Our interdisciplinary approach implies that on any question, there are many points of view in the discussion, and insights from diverse disciplines are brought into play. The team has curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm in making a difference.
From the mid 1990s, Ajay Shah and Susan Thomas, have engaged in quantitative and policy-oriented research on India in a variety of organisations in the Indian landscape. They experienced the limitations that flow from narrow research projects and they experienced the gains from inter-disciplinary work. They also discovered value in conversation and collaboration within the intellectual community, going beyond the confines of academics. They felt that they could build a new organisation that would be unique in terms of creativity, insight and impact. This process began in the middle of 2020. Since then, the new organisation has been rapidly building up institutional capacity to spread its wings across new fields and old.