Journey of CSSS

Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) was founded in 1993 in Mumbai by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, Dr. George Ninan and K N Pannicker. Though CSSS came into being after the 1992 Bombay riots, work on similar lines was carried out even prior to CSSS in the form of EKTA. EKTA was a collective of trade unions, civil liberties organizations, organizations struggling for gender justice, and other democratic organizations. These organizations felt the need to respond to communal mobilization and violence that was on rise in the 1980s, particularly in the northern and western region of the country.

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