Due to recent rains, the institute was inundated with water for four days, and the water entered the ground floor of the institute, affecting hundreds of books and journals and a lot of furniture too. Such a calamity has never happened before in the history of the institute. 

Under the expert supervision of the officials from archives and Connemara Library and Tanjore Saraswati Mahal Library, we are trying our level best to retrieve the books/journals that were soaked in the water for four days. This is a very cumbersome process that requires not only great patience and expertise but also considerable money. The institute does not receive any grants from either the Central or the State governments and has been thriving on the contributions from some philanthropists and corporate sectors.

It is estimated that around Rupees One Crore would be required (Rs. 1,00, 00,000/-) for mending the books, purchasing furniture including almirahs to keep books/journals, electrical works, purchase of new Personal Computers, Laptops, Digital Camera (to record lectures) and so on.

        We earnestly appeal to your good self to kindly extend generous financial assistance to our Research Institute at this critical juncture which will help us in a long way in the preservation of ancient and rare books and manuscripts for posterity.

      Donations to our Research Institute are 100% exempt from Income Tax under section 35 (i) (iii) and 80GGA of the Income Tax Act. Cheques / DDs may be in favour of “The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute”, For online remittance, our bank details are given below:


The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute,

Bank: Union Bank of India, Mylapore branch, 

SB a/c no: 395702010007408 

IFSC : UBIN0539571

Donations requested only in Indian rupees from Indian citizens / valid Indian passport holders.

Donors are requested to provide the following details to our email address: ksrinst@gmail.com



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