's organisations such as the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) and the All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA). Hisaab is a campaign led by WAMA.  The campaign was launched on 25th November 2000, on the International 'No Violence against Women' Day, with the specific objective of examining the situation of women in U.P., on the issue of violence, within the framework of the Convention for Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Women's Association for Mobilisation and Action (WAMA) is a state-level network of women's activists, and of International Women's Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific, a regional network which focuses on monitoring the implementation of the CEDAW.



Fr. Albert Nambiaparambil,

Upasana, Thodopuzla, Kerala- 685584

Tel No. – 0091-486223286

Fax- 009148622353/485 833009

E – mail –



80, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta - 700 020, India,

Calcutta, West Bengal, 700 020




Contact Person: Prof. Dr. S. K. Agarwal


The Society's mission is to disseminate and pursue the ideals of universal peace, brotherhood and amity amongst all nations and races of people. The Society has been established to integrate the diverse and varied people of the world into a global community wherein fraternity, solidarity and respect for human dignity and diversity is of paramount importance. The Society is a non-profit, non-partition and non-governmental organisation comprising of individuals from different sections of the society such as parliamentarians, doctors, lawyers, professionals, educationists, journalists, social workers etc



P.B. 7, Purulia Road,



Tel. 200873

Fax: 0651-315318


Chief Functionary: Fr.Beni A.Ekka s.j


As the history of the institute makes it clear, XISS was started as an extension department of St. Xavier's College, Ranchi in 1955 with the objective of training young men and women in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Rural Development and Social Work. In 1973 the Institute was registered as a Separate Educational Society under the Social Registration Act. From that point in history it has been recognized as one of the Outstanding Management Schools in India. In 1978, it moved to its present capacity as well as resources. During the same period it has developed its own distinct identity to become one of the premier management schools in India in the fields of personnel management, rural development and lately, information management. XISS aims at contributing towards the all round development of human resources in different sectors. The Institute organizes rural field work among indigenous people.



52/3 Narepark Municipal School, Opp. Narepark Ground,,

Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 012


Phone:(91-22) 24143498, 24155250

Fax:(91-22) 24135314


Contact Person: Alpa Vora / Resource Mobilisation Unit


The group aims to work with and in the interest of the oppressed majority: the urban and the rural poor, especially the scheduled Castes and Tribes, minority and tribal communities; in particular the women and the children and among them, empowering them, individually and collectively to defend, promote, restore, and create, civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights to which they are constitutionally and universally entitled. The group desires to engage in strategic partnership with the State private sector and other sectors of civil society to promote and establish fundamental structural, social, political and economic equity in society.



10, Sansad Marg,

New Delhi. 110 001.



An umbrella organisation affiliated to the World YWCA with 65 local associations in India. The organisation works for women's empowerment through a variety of programmes , the most important of which are leadership training for women, advocacy work on all women's issues, and community development work . The YWCA also runs 40 women's residences across the country providing housing for working women as well as emergency shelter for women. The YWCA of India is also a part of a network of 7 women's organisations based in Delhi and works together with them on common issues.




Publications on Minority Rights




Abbas, Khwaja Ahmed

“The Death of Sheikh Burhanuddin”, in: Alok Bhalla (Ed.) Stories About the Partition of India. Vol. 2.

New Delhi: Indus/ Harper Collins Publishers India Pvt. Ltd., 1994, pp. 223-233, English


Abdi,  Urooj and Hussain, M.G.

“Communal Prejudice Behind Communalism”

Mainstream Vol.30, No.54, 31 Oct. 1992.


Acharyya, R. K., Insight into the Reangs, Agartala: Tribal Research Institute, Government of Tripura, 1999.


Agarwal, S., Minorities in India: A Study in Communal Process and Minority Rights, Arihant Publishing House, Jaipur, 1995.


Ahmad, Aijazuddin, Muslims in India: Their Educational, Demographic and Socio-Economic Status with Comparative Indicators for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and other Communities, Based on a Singular and Systematic Field Survey 1990-1993. Vol. I, Delhi: Inter-India, 1993.

_________________, Muslims in India: Their Educational, Demographic and Socio-Economic Status with Inter-Community Comparisons Based on Field Survey Conducted in 1991. Vol. II, Delhi: Inter-India, 1994.


__________________, Muslims in India: Their Educational , Demographic and Socio-Economic Status with Comparative Indicators for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and other Communities, Based on a Singular and Systematic Field Survey 1990-1993. Vol. III, Delhi: Inter-India, 1995.


