Press Esc to close

The world of books

Sep 5, 2014, DHNS 19:59 IST

Lit fest

The third edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF) will be held from September 26 to 28 at Crowne Plaza, Velankani Tech Park in Electronic City. The three-day festival will see a walk-in of almost 150 authors, including literary greats like Girish Karnad, Ramachandra Guha, Arun Shourie, Chandrashekhara Kambara and more.

The festival will focus on looking into issues related to the North-Eastern states of India, along with oppression of the minority. Other themes include gender and women rights, and violence against women, LGBT rights, travel writing, short stories, humour, love to name a few.

There will be a special panel to address the topic of aboriginal writing from Australia among others. Chandrashekhara Kamabara will have a discussion on how the South Indian languages have the ‘classical language’ tag but that might be nothing more than a title.

Budding writers are in for a treat with the introduction of ‘LitMart’, a way for the writers to tie-up and find publishers. The event, which sees a host of publishers, is a good place for aspiring writers to showcase their work.

Vikram Sampath, one of the founders of the event, says that there has been a tie-up with the BMTC in order to help ease transport difficulties.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Deepika Padukone with child artists at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Deepika Padukone with child artists at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Deepika Padukone at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Deepika Padukone at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra with husband Raj Kundra during an event...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra with husband Raj Kundra during an event...

Shikhar Dhawan and L Rahul during Day 4 of the first cricket test math against Sri Lanka...

Shikhar Dhawan and L Rahul during Day 4 of the first cricket test math against Sri Lanka...

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Ayyappa at Bindapur...

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Ayyappa at Bindapur...

Devotees from Mymnmar going to offer huge robe to Lord Buddha at Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple...

Devotees from Mymnmar going to offer huge robe to Lord Buddha at Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple...

Contingents of various countries taking part in march past during the opening ceremony of AIBA....

Contingents of various countries taking part in march past during the opening ceremony of AIBA....

Music composer A R Rahman performs at The Sufi Route concert at Qutub Minar....

Music composer A R Rahman performs at The Sufi Route concert at Qutub Minar....

An army jawan performs a fire stunt during a 'Know Your Army' programme...

An army jawan performs a fire stunt during a 'Know Your Army' programme...

Players of Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa vie for the ball during an ISL match...

Players of Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa vie for the ball during an ISL match...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.