New: Extraordinary Work of ‘Ordinary’ People: Youth Stories of Hope, Resilience and Collective Dreaming: Volume 5
|Our children’s publication “People and Wildlife” was featured in the Ethnicity category of the Diversity Section of the book art exhibition of Parag Initiative’s Big Little Book Award. Also, 6-year old Lola from Mumbai created a beautiful art work based on our publication “The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street” in the Children’s Art Wall of the exhibition. |
The exhibition includes art by BLBA winner illustrators, budding illustrators and children. It also gives a peep into some picture books addressing diversity that many publishers have been working on for years.
1. Child Art based on The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street:
2. People and Wildlife figures in the Ethnicity category of the Diversity Section where different categories are mentioned (like Disability, gender etc):
Extraordinary Work of ‘Ordinary’ People: Beyond Pandemics and Lockdowns: Pandemic Resilience in the Western Himalayas: Volume 3
Stories from Himalayas about work of people beyond pandemic and lockdowns! New Booklet on ‘Extraordinary Work of ‘Ordinary’ People: Beyond Pandemics and Lockdowns: Pandemic Resilience in the Western Himalayas: Volume 3’ is out.
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Sandhani – Transformation amongst handloom weavers of Kachchh, India: series of six films in two languages
This is a series of six films (in two languages) made during an intensive two year research project. The study, called Sandhani, was conducted by Khamir (a craft resource centre in Bhuj), Kalpavriksh (environmental action group in Pune), and the Kachchh vankars (weavers). It looked at the multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the livelihoods of the weaving community, linked to an overall revival of the craft from a time when it was in sharp decline. These films have been made as a participatory process by the young community members facilitated by Khamir, Kalpavriksh and Drishti (media and communication organisation in Ahmedabad). The six films are available in two languages – English and Gujarati (one in Hindi), through the following links:
Research project film:
The research project was part of ACKnowl-EJ, an international process analyzing the transformative potential of community responses to extractivism and alternatives born from resistance, supported by International Science Council. For further information about the project, contact – [email protected]
Kalpavriksh mourns the passing away of an inspiring elder, Tsilie Sakhrie, respected Angami community leader of Khonoma Village, Nagaland. Uncle Tsilie, as he was fondly called, was the founder of one of India’s most innovative community-led conservation initiatives to protect endangered Blyth’s tragopan (a pheasant) by declaring the Khonoma Nature Conservation & Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS), and at the centre of many other transformations making this village one of the state’s most well-known and respected (cleanliness, livelihood security, crafts, etc). At Kalpavriksh we got to know him in early 2000s, visited Khonoma several times (during which we enjoyed his and his family’s loving hospitality), helped promote community conserved areas in Nagaland, and cited the KNCTS example worldwide to inspire others. Tsilie along with Mhiesizokhi Zinyu, Adviser, KNCTS, also honoured two of our members in recognition of our support to their efforts, on a visit in 2014. A wonderful man, a pioneer, an innovator, a wise elder, is gone … but of course, lives on as an inspiration. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family, and to the village of Khonoma, and we commit to continue standing by and espousing the principles of co-existence that he lived.
|We are happy to share that “The Miracle on Sunderbaag Street” written by Nandita da Cunha that KV published has made it to the Parag Honor List 2021. |
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A review of some of Kalpavriksh’s children’s books in the recent Teacher Plus magazine.
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