_______________, Muslims in India: Their Educational , Demographic and Socio-Economic Status with Comparative Indicators for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and other Communities, Based on a Singular and Systematic Field Survey 1990-1993. Vol. IV, Delhi: Inter-India, 1996.


Akhtar, Shaheen, The State of Muslims in India, Islamabad: Institute of Regional Studies, 1996.

Agarwala, Ratish Mohan

Hindu-Muslim Riots: Their Causes and Cure

Lucknow: International Social Literature Publishing Co. 1943, English

Ram Advani Bookseller, Lucknow


Agarwala, Ratish Mohan

Solution of the Whole Communal Problem of India, 2nd ed.

Lucknow: International Social Literature Publishing Co. 1950, English

Ram Advani Bookseller, Lucknow


Agnes,  Flavia

“Women’s Movement within a Secular Framework: Redefining the Agenda”, Economic and Political Weekly, May 7, 1994.

Bombay: Sameeksha Trust/ Economic and Political Weekly, 1994, English


Agnivesh, Swami

‘Multireligious Approaches to Communalism’, paper presented to a seminar in Bombay.

Bombay: Unpublished  paper, October 1991, English


Agrawal, Purushottam

“Communal Politics and Cultural Regeneration”

 Mainstream Vol.29, No.47, 1991


Agrawal, Purushottam

Unke Saval- Hamare Jawab (Their Questions and Our Answers)

New Delhi: People’s Campaign for Secularism/ Voluntary Action Network of India (VANI), 1993, 15 pp. Hindi.


Agwani, M.S

Islamic Fundamentalism in India

Chandigarh: 21st Century India Society, 1986, English


Ahmed, Akbar

“History- Thieves: Stealing the Muslims Past?”

History Today Vol.43, Jan. 1993


Ahmad, Aijaz

In the Mirror of Urau: Recompositions of Nation and Community 1947-1965

Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1993, 35 pp., English


Ahmad, Imtiaz

“Secular State, Communal Society”, CED Factsheet, 2. Communalism: The Razors Edge/ Reproduced from Economic and Political Weekly, July 1969).

Bombay: Centre for Education of Documentation’s (CED), 1984, pp. 15-28, English

 “Perspective on the Communal Problem”, ICSSR Research Abstracts Quarterly, Vol. II, No.1, October 1972.

Delhi: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), 1972, English

The Political Economy of Places of Worship (Forthcoming)

Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Forthcoming, English



Communalism Takes a Dangerous New Turn

Hyderabad: All India Revolutionary Students Federation, 1993, English


Aiyar, Mani Shankar

“A Catechism for Communalists”, The Illustrated Weekly of India, July 29, 1990

New Delhi: Bennet, Coleman o. Ltd., July 29, 1990, English.


Akbar, M.J.

Riot After Riot

New Delhi: Penguin India Pvt. Ltd., 1988, 175 pp., English

India: The Sage Within

New Delhi: Penguin India Pvt. Ltd., 1985, English

 “The Miracle of Communal politics”, Illustrated Weekly of India, 107(31).

Delhi: Bennet, Coleman Co.Ltd., 10 Aug. 1986, pp.32-35, English


Alam Javed

“The Changing Grounds of Communal Mobilisation: The Majilis-E-Ittehad-Ul-Muslimeen and the Muslims of Hyderabad”, G. Pandey. (Ed.)  The Hindus and Others.

New Delhi: Penguin India Pvt. Ltd., 1993, pp. 146-176, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

“Inter-Faith Dialogue for Communal Harmony”

Mainstream Vol.30, No.7, 7 Dec. 1991

 “Communal Conflict After 1950”

Economic and Political Weekly

Vol. 27, No. 34, 22 Aug. 1992

 “Communal Riots is Ahmedabad”

Economic and Political Weekly

Vol. 27, Nos. 31-32, 1-8 Aug. 1992


Anand, Javed and Teesta Seetalvad (Eds.)

Communalism Combat (a monthly news magazines on Communalism published since August 1993. All the issues published are useful reference).

Bombay: Sabrang Communications, 1993 upto 1995, English


Ansari, Iqbal A.

