Heritage Foundation is a registered Charitable Trust founded on 11th day of Kartik (Shukla Paksha), Shakabda 1922/ the 8th November 2000.
The main objective of the trust is to promote and strengthen Indigenous Eternal Faith and Culture of the different ethnic communities of the Northeast Bharat in accordance with their respective faith and beliefs. For the said objective the Foundation has undertaken the following as its activities:
- Publishing useful literatures on indigenous traditions and spiritual Knowledge of different ethnic communities of this region.
- Publishing literatures of national importance in different languages of the Northeast.
- Publishing news Bulletin in English and local languages to update the information of the people who are concerned about the society and its tradition and cultural values.
- Organising Seminars and Workshops to initiate discussion on the topics of socio-cultural as well as conceptualto enrich the ideas of elites and learned personalities.
- Research on such topics which will be helpful in promoting National Integration and Social Harmony.
- Assistance to other socio-cultural organizations in publishing books and literatures of social importance.
It is our avowed aim and policy to enrich ourselves by availing the services of renowned authors and thinkers. So far, we have published more than 126 books on various subjects in Assamese, Hindi, English and various local dialects of North East India.
Our Publications:News Bulletin
Publishing a monthly News Bulletin "Heritage Explorer" since April 2002. It is a registered news paper being circulated nationwide through postal services. The annual subscription is Rs.100/-.
We publish its Special Issue on a selected theme on the eve of Independence Day. Our previous issues are:
- 2009 Folk Tales of Northeast Bharat
- 2010 Freedom Fighters of Northeast Bharat
- 2011 Festivals of Northeast Bharat
- 2012 Indigenous New Year of Northeast Bharat
- 2013 Philosophy of Nature Worship
- 2014 Sacred Place of NE Bharat
- 2015 Traditional Games of Northeast Bharat
- 2016 Traditional Administrative Systems & Youth Institutions among the Janajatis of Northeast Bharat
- 2017 Traditional Preservation Systems of Biodiversity in North East Bharat
- 2018 Traditional Livelihood Systems In North East Bharat
- 2019 Inter Community Relations of Northeast Bharat – Past & Present
The books that we have published during the F.Y. 2011-12 are as follows:
- Religious Philosophy of the Janajatis of NE Bharat
- Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Arunachal Pradesh
- Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Tripura
- Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Meghalaya
- Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Zeliangrong
- Asamar Janajati Sakalar Dharmiya Achar aru Sanskriti (Assamese)
- Traditional Festivals, Rites and Rituals of the Zeme Nagas
- Glimpses from the Life of Rani Gaidinliu
- Lok Devata Shree Hanuman (Hindi)
We are also publishing an Assamese language monthly news bulletin titled OITIHYA BARTA from June 2017 under RNI registration number ASSASS/2017/74012. And ISSN number 2581-317X has been assigned for publication. At present about 2600 copies of the magazine are being printed and distributed throughout the North East.
Publications can be grouped as follows:1. News Bulletin, booklet, stickers etc. to update the knowledge regarding Northeastern society on different socio-cultural issues.
2. Books and Literatures of National Importance in local dialects.
3. Books on folk songs and traditional prayer of various janajati communities of NE.
Publications in Assamese: Tate mor no ki – The Assamese edition of the novel MOPALA, authored by Veer Sawarkar. It is based on real incidences of Khilafat Andolan in pre-independence.
