Smitu Kothari

Intercultural Resources 

Intercultural  Resources (ICR) is a centre for research, documentation and intervention on social, political, economic, environment, gender, development, trade, indigenous and human rights issues.  It is actively engaged in research on the diverse dissenting voices and social movements in India, development-induced displacement, tribal and indigenous rights, IFIs in India, forest and forest people’s rights and so on.


ICR’s effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures and communities on questions of social justice, development and self-rule.


ICR is of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of cultural, social, political and economic life.


Founded by (Late) Smitu Kothari and established in 2005, ICR strives to promote a plural and just society. ICR is a democratically governed non-profit organisation, independent from any type of government pressure and without any intervention from any political parties or any religious organizations.