Ahmedabad Riots: Focus on Dark Corners

Delhi: Radiance Book Depot, 1970, English

Ansari, N.A

“Trend of Communal Riots in India”

Mainstream Vol. 29, No.11, 5 Jan. 1991

“Anti Communalism in South Asia”

Bulletin of Communal Asian Scholars

Vol. 25, No.4, Oct-Dec. 1993

(Series of Articles)


Ashan, Shams

“Communal Danger and Muslims”

Mainstream, Vol. 28, No.20, 10 March 1990



“Banaras Riots”

Mainstream, Vol.30, No. 10, 28 Dec. 1991


Asiam, Mohammed

“State Communalism and the Reassertion of Muslim Identity”. In: Hasan, Zoya, S.N. Jha and Rasheeduddin Khan (Eds.) State, Political Processes and Identity

Delhi: Sage Publications Ltd., 1989, English


Awasthi, Dilip

“Message from Meerut”, India Today, Vol. XVIII, No.6,

New Delhi: Living Media India Ltd., March 31, 1993, pp.58-59, English


Ayde, Shivaji Rao

Communal Riots in India: A Legal, Sociological, Political Study

New Delhi: Sampradayikta Virodhi Committee, 1972, English


Arslan, Mehdi and Janaki Rajan (Eds)

Communalism in India: Challenge and Response

New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 1994, pp. 205


Bacchetta, Paola

“Communal Property / Sexual Property: On Representations of Muslim Women in Hindu Nationalist discourse”, in Zoya Hasan (Ed.) Forging Identities.

Delhi: Kali for Women, 1994, pp. 188-225, English

 “Muslim Women in the RSS discourse”, COSAW Bulletin – Special Issue – ‘Women and the Hindu Right’, Vol. 8, No. 3-4, 1993


Bano, Zainab

“Reality of Communal riots: Class conflict between haves of Hindus and Muslims”, Indian Journal of Parliamentary Studies, 4 (1)

New Delhi: Indian Journal of Parliamentary Studies, Mar 1980, 100-14, English  


Bayly, C.A.

“The Pre-History of Communalism? Religious Conflicts In India 1700-1860”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 19. No. 2. 1985

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985, English


Bayly, S.

Saints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in south Indian Society, 1700-1900

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989, English


Bharti, Indu.

“Bhagalpur Riots and the Bihar Government”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 24. No. 48

Bombay: Economic and Political Weekly, December 2, 1989, English


Bhattacharya, D.

Ram-janmabhoomi Babri Masjid O Bharatvarsh

Calcutta: Socio-Economic Research Institute, 1993, 176 pp. 3-4


Bidwai, Praful

“Communalism in Civil Services” Muslim India Vol. XII, No. 144

(Reprinted from – The Frontline, 12 Augusst 1994)

Delhi: Muslim India Educational and Cultural Trust, December 1994, pp.550-551, English


Bilgrami, Akeel

“What is a Muslim? Fundamental Commitment and Cultural Identity”, G. Pandey, (Ed.) The Hindus and Others

New Delhi: Penguim india Pvt. Ltd; 1993, pp. 274 – 299, English


Brahma, Tripty

“Latan Fakir – as an exponent of Inter-Communal Integration and Socio-Cultural Reformation in the Nineteenth Century Bengal, India”, paper presented at Symposium: Economic Development & Social Change at the 12 International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, 23-31 July 1988

Zagreb: Unpublished Paper, 1988, English


Brass, Paul R.

Language, Religion and Politics in North India

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974, English


Bandopadhyay, Sekhar

“Community Formation and Communal Conflicts: Namasodra-Muslim Riot in Jessore-Khulva”

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.25, No.46, 17 Nov. 1990


Bhambri, C.P.

“State and Communalism in India”

Social Scientist Vol. 18, Nos. 8-9, Aug.-Sept. 1990


Bhardwaj, K.K.

Combatiing Communalism in India

Mittal Publications

New Delhi, 1993


Banerjee, Mukulika, The Pathan Unarmed: Opposition and Memory in the North West Frontier, James Currey, Oxford, 2000.


Banerjee, Sumanta (ed.), Shrinking Space: Minority Rights in South Asia, South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu, 1999.


Bhaumik, Subir, Meghna Guhathakurta and Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury (eds.), Living On The Edge Essays on The Chittagong Hill Tracts, South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu, 1997.


Bose, Tapan K. and Rita Manchanda (eds.), States, Citizens and Outsiders The Uprooted Peoples of South Asia, South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu, 1997.


