Maithili Machaan

About MM

Maithili Machaan

Maithili Machaan is a flagship program of CSTS along with Madhubani Literature Festival. MM is a platform for discussions/dialogue and dissemination on body politic called Mithila and it's various facets including language literature heritage culture and tradition.

Our Mission

The CSTS believes in creating a platform for dialogue on social science, science, technology, philosophy, economy, lifeworld, and almost everything that concerns human beings. The idea is to look into the multiple dimensions of knowledge traditions, archiving the manuscripts, publishing the scholarly works, conducting seminars/workshops and action research on contemporary issues, rural uplifting, mother tongue promotion with special focus on Maithili language and literature, women’s empowerment, heritage conservation, promotion of local art and craft, Indo-Nepal relationship, promoting the discourse between modern and traditional, organising philosophical debates as soft power knowledge, reading culture, agricultural experiments, water conservation etc.

Our Vision

The CSTS aims to address the issue of uneven, unequal spectrum of developmental goals and it's deep rooted crisis has propelled us to look for alternative modes of understanding. CSTS as an organization is an ardent believer in dynamism and pace of the tradition and traditional. We strive for becoming the voice of the marginalized.

Our Values

The CSTS has a wider cultural significance as it strives to revive and bring the cultural life of Mithila to the people across the globe. It aims at bringing writers, scholars, Agricultarists, painters, artisans, on one platform to showcase the rich cultural products that Mithila has to offer the world.
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Centre for Studies of Tradition and Systems
Savita Jha Khan

Dr. Savita Jha Khan

Founder of CSTS

Amit Anand

Co-Founder of CSTS

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