Gateway LitFest 2017

25 Feb - 26 Feb 2017
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Saturday, 25th & Sunday, 26th – 10.30 am to 8.00 pm

Presenting the third edition of the Gateway LitFest, the festival that focuses on Indian language writings. This time the languages include Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Khasi, Konkani, Kosali, Malayalam, Marathi, Mythili, Punjabi, Tamil, etc. The two-day event will have discussions, debates, book launches and poetry readings. The festival is presented by Kaakka, a Malayalam magazine published from Mumbai, and P4C, a communications firm.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

DAY 1: FEBRUARY 25, 2017/ Experimental Theatre, NCPA

Registration: 10am
Opening Ceremony (11-1pm)

Opening Words: Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Gateway LitFest Advisory Board

Prayer: Chiara Maria Benn

Keynote Address: Kedarnath Singh

Presenting the Gateway LitFest Lifetime Achievement Award to Padma Shri Haladhar Nag

Felicitation of Jnanpith Winners – Kedarnath Singh & Raghuveer Chaudhari

Keynote Session

Topic: How Much Indian is Indian Literature?

Chair: Subodh Sarkar

Panel: Kedarnath Singh, Laxman Gaikwad, Raghuveer Chaudhari & M Mukundan

Lunch Break: 1-2pm

Session II: 2–3pm

Topic: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Translation: Publisher’s Point of View

Chair: Mini Krishnan

Panel: Ambar Sahil Chatterjee, Aditi Maheswari, Anup Jerajani

Tea Break: 3-3.15pm

Session III: 3.15-4.15pm

Topic: Contemporary Face of Indian Literature: Focus Tamil (Latest literary trends and trend-setters)

In Conversation: MK Kanimozhi, Cho Dharman & Salma

Tea Break: 4.15–4.30 pm

Session IV: 4.30–5.30 pm
Topic: Contemporary Face of Indian Literature: Focus Bengali (Latest Literary Trends and Trend-setters)

In Conversation: Tilottama Majumdar & Subodh Sarkar

Break: 5.30 5.40pm

Session V: 5.40-6.40pm

Topic: Bollywood is Not the Indian Cinema

Chair: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Panel: Anjali Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Bratya Basu, Subodh Bhave, Vasanta Balan

Ballad Night: 6.45-7.45pm

Sambhaji Bhagat and Team


DAY 2: FEB 26, 2017/Experimental Theatre

Registration: 10pm

Session VI: 11-12pm

Topic: Contemporary Face of Indian Literature: Focus Malayalam

In Conversation: S Prasannarajan & KR Meera


Tea Break: 12-12.15pm

Session VII: 12.15-1.15pm

Topic: Script-free Languages: Multiplicity of Scripts and the Challenges for the Languages which use Scripts of Other Languages

Chair: Desmond Kharmawaphlang (Khasi)
Panel: Chandana Dutt (Mythili), Damodar Mauzo (Konkani), Haldhar Nag (Kosali), Parichay Das (Bhojpuri), Ramesh Suryawanshi (Ahirani)

Session VIII
1.15-2.30pm

The Gateway LitFest Literary Debate

Teams from 12 Colleges

Session IX: 2.30-3.30pm

Topic: Contemporary Face of Indian Literature: Focus Punjabi

In Conversation: Desraj Kali & Dr. Manmohan IPS

Tea Break: 3.30-3.45pm

Session IX: 3.45-4.45pm

Topic: Contemporary Face of Indian Literature: Focus Marathi (Celebration of Dalit Writings)

Chair: Kumar Ketkar

Panel: Mangesh Kale, Malika Amar Sheikh, Sharankumar Limbale, Saleel Wagh

Tea Break: 4.45-5pm

Session X: 5–6.30pm

Topic: The Tradition of the New and the Newness of Tradition in Indian Poetry

Chair: Sachin Ketkar

Panel: Anju Makhija, Hemant Divate, Mihir Chitre, Shafi Shauq, Sanjeev Khandekar

Celebration of Poetry: Recitals by: Anju Makhija, Devanshu Narang, Haladhar Nag, Hemant Divate, Malika Amar Sheikh, Manmohan, Salma, N Sreejith

Break: 6.30-6.45pm

Session XI 6.45-8pm

Valedictory Session
Topic: Way Forward for Indian Literature

Chair: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Open Forum

Distribution of Awards to the Winners of the Literary Debate

 

Venue: Sunken Garden
Saturday 25 Feb
10:30 am
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Sunday 26 Feb
10:30 am
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