Brass, Paul R., Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation of Collective Violence, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997Caldarola, Carlo. (ED)

‘Hinduization among Tribals: An Aspect of Hindu Expansion or a Consequence of Internal Segmentation?, paper presented at the Panel ‘Communalism, Fundamantalism & Religious Activism’ at the 11th European Conference on Modern South Asia Studies, Amsterdam 1990

Amsterdam: CASA, 1990, English


Centre for the Study of Secular India

Towards Secular India: A Quarterly Journal

Bombay: Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism, 1995


Chakrabarty, Dipesh

‘Communal Riots and Labour: Bengal’s Jute Mill-Hands in the 1890’s, in: Veena Das (Ed.). Mirrors of Violence: Communities, Riots and Survivors in South Asia., Oxford, 1990, pp. 146-184, English


Chakravarti, Uma and Nandita Haksar

The Delhi Riots: Three Days in the Life of a Nation.

Delhi: Lancer Publishers and Distributors, 1985, English


Chandra Bipan and Khushwant Singh

Many Faces of Communalism

Chandigrah, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial

Development, 1985, English


Chatterjee, Mirai

“Aren’t all these also Banos?: What Muslim women suffer”, Manushi No. 36 (Vol. 6, No. 6)

  New Delhi: Manushi, Sept-Oct 1986, English


Chhachi, Amrita

“Forced Identities: the State, Communalism, Fundamentalism and women in India”. In: Kandiyoti, Deniz. (Ed.) women, Islam and the State. London: MacMillan, 1991. 

Hampshire: Macmillan, 1991, pp. 144-175, English


Choudhry, Prem.

“Hindi-Muslim Relations in South East Punjab: An Analysis of the Operation of Communalism at the District Level, 1920-1945”, The Indian Historical Reviews,

Delhi: Indian Council of Historical Research, English


Conklin, George H.

‘Muslim Family Life and Secularisation in Dharwar, Karnataka’, in: Imtiaz Ahmad (Ed.) Family, Kinship and Marriage among Muslims in India.

Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 1976, pp. 127-140, English


Chacko (P.M.)

 “Factional and Communal Political in Kerala”

Social Change Vol. 20 No. 1, March 1990

Chaklader, Snehamoy, Minority Rights: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Group Conflicts in Eastern Region of India, New Delhi: South Asia Books, 1987.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh, “Minority Histories, Subaltern Pasts,” Economic and Political Weekly, v.33, no.9 (28 February 1998), p. 473-479.


Chandhoke, Neera, Beyond Secularism: The Rights Of Religious Minorities, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1999.


De Silva, K.M., Conflict and Violence in South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, ICES, Colombo, 2000.


Dalwai, Hamid

Muslim Politics in Secular India

Delhi: Hind Pocket Books, 1972, 162pp, English


Danda, Ajit K.

Ethnicity in India

New Delhi: Inter India Publications, 1991, 246pp, English


Das, Suranjan

Communal Challenge in Bengal Politics, 1940-47.

New Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dec. 1993,


Das, Veena

“Cultural Rights and the Definition of Community”, in: Oliver Mendelsohn and Upendra Baxi (Eds.). The Rights of Subordinated Peoples

New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 117-158, English


Dastur, Aloo J

‘Problems of Indian Minorities’, R.R. Kale Memorial Lecture, 1980

Pune: Gokhle Institute of Politics and Economics, 1980, 10pp, English


Desai, A.R.

“Caste and Communal violence in the Post-Partition Indian Union”. In: Factsheet Collective (Eds.) Communalism: The Razors Edge, Factsheet, 2.

Bombay: Centre for Education and Documentation (CED), 1984, English


Desai, A.R. (Ed.)

Caste and Communal Violence in India

Bombay: C.G. Shah Memorial Trust, 1985, English


Dhami, M.S.

 “Punjab and Communalism”, Seminar No. 314, October 1985

New Delhi: Rameshraj Trust, October 1985,


Dietrich, Angela.

“The Khalsa Resurrected: Sikh Fundamentalism in the Punjab”., in Lionel Kaplan, (Ed.), Studies in Religious fundamentalism

Hampshire: Macmillan, 1987, English


Dietrich, Gabriele

“Women’s Movement and Religion”, Economic and Political Weekly, January 25, 1986

Bombay: Economic and Political Weekly, January 25, 1986, English


Dixit, Prabha

Communalism a Struggle for Power

Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 1974, English


Dumont, L.

“Nationalism and Communalism”, Contributions to Indian Sociology, vol. 7

New Delhi: Sage Publications Ltd., March 1964, pp. 30-70, English


Dumont, L.

