List of

IFIHís Founder Members

 

as of February 2002 (in alphabetical order)

 

 

1.    Shri Baleshwar Agrawal, journalist, general secretary, Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad (New Delhi)

2.    Dr. M. M. Alex, executive director, Vedik-India Society (Chennai)

3.    Prof. N. K. Ambasht, chairman, National Open School

4.    Prof. T. R. Anantharaman, former director of Institute of Technology and rector, Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi), chairman, Ashram Atmadeep (Gurgaon)

5.    Prof. Shalini Awasthi, lecturer, Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (New Delhi)

6.    Shri Rajendra Awasthy, editor, Kadambini (New Delhi), secretary general, Organisation of Indian Writers

7.    Shri A. V. Balasubramanian, Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (Chennai)

8.    Dr. Rahul Banerjee, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata)

9.    Dr. Vijay V. Bedekar, president, Institute for Oriental Study (Thane)

10.Dr. Kiran Bedi, joint commissioner of police training, Police Training College (New Delhi)

11.Prof. Susheela Bhan, director, Institute of Peace Research and Action (New Delhi)

12.Shri R. S. Bharadwaj, founder member, governing body, National Value Education Centre, chief national adviser, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (New Delhi)

13.Shri Kamleshwar Dayal Bhargava, managing trustee, The Centenarian Trust (Chennai)

14.Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Bhattacharya, national fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla)

15.Shri K.P.C. Anujan Bhattathiripad, Vedic scholar

16.Shri Emilios Bouratinos, thinker and writer (Greece)

17.Prof. Shitangsu K. Chakraborty, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (Kolkata)

18.Dr. Lokesh Chandra, scholar and Indologist, former member of Rajya Sabha, former chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research, director, International Academy of Indian Culture

19.Shri Sansar Chandra, trustee, Sanskritik Gaurav Sansthan (New Delhi)

20.Prof. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, emeritus scientist, National Institute of Immunology (Delhi), and president, Delhi Medical Council, and Unesco professor, Bangkok

21.Dr. P. N. Chopra, chairman, National Institute of Historical Research, president, Society of Commonwealth Historians, chief editor, Collected Works of Sardar Patel and Towards Freedom

22.Dr. T. H. Chowdary, founder of VSNL & I.T. adviser to the A.P. government, and founder of Pragna Bharati (Hyderabad)

23.Shri Michel Danino, author and trustee, The Motherís Institute of Research (New Delhi & Nilgiris)

24.Prof. Ruddar Datt, former president, Indian Economic Association & Society of Labour Economics, visiting professor, Institute for Human Development (New Delhi)

25.Smt. P. Datta, principal, Kulachi Hansraj Model School (Delhi)

26.Dr. Prafull Dave, Gujarat Biradari (Jamnagar), editor, Biradar Patrika.

27.Justice Shiv Dayal, former chief justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Vidhi Vachaspati, and founder, Devi Sarojini Punyarth Kosh Society (New Delhi)

28.Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (Anaikatti) and president, Dharma Rakshana Sammelan

29.Prof. Jayeshbhai Desai, former vice-chancellor, Saurashtra University, former director of Information, Gujarat State

30.Prof. Som Datt Dikshit, writer and educationist, former secretary, Central Sanskrit Board, secretary general, World Association For Value Education (New Delhi)

31.Prof. Romesh Diwan, professor of economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, USA)

32.Prof. B. B. Dutta, former M.P. of Rajya Sabha, chairman, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Indian Culture (Shillong)

33.Dr. David Frawley, director, American Institute of Vedic Studies (Santa Fe, USA)

34.Shri David Freedholm, instructor in World Religions and Philosophy, Princeton Day School (Princeton, USA)

35.Dr. D. Raja Ganesan, professor and head, dept. of Education, University of Madras (Chennai)

36.Dr. Savita Gaur, reader, University Post Graduate Departments, South Gujarat University (Surat, Gujarat)

37.Smt. Sagarika Ghose, writer and journalist

38.Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, honorary director, Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)

39.Prof. Amit Goswami, professor of physics, University of Oregon (USA), scholar, Institute of Noetic Sciences

40.Dr. S. C. Goswami, dept. of Chemistry, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi

41.Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) S. N. Goyal, founder president, World Association for Value Education (New Delhi), co-ordinator, NGOsí Consortium and chief editor, Peopleís Manifesto

42.Smt. Dorothy Randall Gray, former literary consultant, U.N.O., writer and speaker (Los Angeles)

43.Prof. Bharat Gupt, associate professor of English, University of Delhi, theatre theorist and cultural analyst

44.Dr. Baijnath Gupta, director, Netaji Subash Institute of Technology (New Delhi)

45.Dr. S. C. Gupta, former professor of mathematics, University of Roorkee (U.P.)

