Celebrating Literary

Aesthetics


A good piece of Literature is crafted with emotional flavours that are relished by sensitive readers. The event brings out those flavours amidst a lively audience and glorious setting of Sukhna Lake.


Bringing Alive

The Navrasas


The event area is divided into 9 different zones and a grand stage. Each dedicated to a rasa. As per Indian aesthetics, each rasa has a colour and theme representing it.

The Written Word


The Quick Word: Submissions of Ul Short Stories around a chosen theme, Whatsapp /Messenger/ Social and Radio Entries. Media Limit 100 words.


The Quip: Reviewing a book in a line borrowing phrases from other works.



The Magical

World of Words


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.

LITERATI 2014

Literati 2014 is a signature event of Chandigarh Literary Society and one of the biggest LitFest of the northern region that brings together the authors, publishers, academicians, students, and budding writers on a single platform for exchange of ideas. LITERATI 2014, this year, Celebrates the Literary Aesthetics through the Navrasas. More

Message from

The Festival Director


An aesthetic space calls for an aesthetic presentation of literature. Every piece of literature is crafted with emotional flavours that are relished by sensitive readers.

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PARTICIPATING

AUTHORS


A galaxy of celebrated authors from around the country are participating in this three-days Literati 2014.



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Sponsors

Highlights

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

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.

Cultural

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.

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So finally Chandigarh Literati 2014 is here ! check the official website for more details.
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The registration for volunteer applicants for #literati2014 are open now
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Literati 2014,7, 8, 9 November 2014 at the Lake Club, Chandigarh