Centre for Indic Writers (CIW)

seeks to identify, encourage, train, mentor, support, publish, promote and felicitate authors writing about India and the world – for India and the world. CIW is for writers rooted in Indic ethos and who intellectually and emotionally belong to our civilization. At CIW we are invested in the journey of these writers and work with them through various stages. More specifically CIW focusses on the following areas to achieve its objectives:


Courses  & Programs

We conduct online writing courses and also gift selected third-party online courses to our authors to hone their writing skills. We conduct writing workshops & retreats for brainstorming and ideation of multiple themes.



We provide grants for publishing, promotions, travel, research & holding seminars, conferences and literature festivals



We are nurturing Indic Author Network for established and upcoming writers to connect, cooperate and collaborate. We actively encourage established authors to mentor upcoming authors. We also seek to foster collaborative writing.

Book Launches & Promotions 

We plan and organise book launches through our 27 city chapter network worldwide. We promote authors through Indic Chats (online webinars). We also promote existing authors ensuring that their work and thoughts are discussed beyond the initial period of the book launch.

We participate in regional, national and international literary forums and platforms including Book fairs, Awards and more.




Our partner platforms are Indic Book Club and Indic Today. While Indic Book Club is aiming to build the world’s largest community of readers interested in Indic civilizational books, Indic Today aims to be the premier platform for deep insightful essays while simultaneously show casing the authors and events associated with Indic Academy.

We leverage these two platforms for promotions of books and authors.




We collaborate with several publishers, distributors & media platforms. To these collaborators, we are a catchment for new talent, a unique network for promoting their books and a regular source of content by way of author interviews, book extracts and reviews.



Our initiatives till date

  • Conducted an Online writing course in Creative Fiction and Non-Fiction by Andrew Otis Haschemeyar, who is also a regular faculty for Stanford Online Courses
  • Held a writer’s workshop conducted by several eminent authors in Bangalore.
  • Granted two Research Fellowships
  • Granted gift subscriptions of courses on writing to 30 authors
  • Seeded India’s first mainstream Right of Center literary festival in Puducherry,  the Pondicherry Lit Fest.
  • Publishing grants to five new authors
  • Grant for a Literary event in Madurai
  • Promotion grants to 40 authors for distributing copies of their books to a curated list of readers
  • Held 40 Indic Chats (online webinars)
  • Organized launches for more than 50 books around the world.
  • IAN comprises of more than 50 plus members as on date.


Abhinav Agarwal

Abhinav is a technology professional with over twenty years in the software industry, the technical editor of a book published by McGraw-Hill, a prolific writer on areas on technology and Indology. He is a computer engineer and holds a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Anuradha Goyal

Anuradha Goyal is the author of The Mouse Charmers - Digital Pioneers of India. She authors IndiTales - a leading travel blog from India, and AnuReviews - a book reviews blog with over 600 books reviewed across genres. In her earlier avatar, she has worked in IT industry for 12 years & led business innovation initiatives. She has lived across 15 cities in India and abroad before choosing to live in Goa with her library.

Avatans Kumar

Avatans has masters degrees in Linguistics and in Business Administration. He is passionate about Indic Knowledge Tradition and frequently writes on the topics of language, culture, history and current affairs. Many of Avatans' Hindi poems have also been published.

Dimple Kaul

Dimple is a Learner, Writer and Life Enthusiast. She writes on various issues across genres on her blog ( and other portals. She has also authored two anthologies of poems.

She volunteers for Indic Academy as Director - Indic Author Network.

Gayatri Iyer

Gayatri Iyer is the curator for CreativeIndia and Indic Academy, plus an eternal artist & traveler with a mission to discover the unknown, lost and beautiful parts of herself while also discovering the true meaning of her roots of being an Indian in today's context. A free spirited yogini with a deep love for yoga, India, theater, food, watercolors, story-telling evident through her book, Life's Macchiato: A collection of your stories. A lot of her passions saw the light through her start-ups of Chef In A Box, Ahem Stationery & Arts, theater production Unrest, travel and creative consultancy. The list has not ended and would never end!

