India is a land of extraordinary natural and human endowments. Nature has provided almost every part of India with abundant resources for the sustenance of a rich human civilisation; and, the people of India, over millennia of intense interaction with their immediate environment, have learnt the most effective ways of gratefully accepting the nature’s bounty.
To mark the hundredth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Hind Swaraj, the Centre undertook an effort to compile the original authentic editions of Hind Swaraj based on Gandhiji's own Gujarati manuscript, the first Gujarati version published in the Indian Opinion of December 11 and December 18, 1909, and Gandhijis own English translation published by the International Press at Phoenix in 1910.
This programme of the Centre was initiated in 1998, when Sri A. P. Joshi took retirement from his business to devote himself to full time academic research concerned with the essential aspects of nation-building. The programme involves an exhaustive study of the changes in the population of the Indian continent in comparison with other major civilizational regions of the world, and changes in the religious profile of people within the continent.
The Centre has been carrying out intensive research on the classical Indian discipline of growing and sharing food in abundance, in the perspective of currently prevailing scarcity and hunger in the country.
This is the major ongoing research programme of the Centre.