About Us

The Popular Education Initiative is aimed at encouraging the use of rationality, scientific temper and historical facts to understand society and the world at large. It intends to take a multi-disciplinary approach to produce and reproduce knowledge which will be a property of the commons.

We believe that knowledge should be treated as a common good – as opposed to it being circumscribed by private rights (such as restrictive intellectual property protection, copyright etc) – that will have massive socio-economic and political benefits. Not the least is the fact that this promotes public access to knowledge and therefore, a more informed capable citizenry.

The Popular Education Initiative aims to harness the shared ownership of knowledge to address challenges faced by India in areas like education, the sciences and the arts.

Who are we:

The Popular Education Initiative is a collective of active and eminent educators, members of popular movements in India and worldwide, and Popular Education Initiative Project staff.