schedule

Time : 12.45pm

Name of Session : Aa Mori Bangla Bhasha
Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Belal Chowdhury, Samaresh Majumdar and Nasreen Jahan discuss the future of language and literature, epaar and opaar. In conversation with Sankarlal Bhattacharya


Time :2.15pm

Name of Session : Sunil Gangopadhyay Memorial Session
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on Bengali, her intellectual roots in Kolkata, and Sunil Gangopadhyay’s legacy. In conversation with Chinmoy Guha


Time :3.20pm

Name of Session : Narir Lekha aar Dekha
Suchitra Bhattacharya, Bani Basu and Nasreen Jahan discuss the relevance of women’s writing in today’s world. In conversation with Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay


Time :3.20pm

Name of Session : Narir Lekha aar Dekha
Suchitra Bhattacharya, Bani Basu and Nasreen Jahan discuss the relevance of women’s writing in today’s world. In conversation with Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay


Time :3.20pm

Name of Session : Narir Lekha aar Dekha
Suchitra Bhattacharya, Bani Basu and Nasreen Jahan discuss the relevance of women’s writing in today’s world. In conversation with Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay


Time :3.20pm

Name of Session : Narir Lekha aar Dekha
Suchitra Bhattacharya, Bani Basu and Nasreen Jahan discuss the relevance of women’s writing in today’s world. In conversation with Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay


Time :3.20pm

Name of Session : Narir Lekha aar Dekha
Suchitra Bhattacharya, Bani Basu and Nasreen Jahan discuss the relevance of women’s writing in today’s world. In conversation with Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay


Time : 12:30pm

Name of Session : History Flows Michel Danino and Sanjeev Sanyal discuss rivers, goddesses, history, and the challenge of presenting it all to a new generation


Time : 2.15pm

Name of Session : Chinese Whispers The quiet, imperceptible change in the voices of young China’s favourite writers. Presenting Murong Xuecun, in conversation with Harvey Thomlinson and Marysia Juszczakiewicz


Time : 3.20pm

Name of Session :Home Thoughts from Abroad Bharati Mukherjee and Mridula Koshy talk about what connects and disconnects while writing about one’s home from another home. In conversation with Debnita Chakravarti


Time : 4.25pm

Name of Session : Sadabahaar Manto Javed Akhtar, Ali Sethi and MA Farooqi discuss why Manto’s stories still connect with readers from a new century. In conversation with Pritha Kejriwal
Session Partner: Kindle


Time : 5.30pm

Name of Session : Through A Lens Darkly Filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Dibakar Banerjee, Q, and Sangeeta Datta on the importance of anger and angst in cinema

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Time : 6.35pm

Name of Session : Metro Margins Jeet Thayil and Nilanjana S. Roy discuss Bombay’s druggies and Dilli’s Billis with Sandip Roy

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Time : 7.40pm

Name of Session :Oskar to Oscar, Q&A to Millionaire Thomas Keneally and Vikas Swarup discuss the impact Oscar-winning movies that Schindler’s List and Slumdog Millionaire had on their acclaimed novels. In conversation with Sangita Gopal

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Time : 12:30pm

Name of Session : Evolution of a Revolution Ahdaf Soueif and Azad Essa discuss the paths traversed by various countries. In conversation with Samantak Das.
Session Partner: British Council


Time : 2.15pm

Name of Session : The Moderate Writes Back Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Azad Essa discuss extremism, moderates and their writings. In conversation with Pritha Kejriwal


Time : 3.20pm

Name of Session : A Passage to Pakistan John R. Schmidt and Deborah Baker discuss the macro and micro views of jihaad and Pakistan. In conversation with Ali Sethi


Time : 4.25pm

Name of Session : Arabesque Ahdaf Soueif discusses being Egypt’s chronicler and the importance of women’s writing in unquiet times. In conversation with Ritu Menon


Time : 5.30pm

Name of Session : Thoroughly Tharoor Shashi Tharoor on the first 25 years of published writings, and everything in between. In conversation with Sanjeev Sanyal

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Time : 6.35pm

Name of Session : Faith, Fiction and Fame Amish Tripathi in conversation with Jash Sen on his much-awaited Oath of the Vayuputras

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Time : 7.40pm

Name of Session : The KaLaM Question: Will Capital Punishment for Rape Help or Hinder Justice? With Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Javed Akhtar, Anita Agnihotri, Vrinda Grover and Paroma Roy Chowdhury, in conversation with Kunal Basu
Session Partner: Paroma

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Time : 12:30pm

Name of Session : Literature Across Frontiers Poetry Workshop Featuring Doris Kareva, Kathryn Gray, Sampurna Chattarji, Mamta Sagar, Binayak Bandyopadhyay, Nilanjan Banerjee and Akshay Pathak

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