“Religion, Politics and History in India”, in L. Dumont. Collected Papers in Indian sociology

Paris: Mouton, 1970, English


Das, Suranjan and Bandopadhyay, Sekhar (eds)

Caste and Communal Politics in South Asia

K.P. Bagchi & Co. 1993, Calcutta


Dogra, Bharat

“Challenge of Secessionism and Communalism-III

Mainstream, Vol. 29, No. 7, 8 Dec. 1990


Dogra, Bharat

“Bhagalpur: Communal Violence Spreads to Village”

 Economic & Political Weekly Vol. 25, No. 3, 20 Jan. 1990


D’Souza, Shalini and Arundhuti Roy Choudhury

Community and communal Consciousness

New Delhi, Indian Social Institute, 1995


Eaton, R.M.

Sufis of Bijapur, 1300-1700: Social roles of Sufis in Medieval India

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978, English


Embree, Ainslie T

Utopia’s in conflict: Religion and Nationalism in India

Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1990, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali, Indian Muslims: A Study Of Minority Problem, Delhi: Ajanta Books, 1984.


__________________, Problems of Muslim Women in India, Delhi: Orient Longman, 1995.


__________________, Rational Approach to Islam, New Delhi: Gyan Publishers, 2000.


__________________, Rethinking Issues In Islam, Bombay:  Orient Longman, 1998.


__________________, The Muslim Communities Of Gujarat: The Bohras, Khojas & Memons, New Delhi: Ajanta Books, 1989.


___________________, The Shah Bano Controversy, Bombay: Orient Longman, 1986.

Engineer, Asghar Ali

“Meerut: The Nation’s Shame”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 22, No. 25

Bombay: Sameeksha Trust, 20 June 1987, pp 969-974, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

“Why Religious Revival Among Muslims?”, Mainstream, Vol. 24, Nos. 9-10

New Delhi: Perspective Publications Private Ltd. 5 Nov 1985, pp. 42-45, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

communalism: The Razor’s Edge”, in: Factsheet Collective (Ed.) Communalism, CED Factsheet, 2(1984)

Bombay: Centre for Education and Documentation (CED), 1984, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

“Behind the Communal Fury”, Economic and Political Weekly, 17(10)

Bombay: Economic and Poltical Weekly, 6 Mar 1982, 356-57, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

“South Asia Embroiled in Ethnic conflict”, Institute of Islamic Studies, Occasional Papers, Vol. 3, No. 12

Bombay: Institute of Islamic Studies, Dec 1987, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

Hindu Muslim, Hindu Sikh Problem: A Comparative View, Mainstream, Vol. 23, No. 27

Delhi: Perspective Publications Private Ltd., 2 Mar 1985, pp. 15-18, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

Communalism and Communal violence in India: an Analytical Approach to Hindu-Muslim Conflict

New Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1989, English


Engineer, Asghar Ali

Kerala Muslims: A Historical Perspective

Ajanta Publications, New Delhi, 1995 


Faridi, F.R. and M.M. Siddiqi, The Social Structure of Indian Muslims, Delhi: Genuine, 1992.


Faridi, F.R., Aspects of Islamic Economics and the Economy of Indian Muslims, Delhi: Institute of Objective Studies, 1993.


Fox, Richard.

“Urban Class and Communal Consciousness in Colonial Punjab: The Genesis of India’s Intermediate Regime”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3

Cambridge: Modern Asian Studies, pp. 480-483, English


Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand

The Way to Communal Harmony.

Ahmedabad: Navjivan Publishing House, 1963, English


Gandhi, Ramchandra.

Understanding the Muslim Mind.

Delhi: Penguin India Pvt. Ltd., 1986, 359pp, English


Gould, H.

“Mandal, Mandir and Dalits: Meddling Class with Ethnoreligious Conflict in India’s Tenth General Election”, in H.A. Gould and S. Ganguly (Eds.) India Votes.

 Boulder: Westview Press, 1993, 298pp, English


Gupta, Dipankar.

“The Indispensable Centre: Ethnicity and Politics in the Indian Nation State”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1990

Manila, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1990, pp. 521-539, English


Ghadially, Rehana

“The Role of women in the Reform Movement of Ismaili Shia (Dandi Bohara) Sect of Indian Muslims: 1900-1980”

XXI All India Sociological Conference, 19-21, Dec. 1994, Theme Papers & Abstracts J.N.U., New Delhi


Ghosh, Parimal

“Communalism and Colonial Labour experience of Calcutta – Jute Mill Workers 1880-1930”

Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 25, No. 30, 28 July 1990

Gottschalk, Peter and Wendy Doniger, Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Rural India, Oxford: OUP, 2000.


