Rising Asia Journal
Rising Asia Foundation
ISSN 2583-1038

About Rising Asia Foundation

The Rising Asia Foundation (RAF) is a non-profit professional society of scholars based in Kolkata that conducts charitable educational work. The RAF raises funds from philanthropists, companies, and individual donors for its Rising Asia Fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, particularly the needy and promising students. The Fellowships provide financial aid for their university education, and a range of other educational programs.

The donor funds enable the RAF to publish its flagship Rising Asia Journal three times a year. The mission of RAF is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of all aspects of Asia—history, economy, arts and culture, literature, diaspora, gender, indigenous studies, diplomacy, peace studies and military affairs. The RAF represents scholars working on India, Southeast Asia, the United States, and East Asia. Our members include college and university professors, senior schoolteachers, students, and scholars employed in government, national and global multilateral organizations and the private sector. The RAF works through our board of Trustees, board of advisors, and editorial board drawn from scholars and businesspersons in India, Singapore, Vietnam, the United States and Canada. The RAF has partnerships with the Royal Academy of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, and the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia in Jakarta.

Your donation will support our following programs:

  • Rising Asia Scholarship Aid (RASA) for university education of needy students.
  • Rising Asia Grassroots Action (RAGA) for the poorest primary school and college students in villages and small towns.
  • Rising Asia Publishing Scheme (RAPS) to support the publication of our Rising Asia Journal, and our other publications.
  • Rising Asia Foundation Training Scheme (RAFTS) to run training programs and workshops for primary and university students.
  • Rising Asia Research Endowment (RARE) to fund research by college/ university students in our areas of interest.

Rising Asia Foundation is a Registered Trust under Section 80G (5)(iv) read with Section 12A (1)(B)/10(23c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Please send your donations to:

Account number: 40241988166.
State Bank of India, Alipore Branch, Kolkata.
IFSC: SBIN0000004.

The mission of the RAF is shaped by the following principles:

  • The Promotion of Scholarship: The RAF promotes and enhances the teaching of, and research in, Asian societies through its journal, Rising Asia, and through its programs such as its Annual Conferences, roundtable discussions, and student-led colloquia. The organization’s headline events, the Annual Asian Academic Conference, and the Annual Asian Foreign Relations Conference, feature the “Distinguished Rising Asia Lecture,” and the “Distinguished Asian Diplomacy Lecture,” respectively, that promote scholarly understanding by bringing prominent speakers to the public. Our annual Asian Literatures in Motion Conference promotes understanding of literatures of, and by, Asians. The organization gives awards and prizes recognizing the best in Asian multidisciplinary scholarship.
  • Bridges with other Asian Scholarly Entities: The RAF maintains scholarly links with colleges, universities, and research organizations in several countries in order to share research and ideas.
  • Professional Ethics and Integrity: The RAF believes ethics, honesty, transparency and integrity are the foundation for all scholarship.



Harish C. Mehta

Aniruddha Lahiri

Bijalpita Julie Mehta

Raka Mukherjee

Suchorita Chattopadhyay, Professor, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University.
Arijit Ghose, Director, Nirvana Resorts, Kurseong.
Sanjay Kathuria, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, and former Lead Economist, World Bank.
Rajika Mittra, Country Head & Strategic Partnerships (India, Hong Kong, Philippines) Promax Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore.
Manoj Mohanka, Serial Entrepreneur, GC Fellow, London School of Economics.
Raj Sharma, Technopreneur, Singapore.
Arun Narain Singh, Vice Chairman Goodricke, and Chairman Tea Vision Trust.
Shivank Pratap Singh, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India, and Delhi High Court.
Gurjit Singh, former Ambassador of India to ASEAN, Germany and African Union.
Aritrim Basu, Technical Advisor, Hexadesigns.

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