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 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 

 

Cultural & Indigenous Peoples Documentarian

 

 

Ms. Ruby Hembrom is the founder and director of Adivaani (first voices), an archiving and publishing outfit of and by Adivasi (the indigenous peoples of India). A trained instructional designer, editor and book designer, Hembrom’s documentation initiative grew out of a need to claim Adivasi stake in historical and contemporary social, cultural and literary spaces and as peoples. She is the author of Adivaani’s Santal Creation Stories for children and the prize-winning Disaibon Hul, on the Santal Rebellion of 1855–57. Hembrom holds a law degree from Calcutta University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Education at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.