Hasan, Mushirul, Islam in the Subcontinent: Muslims in a Plural Society, Manohar, New Delhi, 2002.


________________, Legacy of a Divided Nation: India’s Muslims Since Independence, Delhi: OUP, 1997.


Hollister, J.N., Islam and Shias Faith in India, Delhi: Kanishka, 1998.


Hussain, Monirul and Lipi Ghosh (eds.), Religious Minorities in South Asia Selected Essays on Post Colonial Situations, New Delhi: Manak Publiations, 2001.


Haq, Mushirul

 Islam in Secular India

Simla: Institute of Advanced Studies, 1972, English


Haq, Mushirul

“The Background of Muslim Communalism in Indian Politics”, Mimeographed, Presented at the seminar on ‘The Communal Problem in India’, organized by the Nehru memorial Museum and Library. 

New Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library [NMML], March 1971, English


Hasan, Mashirul.

Nationalism and Communal Politics in India; 1885-1930

Delhi: Manohar Publishers and distributors, 1991, 338pp, English


Hasan Mashirul

“In Search of Integration and Identity: Indian Muslims Since Independence”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 23, Nos. 45, 46&47 (Special Number)

Bombay: Economic and Political Weekly, 1988, English


Hasan, Mashirul

“Minority Identity and Its Discontents: Response and Representation”, Economic and Political Weekly, February 19, 1994

Bombay: Economic and Political Weekly, 19 Feb. 1994, pp. 441-451, English


 Hasan, Mashirul (Ed.)

Communalism and Pan Islamic Trends in Colonial India

Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 1985, 444 pp, English


Hasan, Z.

“A Fundamentalist Campaign: The Case of the Muslim Women Bill” paper presented at Symposium: Revivalism & Fundamentalism Religious, Ethnic and National Movements at the 12 International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences,  

Zagreb: Unpublished paper, 1988, English


Hasan, Z.K.

‘Communalism and Communal Violence in India’, Social Scientist, February 1982

New Delhi: Social Scientist, February 1982, English


Hasan, Zoya

“Communalism State Policy, and the Question of women’s Rights in Contemporary India”, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, No. 4: October-December 1993 (Special Issue- Women and Religious Nationalism in India)

Boulder: Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, Oct. Dec. 1993, English


Hazarika, Sanjoy.

Strangers of the Mist: Tales of War and Peace from India’s Northeast

New Delhi: Viking / Penguin India, 1994, 388pp, English


Hedayatullah, Muhammad

Kabir: The Apostle of Hindu-Muslim Unity

Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas Publishers (P) Ltd., 1977, 320pp, English


Hussain, Monirul

“The Muslim Question in India”. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 19, 3 (1989): pp. 279-296

Manila: Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1989, pp. 279-296, English


Jalal, Ayesha and Anil Seal.

“ Alternative of Partition: Muslim Politics Between the Wars”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 15, No.3, 1981,

Cambridge:  Modern Asian Studies, 1981, English


Joseph, Ammu; Jyoti Punwani, Charu Shahane, Kalpana Sharma

“Impact of Ahmedabad disturbances on women”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XX, No. 41.

Bombay: Economic and Political Weekly, 12 Oct 1985, 628-30, English


Joshi, P.C.

“The Economic Background o communalism in India: A Model for Analysis”, in: B.R. Nanda (Ed.). Essays in Modern Indian History

New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1980, pp.167-180, English 

Jalal, Ayesha, “Secularists, subalterns and the stigma of ‘communalism’: partition historiography revisited,” Modern Asian Studies, v. 30 (July 1996) pp. 681-9.


Jenkins, Laura Dudley, Identity and Identification in India: Defining the Disadvantaged, London: Routledge Curzon, 2003.


Johari, J.C., Muslim Isolationism and Communalism, 4 Vols. Delhi: Anmol, 1995.


Kakar, Sudhir, The Colours of Violence: Cultural Identities, Religion, and Conflict: Cultural Identities, Religion, and Conflict, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.


Khalidi, Omar, Indian Muslims Since Independence, Delhi: Vikas, 1996.


Kandiyoti, Deniz, et al. (Ed.)

