Sarai is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, (CSDS) one of India’s leading research institutes with a commitment to critical and dissenting thought and a focus on critically expanding the horizons of the discourse on development, particularly with reference to South Asia. We are a coalition of researchers and practitioners with a commitment towards developing a model of research-practice that is public and creative, in which multiple voices express and render themselves in a variety of forms.
How Sarai Happened
Sarai began to take shape in the summer of 1998 in Delhi.
The summer of '98 was a time for many new beginnings in the city of Delhi. The nineties had been a decade marked by doubt and rethinking on many fronts, all of which seemed to have come to a head for some of us during that summer.
Sarai: One Year in The Public Domain
Television and New Media, Vol 3. No 4, Nov 2002