The eighth edition of the popular Kalinga Literature Festival (KLF) will be held in Bhubaneswar from December 10 to 12. The literary festival aims to spark discussions globally and nationally over India’s 75 years. He will celebrate the feast of letters through discussions on politics, art, films, business, media and sports.
Kalingaâ ?? ¯Literaryâ ?? ¯Festivalâ ?? ¯ is well known for its socially relevant themes and in some way compels all “creative” people to think and articulate “the contemporary”. Like its previous editions, the KLF also has a powerful theme this year for writers, poets and artists to ponder. The central theme is “India at 75: Commemorating the Republic of Letters”. Several sessions on different themes will connect to the central theme.
Key sessions will cover topics such as democracy, cultural nationalism, millennials, Indian languages, publishing industry, mythology, media, market, children, women, transgender, civic engagement, cinema, sports, ethics, discrimination, revolutions, peace building, conflict resolution and harmony. There will be several One to One sessions with leading experts on the topics. There will be a storytelling session promising to add a new flavor to the literary spirit of the festival. Three special sessions will be organized on textiles and literature.
Apart from this, over 30 new books and monographs will be published during the three days of the festival. KLF delegates and speakers will have a unique opportunity to participate in the heritage walk called the Mystic Walk and participate in the Planting and Mystic Mic. In order to widen the opportunity for delegates, the KLF team partnered with local cycling clubs to provide bicycles for speakers to ride around the smart city and experience the mix of ancient heritage and town planning. modern.
A dedicated platform, â ?? ¯Kalingaâ ?? ¯Artâ ?? ¯Festivalâ ?? ¯ offers a unique platform for artists to showcase their talent and connect their art to the central theme of the festival.
Some of the writers, poets, speakers and performers likely to join the festival include – Arunava Sinha, Pratibha Ray, Sitakant Mahapatra, Ramakanta Rath, Namita Gokhale, Malashri Lal, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Divya Dutta, Amar Pattnaik, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Gulzar, Sandeep Bamako , Jairam Ramesh, Basant Chaudhary, Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Jayanta Mohapatra, Tarana Husain Khan, Ashok Kaul.