Asamar Janajaati Sakalar Dharmiya Aachar Aaru Sanskriti – 1st Edition
Asamar Janajaati Sakalar Dharmiya Aachar Aaru Sanskriti - 2nd Edition
Uttar-pub Bhaaratar Janajaati Sakalar Dharmiya Darshan
Nari – Baharatiya Chinatadhara aru Bartaman Sthiti
Luitr Manashputra Shankardev
Brahmaputrar Pare Pare
Surya Utha Desot
Uttar Pubar Samaj Sanskriti Aru Oitihya
Alokor Adya Sampadak Radhikamohan Goswamir Sampadakiyo (Nirbasito) R Sankalan
Publications in Bangla: Uttar-pub Bhaarater Janajaatider Dharmiya Darshan
Tripurar Janajaatider Dharmiya Aachaar ebang Sanskriti
Publications in Hindi: Arunoday ki Dharati par (A travelogue on Arunachal Pradesh)
Kambiron ke Manishi Shahid Jadonang (Spiritual personality and Freedom fighter of Manipur)
Lohit ke manas-putra ‘Shankardev’
Lokdevata Shri Hanuman
Uttar-purva Bharat ke Janajatiyon ka Sanatan Dharm aur Jeevan Darshan
Swatantra Senani Rani Gaidinliu
Publications in English: Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Meghalaya
Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Tripura
Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Arunachal Pradesh
Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Zeliangrong
Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Assam
Socio-cultural and Spiritual Traditions of Northeast Bharat
Religious Philosophy of the Janajatis of NE Bharat
Glimpses from the Life of Rani Gaidinliu
Traditional Festivals, Rites and Rituals of the Zeme Nagas
Legal Status of Converted Tribals
A Rousing Call from the North-East
Truth Behind Odalgudi Violence
Janajati Resurgence in the North-East
Report of Goodwill Mission (A Report by the Fact-Finding Mission to Karbi Anglong and N. C. Hills Districts of Assam)
Haipou Jadonang (Spiritual personality and Freedom fighter of Manipur)
Vanayogi Balasaheb Deshpande (A Life sketch of the founder of Kalyan Ashram)
Vedânta Keshari Swami Laxmanânanda Saraswati
Vanyogi Balasaheb Deshpande
Beyond Heritage of North East
Society, Culture and Heritage-The North Eastern Perspective
Lachit Borphukan – The Undaunted Hero
Culture of Nocte With Special Reference To Festival, Marriage And Name Giving Ceremony
Spiritual Thoughts of the North East Bharat
Discourse of A Less Known Group of Assam – The Halams
Birth Ritual And Associated Taboos, Marriage System And Philosophy Behind Tamla-Dü Festival Of The Kman And Tawrã Mishmis Of Arunachal Pradesh
Books of National Importance: Arsh Ramayan 1st Edition – In Mizo Language
Arsh Ramayan 2nd Edition – In Mizo Language
Shrimad Bhagwatgeeta – In Mizo Language
Shrimad Bhagwatgeeta – In Hajong Language
Indona Ropui - Mahabharat in Mizo Language
Other Publications in Local languages:Arunachal:
Angun Bedang - In Adi language (Roman Scripts) (Way to Spiritual Knowledge)
Angun Bedang - In Adi language (Assamese Scripts) (Way to Spiritual Knowledge)
Angun Bedang - Ayid Bikeng Ruutumen Kumsinam - In Adi language (Way to Spiritual Knowledge- Prayer to the Almighty Supreme Being)
Donyi Polom Kumnam Agom - In Adi language (We serve Donyo Polo)
Donyi Polo King Akemar Konne - In Adi language (Blessings of Almighty Donyi Polo)
Angun Bedang - Donyi Polo Sisang Duar Miri Kitab - In Mising language (Way to Spiritual Knowledge- Book for Donyi Polo Priest)
Aan Donyi Nyi Khumlaju- In Galo language (Let us pray to Mother Sun) Nagaland: Pau Pai Lui Khuang-In Zeme Naga Language (Folk Songs),br> Jeme Pau Pai Sie Leu Kuak -In Zeme Naga Language (A Prayer Book) Meghalaya:
Ka Jingpynkylla Niam - In Khasi Language (The Religious Conversion)
Ki Riew Khraw bad ki Khlawait Ba Ai Mynsiem ïa ngi - In Khasi Language (The great Heroes who Inspires us)
Seba (Hajong Language)
Nunna Thu - In Mizo Language (The Words of Life)
Mizo Hnam Sakhua - In Mizo Language (Religion and Culture of the Mizos)