Women, Islam and the State

Hampshire: MacMillan Ltd; 1991, 276 pp, English


Kesselman, Amrita and Mark Kesselman

“Class, Communalism and Official Complicity: India after Indira”, Monthly Review, Vol. 36

New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985, pp.13-12, English


Khan, Munneer Ahmad

Majlis-e-Itthad-ul-Muslimeen: A Case Study in Muslim Politics, Unpublished Ph. D. thesis, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1980

Hyderabad: Osmania University, 1980, English


Khan, R.

“Minority Segments in Indian Polity: Muslim Situation and the Plight of Urdu”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol,. 13, No. 35, 1978

Bombay: Sameeksha Trust, 1993, pp. 159-1515, English


Khan, Rasheeduddin

Bewildered India: Identity, Pluralism, Discord

Delhi: Har Anand Publications, 1993, 330pp, English


Kooiman, Dick

“Political Rivalry among Religious Communities: A Case Study of Communal Reservations in India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXVIII, No. 7

Bombay: Economic and Political Weekly, Feb. 13, 1993,

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At P.O. Sendhwa

Dist. Badwani 451 666


Madhya Pradesh

Tel: 07281 - 23659

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Head of the Department

Dept. of Political Science

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamianagar, New Delhi-110 025


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Centre of Historical Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-110 007.

Mr. S.C. Birla (Advocate)



The International Jurish Organisation

3441, Sector D, Pocket 3

Vasant Kunj

New Delhi 110 070.

Tel: 6894502, 33875


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All India Democratic Women's

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Rafi Marg

New Delhi 110 001.


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CRPF DIG Training



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The Social Work & Research Centre


Vida Madanganj

Ajmer Dist-305816



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Adivasi Yuva Sangh

C-202 Arjun Nagar

New Delhi-29.


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People's Institute for Development and Training

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New Delhi 110 030.

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Saholi Gram Swarajya Mandal




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World Peace Centre

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences

New Delhi 110 029

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Visakhapatnam -- 530 003


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All India Centre for

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New Delhi 110 019

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SFS Apartments

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New Delhi 110 016

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Church of North India

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New Delhi 110024


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Indian Social Institue

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Foundation for Revitalisation of Local

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Centre for Studies in Social Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-110 007.


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All India Centre for Advancement of People

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New Delhi 110 012

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Dalit Women's Integration


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Madurai - 625 022

Tamil Nadu


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Bandra (East)

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Madurai-625 016

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Maharashtra 341 404


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Jeevraj Park Area

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New Delhi 110 003


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Nirman Mazdoor Pandrayat Sangam

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New Delhi 110070

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Dept. of Political Sciences and Human Rights

Indira Gandhi National Open University

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Indian Institute of Public Administration

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Former Prime Minister

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New Delhi 110 065

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Dept. of Political Science

University of Hyderabad

Gachibowli - 500 134


Andhra Pradesh


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Post Box 338

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46, Willington Street

Richmond Town

Bangalore 560 025


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University of Mysore

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Mysore-570 006.


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Human Rights Education Movement of India

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Delhi 110 096

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Centre for Social Medicine

School of Social Sciences

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New Delhi-110065


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Jawaharlal Nehru University

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Centre for the Study of Developing "

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United Christian Forum

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JNU Campus

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Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties

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H.No.1, Ghata Masjid


New Delhi 110 002

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Centre for Contemporary Religion and History

Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

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Lucknow - 25

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Centre for Federal Studies

Jamia Hamdard

Hamdard Nagar

New Delhi 110062


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Delhi University

Delhi 110 007.

Tel: 7257960


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Human Rights Commission West Bengal

Bhavani Bhavan

Kolkata 700 027

West Bengal


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Department of English

Jadavpur University



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YWCA of India

Parliament Street

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C/o. Archbishop's House



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Narmada Bacho Andolan

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Baroda 390 007.

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New Delhi 110 013

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Jamia Hamdard

Hamdard Nagar

New Delhi 110 062

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Mayur Vihar - I

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Hauz Khas Village

New Delhi 110 016

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New Delhi 110 067

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XB-7 Saha Vikas


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Department of Public Administration

University of Dhaka



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Dept. of Sociology

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-110067


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Vice Chancellor

North Eastern Hill University



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Department of History

Centre for Social Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi 110 067


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Jaipur Estate

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New Delhi - 110 013.

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Social Science Centre

St. Xavier's College

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