Since its inception in 2005, AISD has had considerable autonomy in establishing itself as a well reputed research organization in conducting various research studies for the Corporates, development organizations, govt. programs etc.
Presently, AISD is prepared for the task to assist both the govt. and private sector by providing well researched policy alternatives and gearing it to face the challenges on major issues of concern.
Study of ‘Culture of Paddy among Oraon and Sadan in Jharkhand: Cultural Anthropology Dimensions’
IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts), has undertaken a major research project in the area of ‘Paddy Growing Cultures in India. The Research project on ‘Culture of Paddy among Oraon and Sadans in Jharkhand: Cultural Anthropology Dimensions
The research study has investigated and documented the various areas, like paddy in literature; origin and history of its cultivation; its etymologies; knowledge and techniques associated with its cultivation; rituals, beliefs, customs and oral literatures; gender, communities, performances and festivals associated with it; various culinary made of rice etc.