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).
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 →
Where: Stall 205, Nagarik Mancha Venue: Milan Mela, Kolkata. (Near E. M. Bypass, Science City) Dates: January 26th, 2016 – February 7th, 2016 Time: Everyday from 12 PM – 8 PM
Where: Sanskriti Book Distributors, Hall No. 6, Stall No. 87, near Gate no. 2, Pragati Maidan. Venue: Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, New Delhi, 110002. Dates: January 9th to January 17th, 2016. Time: Everyday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
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 →
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 →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-w8oduTy1k This is a story of three friends in Kolkata coming together and saving a culture and its heritage from extinction. Ruby Hembrom quit her job as an IT professional to take to promoting the folktales of Adivasis a place on the bookshelves. Here is the inspiring and heartening tale.