Astha Bharati

A

Society to promote

National unity and integrity

 

 

ASTHA BHARATI, DELHI

 

Mission

 

Astha Bharati has been established to promote unity and Integrity of the country amongst its people. This step is result of a perception that the divisive and centrifugal thought processes and forces are having undeserved prominence in the intellectual, social and political space of the country. The unifying cultural and historical traditions and factors have become victims of negativism, distortion and colonial misinterpretations. The integrity of the nation is under attack from varied forces, some even using the idiom of violence and terror, drowning the voices of sanity, truth and unity. Social and cultural conflicts are being promoted to retain and sustain narrow sectarian goals.

                Astha Bharati endeavours to achieve its objective by inter alia;

(a)     promoting study of India-centric, social, political and cultural continuum to project and document timeless unifying factors,

(b)     it will promote original and authentic academic research in respect of issues like traditions, regionalism, parochialism, alienation, terrorism and economic development etc.

(c)     it shall encourage free, fearless and constructive dialogue and communication through seminars, symposia, lectures and publication of books, monographs and journals about India, its neighbours and near neighbours.

(d)     to work for promoting harmony between the communities and countries.

(e)     to establish and maintain libraries and information centres.  

 

Organisation

 

Astha Bharati has been registered in May 1999 as a nonprofit society under the Societies Registration Act. Its governing body includes prominent academicians and educationalists.

 

The current Office bearers of Astha Bharati are: 

 

Governing Body

 

President                                                                                                                                              

Dr. Jayanta Madhab

Development Economist and

Former Chairman, NEDFi                                                                                                   

Former Director, ADB

 

Acting Secretary

Shri Rajesh Bhargava

Engineer-Business. 

 

Treasurer

Shri J.N. Roy, IPS (Retd.)

Former Commissioner,

Civil Aviation Security, New Delhi.

(Ph.: 011-22712303)

 

Members 

 

Dr. B.B. Kumar
Founder Secretary, Astha Bharati

Former Principal,

Kohima Science College,

Kohima, Nagaland.

and Editor, Dialogue & Chintan-Srijan; Editor, Quest, VKIC, Guwahati.

Former Member, EC, AC and University Court, NEHU.  

 

Prof. Mrinal Miri

Founder President, Astha Bharati

Former Vice-Chancellor

North Eastern Hill University,

Shillong.

 

Prof. Kamleshwar Bora

Former Vice-Chancellor

Dibrugarh University.

 

Dr. V. Suryanarayan

Ex Senior Prof. & Director,

Centre for South &

South-East Asian Studies,

University of Madras,

Chennai.

 

Shri Prakash Singh, IPS (Retd.)

Ex-Director General,

Border Security Force,

Ex-DGP, UP/Assam.

 

Dr. Suresh Sharma

Former Director, CSDS, 

New Delhi.

 

Dr. Shankar Sharan

N.C.E.R.T., New Delhi.

 

Shri Bimal Pramanik

Director, Centre for Research

In Indo-Bangladesh Relations,

Kolkata. 

 

Smt. Lata Singh IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary Govt. of India;

Noida (U.P.)

 

Shri P.C. Haldar IPS (Retd.)

Former DIB,

Interlocutor for Assam Peace Talks

New Delhi

 

Shri D.N. Bezboruah,

Former Editor The Sentinel

Guwahati (Assam) 

 

 

 

Smt. Patricia Mukhim,

Editor, Shillong Times,

Shillong (Meghalaya)

 

Dr. Achyutanand Mishra

(Former Vice-Chancellor

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National

University of Journalism-Bhopal)

 

Prof. Ramesh  Chandra Shah

Padmasri, Academician,

writer & critic

Bhopal (M.P.)   

 

Activities

 

Astha Bharati is regularly publishing academic quarterlies DIALOGUE (English) and CHINTAN-SRIJAN (Hindi) to promote its objectives. Both are edited by Dr. B.B. Kumar & Shri J.N. Roy is Consulting Editor of Dialogue.

 

Dialogue

 

Editorial Board

 

Prof. Mrinal Miri

Ex-Vice-Chancellor, NEHU

 

Dr. Jayanta Madhab

    Development Economist, Former Chairman, NEDFi and Former Director, ADB.

 

Prof. Ashok Vajpeyi

Ex-Vice-Chancellor, writer.

 

Dr. U.R. Ananthamurthy

    Distinguished writer and former Chairman, Sahitya Academy.

 

     Encouraged by the success and acceptability of Dialogue, Astha Bharati brought out a Hindi quarterly “CHINTAN-SRIJAN” from July 2003. It has the same focus as Dialogue and represents our effort to reach a wider readership. 

