Coping, holding up, getting through, surviving, managing, carrying on and their synonyms are the instinctive verbs I’m ambushed with when asked about our publishing venture adivaani’s well-being in the wake of Covid-19. The assumptions and predictions that my tiny outfit has to have been upended by this crisis are reflexive. The pressure to admit that... Continue Reading →
adivaani titles @ International Kolkata Book Fair
Find adivaani titles at LeftWord Books Hall no-1, Stall no-15. (Closest entrance gate no: 3) Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake, Karunamoyee crossing, Kolkata Wed, 29 Jan, 2020 – Sun, 9 Feb, 2020 / 12 – 8 PM Two out of print titles: We come from the Geese and Angor are back in stock as well.
A six year pilgrimage … a late post!
Pilgrimage is bearing witness—to an intangible presence in places or objects we call sacred. It is an interaction with that which is marked as hallowed. The goal of pilgrimage is to establish a connection, a union with that presence. With these words I opened a presentation in Nicosia, Cyprus, in December, 2016. They are in... Continue Reading →
Real life is often magical for the Lotha tribe of Nagaland, as this collection of folk tales reveals
A review of Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton’s A Girl Swallowed By A Tree written by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar... Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton’s book, A Girl Swallowed By A Tree: Lotha Naga Tales Retold, is a collection of thirty folk tales from the Lotha tribe (or indigenous community) of Nagaland. In her introduction to the book, Patton writes:... Continue Reading →
Behind the Indian Boom, an exhibition in London and its catalogue
Catalogues attract catalogues—who knew? We had just finished Mark Elliot's exhibition catalogue—Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia, when Alpa Shah, who'd been to the exhibition contacted us to collaborate on another one. The London School of Economics, Department of Anthropology and the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, at the... Continue Reading →
Buy directly from us with Instamojo
Exciting things are happening at adivaani, and as we reach the 5 year mark, we’re happy to share an upgrade to the way we operate. We’ve finally been able to enable a direct online purchase from our website using a safe and tested payment gateway option—Instamojo. If you are going to purchase online,... Continue Reading →
Another India: an exhibition and a book
The exhibition Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia, opened on the 7 March 2017 and will continue until April 2018 at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), Cambridge University. Curated by Dr. Mark Elliot, this exhibition “explores the tangled histories of artefacts from indigenous populations in India and how they came... Continue Reading →
Book Release: A girl swallowed by a tree by Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton
___ Please join us in celebrating the release of: A girl swallowed by a tree Lotha Naga Stories Retold by Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton. ___ Saturday, 29th April, 2017 6 PM ___ India International Centre Seminar Hall 2 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi–110003
The year that’s been
2016 has been the most engaging year for us by far; so much so that we weren’t able to reach out to you regularly. Our sincerest apologies for that! January opened with the news that I was selected as Asia Foundation Development Fellow 2016—an opportunity that has been such an enriching experience, where I have... Continue Reading →
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).