"Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth...
Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another..."

back    »  documents

  project name ~ Bhasha

category ~ community empowerment




  Project Name








community empowerment







  Budget Approved


$ 6000


  Year Approved







1      3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14      16   17   18   19   20   21        

  Chapter Coordinators


Rajeev Soneja
Om Damani
Radhika Rammohan


San Diego





Mahua tree - the first classroom





Bhasha, literally meaning "Voice", has been started by Sahitya Akademi laureate Dr Ganesh Devy to promote Adivasi culture and create a focal point for Adivasi self-expression.





The Academy is home to the Museum of Sounds, to hold the tribal voice, both cultural and artistic in digitized media format. The Artists workshop proves to be a platform for practicing artists and craftsmen. The Library contains 17,000 titles detailing tribal societies, endangered languages and related sociological issues.





The Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh, Gujarat aims to develop and preserve Adivasi culture, crafts and languages. Through the Academy, Bhasha will endeavor to build respect and understanding for Adivasi society and hence facilitate in transforming the Adivasi society into a self-serving community.



 Copyright © 2003. Association for India's Development. All Rights Reserved