Literati 2014 Highlight
Literati 2014 will be a showcase of different rasas – the literary aesthetics. Participating authors will engage the audience in their selected theme zones apart from discussing literature attuned to the rasas on the main stage.
Sringaram – Beauty and Love.
Hasyam – Laughter
Raudram – Fury
Karunyam – Compassion
Bibhatsam – Aversion
Bhayanakam – Horror, Terror
Veeram – Heroic Mood
Abdhutam – Wonder, Amazement
Santam – Peace and Tranquility
SLiterati 2014 will have Editorial Advisor to India Today Group, Mr. Shekhar Gupta, as a keynote speaker. Shekhar Gupta has reported on key Indian and international events in this 36 years of career, and is author of ‘Anticipating India’, which is a collection of his regular weekly columns.
Authors in Conversation
Renowned and respected writers from across India are participating, such as Anita Nair, Tom Timberg, Anubha Yadav, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, Gurcharan Das, Abhisar Sharma , Sathya Saran, Akshay Manwani, Gautam Chintamani, G. Sampath, Saurav Jha, Chitra Viraraghavan, Krishna Shastri Devulapalli, Nandita C. Puri, Ranjit Lal, Balaji Vittal, Amitabha Bagchi, Ratika Kapur, Vinita Dawra Nangia, Sudha Shah, Chaman Lal, Benoy Behl, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Shefalee Vasudev, Charu Singh, Gurpartap Khairah, Jasvinder Kaur, Mridula Sharma and many more...
Young and upcoming authors will be celebrated specially at Literati 2014.Sessions highlighting Punjabi Literature and stalwarts of Punjabi literature will be a key feature of Literati 2014. Authors such as Jaswant Zafar, Swaranjit Savi, Bubbu Tir, Surjit Patar,Balwinder Grewal, Pali Bhupinder Singh and Atamjit will grace the event.
On the last day of the Literati, just before the closing ceremony is the session on The Archivist and File Room, a mother-daughter duo in conversation, Dayanita Singh and Nony Singh on
book-making, personal histories and photography.
Simple yet eye catching installations at Book Stores, Key Cafes, Travel Locations Airport, Railway Station) created from books that capture the essence of the Literary Festival and the theme.
On 7th you can enjoy a masterpiece play, “Amjrita: A Sublime Love Story”, directed by MS Sathyu, produced by K.K. Kohli, and staged by impresario Asia.
On 8th evening, a comic skit by authors Krishna Shastri Devulapalli, and Anita Nair would be perfect interlude to the literary festival..
The City of Joy
Chandigarh carries the epithet, ‘the city beautiful’, ‘the city of gardens’, and what not. Capital of the two states of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh is an independent union territory of India, and the name itself translates into ‘The Fort of Chandi’, which has been derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, near the city.
The city of Chandigarh was first planned city of post-independent India, and has been designed by world renowned architects including Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew, and Maxwell Fry.