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 →
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 →
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 →
Ruby Hembrom at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016
Join Ruby, adivaani's Executive Director, at the following sessions: 1. Jaipur BookMark, Thursday, January 21, 2016 Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Session No.: 2 (Main Stage) Session Name: An Indian Reader Speakers: Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee, Rita Kothari, Jerry Pinto, Shailesh Bharatwasi and Ruby Hembrom in conversation with Manisha Chaudhry 2. Jaipur Literature Festival, Saturday,... Continue Reading →
adivaani’s new imprint One of Us brings out Sylvan Tales: Stories from the Munda country
In the past we've received manuscripts and proposals from Non-Adivasi authors, activists, scholars and researchers who wished to publish with us and we turned them down as a policy as we were creating a niche space for ourselves and they'd anyway have better chances to be published by established, mainstream publishers. Three years on we... 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 →
Disaibon Hul: Printed Children’s Book of the year
Our children's book on the Santal Rebellion of 1855-57 Disaibon Hul wins the Printed Children's Book of the Year at the Publishing Next Industry Awards 2015. To everyone who helped make the book and everyone who has read it, our heartfelt gratitude. Congratulations Saheb Ram Tudu and many thanks to CDC Printers for bringing alive... Continue Reading →