Hari Kiran

Founder Indic Academy

Hari Kiran is an investor, activist, seeker and an aspiring artist.

Nithin Sridhar

With a degree in civil engineering, and having worked in construction field, Nithin Sridhar passionately writes and teaches on Dharma and Vedanta. He is based in Mysore, India.

Srinivas Udumudi

Srinivas Udumudi heads India's premier genetics and genomics research and services organization based out of Hyderabad. Srinivas did his B.Tech in Computer Science from REC Warangal (now NIT) and Masters in CS (Artificial Intelligence) in the US, and has over 25 years of industry experience. He has deep interest in carnatic music, Indian philosophy, Western continental philosophy, and intellectual history of India and the world.

Vipul Kocher

Vipul Kocher is an entrepreneur by compulsions of heart, a software tester by profession and IA national coordinator by destiny.

Yogini Deshpande

Dr. Yogini Deshpande is a practicing Civil Engineer by profession. She has degrees from Mumbai University & Purdue University & diverse experience in academia, research & consulting. She has been associated with Indic Academy since it's inception and is it's Mumbai Chapter coordinator.. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Indic Today portal. She is an avid reader, Indian Classical Music aficionado & keen political observer.

Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran

Ananth is an MBA from IIM (A) and a PhD in Finance from the University of Massachusetts. 

He is an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University. 

His co-authored book, ‘Economics of Derivatices & Can India grow?  He writes for MINT, an ( and  blogs at

D V Sridharan

D V Sridharan was a sea going engineer in the 1960s. For the last 40 years he has been passionate about the environment, especially water conservation and eco-diversity. He's currently in the second decade of his land regeneration work at pointReturn, 100km south of Chennai

Jijith Nadumuri Ravi


Shashi Kiran G M




M Pramod Kumar


Gautam Agrawal


Manoj Talwar


Jayapradeep Jiothis


Padmavathi S. Bhat

Padmavathi S Bhat is a Computer Science Engineer by education and an entrepreneur by compulsion. She is a teacher and a student of Astrology & Vastu. She is an activist, seeker and an avid reader with keen interests in Indian History & Philosophy. She is the Mysuru Coordinator for Indic Academy.

Neha Srivastava


Shailendra Marathe


Shashank Davanagere


Shalinee Pandya

Author of “Nanhe Vivekanad” and "Geetakanika" Director and founder of Sankalp Institute of Innovation and Technology, Founder of Chaitanya Parishad Associated with Rashtra Sevika Samiti. Engineering Graduate, Graduate in major Sociology, Masters in Sociology, Pursuing Ph d on “Motherhood and Nationalists” Professional Academic and Poet by hobby. Hobbies: Traveling, Writing and development of Softwares.

Somanjana Chatterjee

Somanjana Chatterjee is SF Bay Area based thought leader, initiator to various global projects in the area of media, education, inter-faith and community engagement, building coalitions around shared values and goals. Producer, editor KTSF Channel 26 for community TV talk shows, Diversity Ambassador (editorial) for India Currents publication, Fellow (Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, Hansavedas under the tutelage of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, highly ordained Vedic monk combining the Himalayan traditions of Sanskrit heritage and Yogic practices), community outreach coordinator for HAF (Hindu American Foundation). For more info:

Ramsundar Lakshminarayanan

Ram attaches great importance to the impact his work has on people’s lives. Be it selecting a family vacation destination or cooking or solving a problem at work, he gets immense satisfaction when they enjoy the experience.

Ram is an IT Management professional with a Big4 background. A devotee of Ilaiyaraja songs, non-fiction reader, former cricketer, traveler, photographer, Indic learner and an evolving writer. He usually brags about the Chicago Bulls & the Michael Jordan era.