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 →
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 →
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 →
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).
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 →
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 →
Our authors and readers make adivaani what it is...they are the fuel and passion that keeps our work going. As proud as we are to announce our first poetry book; the poet and her brilliance far surpass everything we stand for. Do join us at the launch of Jacinta Kerketta's first collection of bi-lingual poems... Continue Reading →