46.Dr. S. P. Gupta, former director, Allahabad Museum, chairman, Indian Archaeological Society (New Delhi)

47.Shri S. Gurumurthy, columnist and economist

48.Dr. Rattanlal Hangloo, professor of history, University of Hyderabad

49.Dr. A. Ramaswamy Iyengar, director, Chinmaya International Foundation (Veliyanad, Kerala)

50.Dr. Dilavarsinh Jadeja, former vice-chancellor, Sardar Patel University (Vallabh Vidyanagar)

51.Prof. Ashok K. Jain, professor of physics, University of Roorkee (U.P.)

52.Dr. A. P. Jain, former deputy director, atomic scientist, National Physical Laboratory (New Delhi)

53.Prof. Meenakshi Jain, historian and professor, Delhi University

54.Shri M. P. Jain, member, Ahimsa International (New Delhi), Jain Sabha and Indian Council of World Affairs, former honorary director, Kendriya Jeevan Vigyan Academy

55.Smt. Sandhya Jain, columnist and freelance journalist

56.Shri S. L. Jain, principal, Mahavir Senior Model School (New Delhi)

57.Smt. Anjali Jaipuria, vice-president, Integral Education Society (New Delhi), director, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Public School (Lucknow) and Jaipuria Management Institute (Lucknow)

58.Prof. H. S. Jamadagni, Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)

59.Dr. Bharat Jhunjhunwala, former professor at IIM Bangalore, freelance economist, author and columnist

60.Dr. Shrikant Jichkar, former MP, MLA, minister, ex-IPS & IAS, president, Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam (Nagpur)

61.Swami Jitatmananda, author and president, Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama (Rajkot)

62.Dr. Kireet Joshi, chairman of Indian Council for Philosophical Research (New Delhi), and former special secretary in the ministry of Human Resource Development

63.Prof. Subhash Kak, indologist, historian of science and professor, Louisiana State University (USA)

64.Dr. S. Kalyanaraman, director, Sarasvati Sindhu Research Centre (Chennai)

65.Shri M. V. Kamath, member, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (New Delhi), journalist and former editor of The Illustrated Weekly

66.Dr. Suryanath Kamath, historian and president, The Mythic Society (Bangalore)

67.Prof. Kapil Kapoor, rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi)

68.Shri J. C. Kapur, solar scientist, former president of Solar Energy Society of India, author and editor-in-chief, World Affairs (quarterly journal)

69.Dr. Promilla Kapur, director, Integrated Human Development Services Foundation (New Delhi)

70.Brigadier Teg Bahadur Kapur, co-director, Integrated Human Development Services Foundation (New Delhi)

71.Prof. Shreepad Karmalkar, dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (Chennai)

72.Shri D. R. Karthikeyan, former director, Central Bureau of Investigation, and former director general, National Human Rights Commission

73.Dr. Subhash Kashyap, former secretary general of the Lok Sabha

74.Shri M. K. Kaw, former secretary, ministry of Human Resource Development.

75.Prof. H. C. Khare, former professor of mathematics and dean, University of Allahabad, emeritus fellow, University Grants Commission

76.Smt. Madhu Kishwar, editor, Manushi (New Delhi)

77.Prof. Klaus K. Klostermaier, professor of religious studies, University of Manitoba (Canada)

78.Shri P. R. Krishnakumar, managing director of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore)

79.Dr. Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Delhi

80.Prof. B. Hrdaya Kumari, former professor and head of the dept. of English, University College, Thiruvananthapuram

81.Dr. M. Lakshmi Kumari, Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation (Kodungallur, Kerala)

82.Dr. S. Lakshmi, former vice-chancellor, Mother Teresa Women's University

83.Prof. B. B. Lal, former director general of the Archaeological Survey of India

