adivaani (the first voices) is a platform for indigenous expression and assertion, founded in 2012.
It is an archiving, chronicling, publishing and disseminating outfit of and by the 104 million indigenous peoples of India (Adivasi).
Our intervention through multiform and multimedia is about literary, socio-cultural-politico and identity engagements and inquiries with and within our lived in wisdom, lived in knowledge and our everyday realities.
The adivaani mediation work is an ongoing inter-generational knowledge, heritage, memory and legacy project, which serves as a wellspring of the authentic Adivasi voice, as recounted by us.
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A note from February, 2014:
One of the geese looks to the past and one to the future and that’s what adivaani stands for in the present — we are trying to preserve ourselves and the deep and ancient roots that link us to our earth and our ancestors for generations to come.
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adivaani was registered as a Trust with the Additional Registrar of Assurances in Kolkata, West Bengal on July 19, 2012. Our Registration number is 4326.
adivaani is registered u/s 12AA (1)(b)(i) of the Income Tax Act 1961, and has the following tax exemptions:~ Approval under section 80G (5)(iv) of the Income Tax Act,1961 (50% exemption).