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SFU Library - Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Collection Development


Please note that as of 2015, nothing will be added to the Shastri Collection.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) is named after Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, 1964 – 1966.

Shastri Institute was founded in 1968 by a joint announcement by the Government of Canada and Government of India. The joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments, which has been in place for 45 years, facilitates connecitons between scholars.  The Library Program provides books published in India to libraries of members in Canada.   The research topics have expanded from humanities and social sciences to include environment, health, film, economic reform, science, biodiversity, information technology, law, and distance education.  Canadian members have a variety of programs available including fellowships for education, training and research as well as youth internships. 

SFU faculty can suggest books for the SFU Library collection by contacting Moninder Bubber (

SFU Library Shastri Collection (books and journals)


Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute - Canada Website

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute - India Website (Delhi)

India Studies Library Programme

Resources on India / South Asia

What is being published in India?