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History

The development of the concept of lokavidya and generally the focus on vidya in socially and politically significant aspects of life dates back to 1995. It owes its genesis to the thought and work of three organisations in the preceeding period, namely Mazdoor Kisan Niti group (Kanpur), PPST Foundation (Chennai) and Nari Hastakala Udyoga Samiti (Varanasi) and specifically to the concrete context of the Congresses of Traditional Sciences & Technologies of India (1993 Mumbai, 1995 Chennai, 1998 Varanasi).

Lokavidya Mahadhiveshan (Third Congress of Traditional Sciences & Technologies of India) and the simultaneous beginning of the publication of the Lokavidya Samvad gave some shape to the social pursuit focussed on vidya. The workshop Dialogues on Knowledge in Society organised by Indigen Research Foundation, Pune, and Lokavidya Samvad, Varanasi, at World Social Forum 2004 in Mumbai gave this pursuit a further impetus.

In August 2004 the Vidya Ashram got off to a start at Sarnath.

 

Photo: Ram Sundar, Ram Saputtar and Shri Ram , Agaria men from Pendari in Wadruff Nagar, Balrampur district in Chhattisgarh smelting iron as a demonstration in Varanasi in 1993

YOJANA Oct 2014 publishes article on Lokavidya by Amit Basolethis is a pdf file. Available also in Hindithis is a pdf fileand Marathithis is a pdf file

Participation of Vidyaashram in SYNTALK. Amit Basole in TWOK and Sunil Sahasrabudhey in TPEKA

New Publication : Lokavidya Nazariya October 2014this is a pdf file

New Publication : Lokavidya Prapancham Telugu October 2014.this is a pdf file

Weaver-Artisan Rally and Lokavidya Workshop in Varanasi 18-19th Sept. 2014.

New Publication : LJA Bulletin-7 'सबको पक्की आय... ' August 2014.this is a pdf file

जन-आंदोलनों और लोकविद्या समाज संगठनों की बैठक - नागपुर , 28-29 जून 2014.

जन संघर्षों में एकता की पहल : बैठक 7 - 8 जून 2014,विद्या आश्रम,वाराणसी.

Social Activists Campaign from Varanasi-April 2014, May 2014

Karigar Nazaria - 1/3/2014

Lokavidya Agenda for the Nation Panchayat at Vidya Ashram 10-11 Feb.

Padyatra Chenata Jana Samakhya (Handloom Weavers) 30 Jan.-11 Feb. 2014

LJA Multai Convention 11-12 Jan 2014