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.
My life. My telling. In my voice: The Telegraph on adivaani
A new interview with our Executive Director. Find it in The Telegraph: a. In the website of the newspaper: My life. My telling, In my voice b. Or get the pdf of it as it was published: The Telegraph, June 16, 2019
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 →
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 →
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 and Tribal Intellectual Collective India’s second book is out!
Adivaani and the Tribal Intellectual Collective India is proud to present its second title from the Tribal and Adivasi Studies series—Social Work in India, Edited by bodhi s. r. bodhi. s. r sums up the book for us: ‘This specific volume of the TAS series attempts to unravel key constitutive elements of perspectives from within... Continue Reading →
Illustrated Pursuits: Why we chose to do the book?
Almost two years ago adivaani received the proposal for Illustrated Pursuits: a collection of drawings, published articles and maps by Walter Stanhope Sherwill, who spent a total twenty-seven years in India since he first arrived as a young man in 1834 to work for the British East India Company. He served as an ensign,... Continue Reading →
Adivaani and Tribal Intellectual Collective India’s first book is out!
Earlier this year adivaani and the Tribal Intellectual Collective India’s paths crossed. Conversations turned to collaborations and the plans to co-host their First National Congress, in Shillong in September 2015 were consolidated. Not only that; ideas to produce books together were also explored and formalized. The first product from this association is a series: Tribal... Continue Reading →