84.Prof. Makkhan Lal, former professor of ancient history and archaeology at Banaras Hindu University, Cambridge University and Aligarh Muslim University, director, Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (New Delhi)

85.Shri Rajiv Malhotra, founder, Infinity Foundation (Princeton, USA)

86.Smt. Renu Sophat Malhotra, environmentalist and educationist, founder, Seed the World (Grand Rapids, USA, & Patiala, India)

87.Shri Pravir Malik, founder, Aurosoorya (Pondicherry & San Francisco), member, The Concours Group (Boston), advisory board, International Journal of Humanities and Peace

88.Dr. P. Ram Manohar, Aroor Ravi Memorial Ayurvedic Research Centre (Koppa, Karnataka)

89.Dr. V. N. Misra, former director, Deccan College Post-Graduate Research Institute (Pune), national fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research (New Delhi), general secretary, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quarternary Studies

90.Dr. Vidya Nivas Misra, scholar

91.Shri S. Ram Mohan, financial adviser, Indian Railways, scholar, editor, Ramanodhayam (Chennai)

92.Shri P.G.S. Mony, director, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (New Delhi)

93.Shri Frank Morales, Ph.D. candidate, dept. of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

94.Shri K. Sivananda Murty, Anandavan (Bheemunipatnam, A. P.)

95.Dr. R. Nagaswamy, former director of Archaeology, Tamil Nadu, and former vice-chancellor, Kanchipuram University (Deemed)

96.Shri K. Balakrishnan Nair, film and television director

97.Shri C. V. Devan Nair, former president of Singapore

98.Dr. Sathis Chandran Nair, researcher, Intach (Natural heritage), Southern Regional Office for Environmental Education & Research, Thiruvananthapuram

99.Prof. Vishnu Narayan Namboodiri, poet, writer, former professor and head of the dept. of English, University College, Thiruvananthapuram

100.Shri Vineet Narain, editor, Kalchakra Investigative News Bureau

101.Shri R. S. Narayanaswami, former assistant editor, The Indian Express

102.Kum. B. Nivedita, Vivekananda Kendra (Kanyakumari)

103.Prof. Chandrakala Padia, professor of political science, Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi)

104.Dr. V. R. Panchamukhi, chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Tirupati), and director general, Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Nations (New Delhi)

105.Prof G. C. Pande, historian, chairman, Allahabad Museum

106.Prof. Prema Pandurang, president of Kshetropasana (Chennai)

107.Shri P. Parameswaran, director, Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram (Thiruvananthapu≠ram) and president, Forum for Indian Value Education

108.Prof. Makarand Paranjape, professor of English, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and visiting professor, dept. of English, Ball State University (Muncie, USA)

109.Prof. Stephen Phillips, professor of philosophy and Asian studies, University of Texas (Austin, USA)

110.Dr. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, former vice-chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam, Kerala)

111.Swamini Pramananda, coordinator, Vedic Heritage Teaching Programme (Anaikatti)

112.Prof. K. V. Ramakrishnan, former professor of English, Sree Krishna College (Guruvayur), former editor, Mathrubhoomi weekly

113.Dr. K. V. Ramesh, former joint director general and former director (epigraphy), Archaeological Survey of India, director, Oriental Research Institute (Mysore)

114.Pandita Indrani Rampersad, professor of developmental English, Borough of Manhattan Community College (New York), freelance journalist

115.Dr. Diljit Rana, U.K. businessman and philanthropist, founder and president, Shradhanjali Trust (New Delhi)

116.Dr. G. R. S. Rao, director, Centre for Public Policy and Social Development (Hyderabad)

117.Prof. Lakshmana Rao, dept. of applied mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (Chennai)

118.Prof. Ramesh Rao, associate professor, Communication, Truman State University (Kirksville, USA)

119.Dr. K. L. Seshagiri Rao, professor emeritus, University of Virginia (USA), chief editor, Encyclopedia of Hinduism

120.Vaidya P. M. S. Raveendranath, Ayurvedic physician and researcher, Poonthottam, Ayurvedasram (Kulakkad, Kerala)

121.Dr. Yvette C. Rosser, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas (Austin, USA)

