Manana aims to bring together activists and scholars by providing forums for interaction, networking, research, documentation and dissemination of information on women’s issues. Manana works with NGOs and other groups for women to ensure that women’s needs and perspectives become an integral and important part of government policies, while taking into account the diversity of … Continue reading Gender

Library Activities

Activities of the Devahuti-Damodar Library (DDL): Daily Activities Cataloguing and Classification of Books, Journals and Articles Subject Headings for Book and Article Search Computerisation of Data Inter Library Loan Facility Research and Referencing Conducting Internet Search for Research & Reference Material Stock Taking Book Repair and Maintenance Documentation (including Report Writing) Preparation of Book Lists … Continue reading Library Activities

Organizational Support

Manana strongly believes in supporting new and upcoming organizations and individual effort that seeks to make a difference to society. The major deterrents to new initiatives are the lack of seed capital and organizational supports. Keeping these problems in mind Manána has assisted research scholars, organizations and individual in their projects by providing non-monetary support. … Continue reading Organizational Support

About Manana

Operating from New Delhi (India), Manana is the activity arm of the Devahuti-Damodar Svaraj Trust (DDST) and supports projects related to: History & Philosophy of the Indian sub-continent Education, Study & Scholarships Social work Music, Arts & Literature Manana’s routine administrative expenses are primarily borne by the DDST but most of its ongoing social activities  … Continue reading About Manana

Youth Development Initiatives

The Manana Merit cum Means Scholarship Program Since 1999 The Manana Merit cum Means Scholarship was started with the intention of supporting youth from economically challenged backgrounds, who lack the means and the infrastructural support to continue higher education. The scholarship is primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students residing in Delhi. With our network of … Continue reading Youth Development Initiatives


Manana strives to build partnerships with individuals and organizations that seek to make a difference in society. We firmly believe that partnerships are the key to sustain real change. We are committed to research sharing and collaborative ways of working. National Culture Fund (NCF) 2006- 2008 Manana did a Research and Documentation project Music of … Continue reading Networking

Aids Awareness in partnership with WWHI

Analysis of Survey on AIDS Awareness (2007) Following our participation in the Women Work & Health Congress, Manana was invited by WWHI to be a partner in a survey that was done in two districts of Bihar (both having a large migrant population) to gauge the levels of awareness amongst the people, especially women, regarding … Continue reading Aids Awareness in partnership with WWHI