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The International Center for Cultural Studies was established in Nagpur, India, by a group of academics and volunteers in 1997 who were interested in studying similarities among various cultures. The vision of ICCS, “Universal Well-being”, is based on the age old Indian wisdom. ICCS started out as an institute for Indo-African studies based on the founder’s exploration, Dr. Yashwant Pathak, of the similarities between African and Hindu traditions.

A key objective of the International Center for Cultural Studies during the last 2 decades of existence, has been to network globally with leaders who share the vision of Universal Well- being, as well as to cultivate strong bonds with native communities of Africa, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America and South-East Asia. ICCS has organized more than 30 conferences in different countries and has supported projects and community gatherings, so native and local communities can empower themselves and preserve their cultures and traditions. Specifically in India (RIWATCH, Arunachal Pradesh), Iraq (Yezidis) and South America. Journals and books had also been published to help preserving the knowledge around ancient cultures and empower the creation of new knowledge for future generations.

We strive for a world where ancient indigenous cultural heritage and traditions are valued for their intrinsic wisdom to strengthen communities and enrich lives

Our Mission

Our Mission

To facilitate the revitalization of diverse ancient traditions and cultures of the world by fostering a forum for learning, understanding, and networking

Our Vision

A world where communities, culture and nature are sustained in a manner that leads to 


Our Values

Uniting traditions

Ancient wisdom

Selfless service 

"All things are our relatives, what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One"

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ICCS Organizations

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Priscilla Alvarado

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Marta Snopinska

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ICCS Kenya


Divyesh Parmar

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ICCS India


Manan Deshpande

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