122.Dr. Victoria Rue, dept. of Religious Studies, St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York)

123.Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, director general, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (Mumbai) and freelance journalist

124.Maj. Gen. Vinod Saighal, author, executive director, Eco Monitors Society, and convenor, Movement for the Restoration of Good Government (New Delhi)

125.Shri Girish Sanghi, chairman and managing director, Vaarta and A.G.A. Publications (Hyderabad)

126.Prof. M. M. Sankhdher, former head of the dept. of Political Science, Delhi University

127.Smt. S. Santhi, researcher, Intach (Natural heritage), Southern Regional Office for Environmental Education & Research, Thiruvananthapuram

128.Shri Abhay Sapru, consultant and writer

129.Prof. (Dr.) K. V. Sarma, director, Sree Sarada Education Society Research Centre (Chennai)

130.Prof. V.V.S. Sarma, professor, dept. of Computer Science & Automation, Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), fellow, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Science, Indian National Academy of Engineering

131.Dr. Baldev R. Sharma, former professor, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, fellow, Ford Foundation, and senior fellow, ICSSR

132.Prof. BhuDev Sharma, professor of mathematics, Xavier University (New Orleans, USA) and president, World Association for Vedic Studies

133. Dr. Kavita Sharma, principal, Hindu College (Delhi)

134.Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, santoor musician

135.Prof. Ajay Mitra Shastri, former head, dept. of AIHC & archaeology, Nagpur University

136.Dr. N. R. Sheth, social scientist, former director of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad

137.Shri Bhanu Pratap Shukla, writer and journalist

138.Swami Shyam, founder, Shaanti-Sneh Movement and International Meditation Institute (Kullu, H.P.)

139.Dr. B. G. Sidharth, astronomer & director, B. M. Birla Science Centre (Hyderabad)

140.Dr. A. K. Singh, professor and head, dept. of English, Saurashtra University (Rajkot)

141.Prof. Bal Ram Singh, professor of chemistry, University of Massachusetts (USA), and director, Center for Indic Studies

142.Shri B. P. Singhal, former director general of police, former additional secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, vice-president, Sanskritik Gaurav Sansthan (New Delhi) and national president, All-India Crime Prevention Society

143.Dr. L. M. Singhvi, senior advocate, M.P., former High-Commissioner of India to the U.K., chairman, High Level Committee on Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin

144.Shri A. K. Sinha, superintending archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India

145.Dr. Stuart Sovatsky, president, Association for Transpersonal Psychology (San Francisco), and professor, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco)

146.Dr. Devakinandan Srivastava, former professor & head of Hindi dept., Visva Bharati, Santiniketan (West Bengal)

147.Dr. K. Subrahmanyam, former principal, Vivekananda College (Tiruvedakam, T. N.)

148.Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Bharata Natyam dancer and director, Nrithyodaya (Chennai)

149.Dr. H. Sudarshan, Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (B. R. Hills, Karnataka)

150.Smt. Romila Suri, former principal, educationist, project head of school curriculum, Times Research Foundation (New Delhi)

151.Prof. S. Swaminathan, former professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi

152.Prof. Devendra Swarup, former professor of History, Delhi University

153.Shri T. P. Tewary, former chief secretary of U.P. and Lt. Governor of Pondicherry

154.Dr. Shashi Tiwari, associate professor of Sanskrit, University of Delhi

155.Prof. (Dr.) Daya Nath Tripathi, former professor and head, dept. of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology, Gorakhpur University, fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Shimla)

156.Shri R. C. Tripathi, secretary-general of Rajya Sabha

157.Vaidya P. M. Unnikrishnan, Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (Bangalore)

158.Dr. M. S. Valiathan, founder, Shree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (Thiruvananthapuram) and honorary advisor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal)

159.Prof. K. I. Vasu, national coordinator of the Swadeshi Science Movement, former professor of metallurgy and pro-vice-chancellor, University of Cochin

160.Dr. K. Venkatasubramanian, member of the Planning Commission & former vice-chancellor, Pondicherry University

161.Swamini Vimalananda, Chinmaya Vision Programme

162.Prof. B. Viswanathan, dept. of Chemistry and former dean (student affairs), Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (Chennai)

163.Prof. S. Yashonath, professor of chemistry, Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)