Thursday, 22nd to Saturday, 24th – 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm
The theme of the fourth edition of the language festival is Women Power in Indian Literature. About 50 leading women writers from 17 Indian languages are expected to attend. There will be sessions on translation/language/poetry reading/Dalit writings, theatre and film. Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Pratibha Ray, Aparna Sen, Temsula Ao, Patricia Mukhim, Shanta Gokhale, Sitanshu Yashaschandra and other prominent writers/artists with works in over 17 languages will be attending the festival conducted by Kaakka, a Malayalam magazine publishing from Mumbai and P4C, a communications firm.
Friday, 23rd – 6.00 pm
Based on acclaimed writer Urmila Pawar’s autobiography Aaydaan, this is a story of three generations and the growth of a woman to establish herself as a noted feminist and Dalit writer. It offers yet another critical opportunity to Indian society after 150 years of virtual silence on caste and gender since social workers fomented revolutionary ideas in the 19th century.
Directed by Sushama Deshpande
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.