Introducing adivaani’s new Board of Trustees and Advisers

adivaani has in the last two and a half years travelled far and wide; covering more ground than planned, connecting with more people than anticipated and have had associations and networks open unexpected doors. At the end of the year as we pause to catch some breath we realise we have to consolidate all that... Continue Reading →

Release of Becoming me, our first Adivasi PICKLE book

The first edition of Adivasi PICKLE has formally and successfully come to an end. Becoming Me by Rejina Marandi was released on Saturday, the 25th of October, 2014 at the author's hometown in Assam. The event was a celebration of stories, storytelling and storytellers soaked in Adivasi flavours. The Forest Guest House Campus, Srirampur, Santal... Continue Reading →

Decolonizing and Storytelling: an interview with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

  We published Leanne’s Dancing on our turtle’s back in India because we think a resurgence of indigenous consciousness and thinking processes is very much needed. At a time when many indigenous people are losing awareness of deep spiritual links to the land; when Indigenous cultures face many levels of genocide; and when movements of... Continue Reading →

Unique tales of India’s tribal communities: Gulf News

Anyone collaborating with Ruby Hembrom is sure to widen his or her mental bandwidth. For she not just thinks out-of-box but also invests her soul and spirit into the work she undertakes. Kolkata-based Hembrom runs Adivaani, a publishing house for adivasi (tribal) literature. It was launched by a group of amateurs that included her friend... Continue Reading →

Disaibon Hul

Come June, along with the sweltering heat and keen anticipation of rains, Santals await the anniversary celebrations of the Santal Rebellion of 1855–57. This event is a tribute to the Santal men, women and children who stood up to the oppression and exploitation of Zamindars, Traders, the British crown and its agents. This year adivaani... Continue Reading →

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