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Tribal Women Writers' Meet 2017

All India Tribal
Women Writers' Meet

The two-day meet in being organised by Sahitya Akademi in association with Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhra to commemorate the birth centenary of Alice Ekka, the country’s first acclaimed woman tribal writer.

7-8 September 2017 - Ranchi (Jharkhand), INDIA


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Beyond The Jungle

Adivasi Memoirs
Beyond The Jungle

One-Day Symposium on the completion of 50 years of the first Indian Adivasi Memoir/Autobiography Beyond The Jungle (1968) written by Sita Rathnamal.

11 November 2018 - Ranchi (Jharkhand), INDIA


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Adivasidom Workshop  

ADIVASIDOM
Understanding and Sharing

Five-day residential workshop with Vandna Tete, Gladson Dungdung, Sushma Asur, Ranjit Oraon, Deepak Bara, KM Singh Munda, AK Pankaj and Prashant Sidam.

December 2018 - Netarhat (Jharkhand), INDIA

The purpose of this program is to learn Adivasi worldview and aestheticism, to understand and to share with the community, especially the youth and the new generation. This program has been conceived as a five-day residential teaching-training workshop. In which the young participants and elders will share their knowledge and experiences with each other in the affinity of the community and nature. The main aspects of this program are: What is Adivasi way and how it looks at itself as well as in all aspects of planet, how it behaves with them, how to interpret mutual relationships and coexistence.
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Thunder Songs of the Forest

Thunder Songs
of the Forest

In 2019, the Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhara launched a campaign Thunder Songs of the Forest against the eviction of 20 lakh Adivasis from the forest by the Supreme Court. Adivasis and indigenous writers, artists and social workers from across the country participated in this campaign. The main event was held in Ranchi.

May-September 2019 - Ranchi (Jharkhand), INDIA


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Visual Storyteller Workshop  

Visual
Storyteller Workshop-1

In this Visual Storyteller Workshop, well-known filmmakers, writers, journalists and theater personalities enrich young participants with their experiences. Workshop designed and conducted by Ashwini Kumar Pankaj and Ranjith Oraon (FTII).

23-30 June 2019, Ranchi (Jharkhand)

The country's first visual storyteller workshop focused on the understanding and production techniques of cinema from a tribal perspective was organized by Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhara from 23 to 30 June 2019 in Ranchi. The objective of the Visual Storyteller Workshop was to acquaint the youth with all forms of visual storytelling, not just film. The idea was to broaden the youth's understanding of the politics and beauty of art and cinema because every word, every visual and every frame is politics.
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Asur Adivasi Radio

Asur Adivasi
Mobile Radio

The operation of 'Asur Adivasi Mobile Radio' has been started from January 2020. Its first telecast took place on Sunday, 19 January 2020 in the weekly market Koteya. Kotaya is located in the Netarhat region at a distance of about 200 km from the capital Ranchi. The objective of 'Asur Adivasi Mobile Radio' is to save the endangered language and wisdome of Asur.

January 2020 - Netarhat (Jharkhand), INDIA


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Pyara Kerketta Poetry Festival 2020

THREE DAY LIVE MULTILINGUAL ADIVASI-INDIGENOUS POETRY CONFERENCE (3-5 JUNE 2020)

On the occasion of Pyara Kerketta Jayanti, JBSS Akhra organized a Three-day Live Multilingual Adivasi-Indigenous Poetry Conference from 3rd to 5th June 2020. Mukta Toppo, Vishwasi Ekka, Preeti Ranjana Dungdung and Poonam Wasam (Hindi); Alam Parsa and Ajit Kumar Kullu (Sadari/Nagpuri); Anita Mahto, Mahendra Goswami Sudhakar and Sukumar (Khortha); Babarao Madavi (Marathi); Vandana Bharti (Angika); Rajkishor Singh (Panchparganiya); Ratan Mahato 'Satyarthi' (Kudmali); Parvati Tirkey (Kudukh); Sardar Meena (Dhundari); Nirmal Murmu, Usha Kiran Tudu and Pankaj Kisku (Santali) has recited on this multilingual poetry conference.

Adivasi Sahitya Live

ADIVASI SAHITYA LIVE

We started this live program when people were battling loneliness, despair and fear during the first phase of the lockdown of the Covid-19 epidemic. Its first telecast was on 25 March 2020. It went live randomly from 25 March to 16 April 2020 and from 17 April 2020 it was named 'Adivasi Sahitya Live'. Regular telecast took place from 17th April to 3rd May 2020 i.e. twice a day. One at 3 pm and the other at 7 pm. From May 6 to May 20, 2020, it was organized only once at 7.30 pm. Under this, live programs of more than 50 Adivasi litterateurs and cultural workers from 12 states of the country have been organized so far. And, even now this live program continues in an irregular manner.

Adivasi STORYTELLING

BANKHRI GAMANA : ADIVASI STORYTELLING FOR HEALING

'Bankhri Gamana' is a word from Kharia Adivasi language which means to tell a story. The program was started online from 1st May 2020 on various popular social media platforms. Its purpose was to keep people away from the stress of Kovid-19 which is the Adivasi way. It used to air simultaneously every night at 10 pm on Facebook's Adivasi literature page, Jharkhandi Akhra's YouTube and SoundCud's channel. The anchor of this program was Preeti Ranjana Dungdung, a young Adivasi scholar from Simdega, Jharkhand. In this storytelling program, more than two dozen stories of Adivasi storytellers were narrated till the first week of June 2020.


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Revolt and War in Adivasi History

One Day Oneline Symposium on REVOLT, WAR AND REVOLUTION IN THE CONTEXT OF ADIVASI HISTORY

11 June 2020 (Online)

Adivasi Kebang Akhra

ADIVASI KEBANG AKHRA : An Online Community Sharing and Learning Centre

6th to 31st October 2020 (Online)

Srinivas Panuri Jayanti

SRINIVAS PANURI BIRTH CENTENARY YEAR (1920-2020) CELEBRATION

25th December 2020 (Online)



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