About adivaani

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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Our Logo Story

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).

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  1. Notwithstanding,to heard someone about Tribals;to release information about it. Congratulat Indian Express for accessing.

  2. Good work…It gives me immense pleasure to see that Adivaani is taking an initiative to preserve our cultural heritage.I wish Adivaani will surely achieve it’s goal and help to flourish our society.

  3. I wanted to buy Gladson Dungdung’s ‘Whose Country Is It Any Way’. For that, I mailed on the e-mail address of adivaani, I called on the mobile number you have provided for ‘sales’, I messaged a number of times on the same number.. And I have not got any reply. What should I do? I stay in Pune

  4. We all are adivasis as we are downstream of the human race of hunters, next hunters and gatherers. The section of people who shifted for agriculture and later developed industry is no way superior to the other section who stayed as hunters and gatherers. The recent industrialization of last two and half century has dome unrecoverable damage to the environment with predicted end of human race in few centuries only. If we want to survive the expected 60,000 years as human race on earth we have to adopt and go back to the sustainable adivasi way of life and develop the forest, reduce energy consumption etc etc which appears now next to impossible
    Nakul Jana-098364 77465

  5. Attended the book release at Ranchi for Sylvan Tales: Stories from the Munda country.

    Enjoy knowing that Adivanni is choosing to provide a platform for both a voice of indigenous peoples and a place for all of us to connect to our own indigenous stories.


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