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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.

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