 

Editorial Board of Chintan-Srijan    

 

Prof. Lokesh Chandra

 

Yashdev Shallya

 

J.N. Roy

 

Ramesh Chandra Shah

 

1. The journals have a distinct academic flavour. Within a short while these have carved a niche for themselves. Its list of authors include prominent academicians and personalities who have made significant  contribution in their field of expertise. North East region receives special attention in Dialogue.

2. Beside incisive editorials, articles are not only of high calibre but also cover a wide variety of subjects including society, culture, politics, development and current issues. Each issue of Dialogue has a focus on a subject. These have included, Illegal Migration from Bangladesh; India and Central Asia; Fiscal Mismanagement in NE India; Naxalism/Maoist Insurgency in India and Nepal (two issues); Indian Islands; India’s Security Dimension; several aspects of NE India in a numbers of issues; India’s neighbourhood and relations with South East Asia, East Asia, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan etc. Issues also address problems of Education, Media, Governance, Justice, Women, culture & encounter with West etc. The list and topics of the issues can be seen at our website: www.asthabharati.org Interested persons and Institutions can buy the back issues.   

3. Astha Bharati organises Seminars/workshops on current issues. Past seminars include February (14-16) 2001 on “Problems of Economic Development in North-East India”; and in November (27-28) 2001 and February 2003 on “Illegal Migration from Bangladesh”. It also hosted an International Seminar on India and Central Asia through the Ages jointly with ICCR, New Delhi in March 2004. In July 2006 a seminar on Issues of Ethnicity in NE India was organised. In July 2010 another seminar debated the subject “Maoism: the way of Out” In September and December 2010, Astha Bharati organised two workshops on the subject of “The Role of Civil Society in Governance and social Reconstruction in NE India at Guwahati and New Delhi, respectively, participated by eminent scholars and social activists from NE”.

4.  Astha Bharati has also published following books:

     (i)   Illegal Migration from Bangladesh (2004)

     (ii)  Naga Identity by Dr. B.B. Kumar (2005)       

     (iii) India and Central Asia – Classical to Contemporary period (2007)

     (v)  Ethnicity in NE India (2008

     (vi) The challenge of good Governance by Dr. B.P. Singh (2008 occasional Paper)

 

Funds    

    

      It creates funding by way of subscription to the journals, donations, lifemembership and membership fees from individuals, business, for its corpus and its activities. We also receive annual grant from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India and ICSSR for our journals. Its accounts are audited and regular returns are filed.

 

Our rates are as follows:

 

Astha Bharati   

 

1.       Donations

(a)                  Corporations/Business

        Establishment/Institutions 

                Not less than                                        Rs. 10,000/-

        (b)   Individuals, not less than                   Rs.   5,000/-

 

2.    Patron

(a)      Corporations/Business

        Establishment/Institutions                 Rs. 10,000/- 

        (b)   Individuals,                                           Rs.   5,000/-

 

3.    Life Member

        (a)   Corporations/Business

        Establishment/Institutions                 Rs. 5,000/- 

        (b)   Individuals,                                           Rs. 2,000/-

        (c)   Annual Membership                            Rs.    200/-

 

Dialogue Subscription Rates

                For Individuals (in India)

                Single issue                                           Rs.  30.00

                Annual                                                   Rs. 100.00

                For 3 years                                            Rs.  250.00

               For Institutions:

                Single Issue (in India                           Rs.    60.00

                Abroad                                                  US $  15.00

                Annual   (in India)                                Rs.  200.00

                Abroad                                                  US $  50.00

                For 3 years (in India)                           Rs.   500.00

                Abroad                                                  US $125.00

 

 

Chintan-Srijan Subscription Rates

                For Individuals (in India)

                Single issue                                           Rs.   20.00

                Annual                                                   Rs.   60.00

                For 3 years                                            Rs. 180.00

               For Institutions:

                Single Issue (in India                           Rs.   40.00

                Abroad                                                  US$    4.00

                Annual   (in India)                                Rs. 150.00

                Abroad                                                  US$  15.00

                For 3 years (in India)                           Rs.  450.00

               

Advertisement Rates

for Dialogue & Chintan-Srijan

       Outside back-cover                                      Rs. 25, 000.00   Per issue

        Inside Covers                                               Rs. 20, 000.00          ,,

        Inner page coloured                                    Rs. 15, 000.00          ,,

        Inner full page                                              Rs. 10, 000.00          ,,

       

 

        All cheques and Bank Drafts (Account Payee) are to be made in the name of “ASTHA BHARATI, New Delhi.” And sent to Shri J.N. Roy, Treasurer, Astha Bharati on the following address, with name, address, phone number of the sender and the category of payment.

       

Registered Office:

27/201, East End Apartments,

Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Extn.,

Delhi-110096.                       

 

Working Office:

23/203, East End Apartments,

Mayur Vihar Phase-I, Extn.,

Delhi-110096.

Tel. No. 011-22712454/9810116199 – J.N. Roy                

E-mail : asthabharati1@gmail.com

Website : www.asthabharati.org