Flights of Fancy
A fun-filled double bill for kids! Giti Chandra will read from The Fang of Summoning & Roopa Pai will share the adventures of the fantastic Taranauts Venue: Oxford Bookstore Time: 11.00 a.m. Partner: Hachette India
Migrations, Connections and Identities -
Performance, political history and migrant journeys Shailja Patel internationally acclaimed poet and performance artist will be in conversation with Prof. Saugata Bose Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs and Director of the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University. Dr. Minu Tharoor Prof. Liberal Arts Program New York University will moderate the discussion Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR Time: 4.30 p.m. Partner: Asia Society
An Evening in Karachi…
Pakistani Writers in Conversation Readings by Shehryar Fazli, Nighat Gandhi, Bina Shah & Anjum Katyal.
Sufiana Kalam by Parvati Kumari.
Guest of Honour Padmashri Pt. Vijay Kichlu. Venue: The Park Time: 7.00 p.m. Partners: Westland Ltd./Tranquebar Press
One Little Finger by Malini Chib The event will be introduced by Jayabrato Chatterjee & Varsha Hooja.
Chief Guest Dr. Sudha Kaul Trustee & Vice-Chairperson IICP. Venue: Apeejay Lawns Time: 11.00 a.m. Partner: Sage Publications
India: A Portrait by Patrick French The author will be in conversation with Rudrangshu Mukherjee. Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Cente, ICCR Time: 4.00 p.m. Partners: Penguin Books India and British Council
City as Muse
The’ imagined village’ and the’ known’ city With Manishankar Mukherjee, Syeda Imam, Zac Oyeah, Santosh Desai, Alexandra Buchler, Nandita Palchoudhuri. Moderator Bachi Karkaria. Venue: The Park Time: 7.00 p.m. Partner: British Council
Indian Youth in Search of a Hero
A Children’s Street Theatre Festival Participation by leading Kolkata schools.
Chief Guest Rudraprasad Sengupta eminent theatre personality, and Director, Nandikar Venue: Mohar Kunj Citizens Park Time: 10.30 a.m. Partner: Rajpal Publishing
"Nomadic Weaves to Thangka Painting: Arts of Ladakh A presentation by Monisha Ahmed Associate Editor, Marg and co-founder of the Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO).
Chief Guest Raghavendra Singh Principal Secretary Tourism, West Bengal.
Guest of Honour Ruby Palchoudhuri Director. Crafts Council of West Bengal. Venue: Oxford Bookstore Time: 11.30 a.m. Partners: Marg Foundation & Crafts Council of West Bengal
Our Films…Their Films Indian Cinema Then and Now A panel discussion with John Hood, Moinak Biswas, Nagesh Kukunoor, Nasreen Munni Kabir, Samit Basu, Suman Mukhopadhyay.
Moderator Dhritiman Chatterjee. Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR Time: 7.00 p.m. Partner: Orient Blackswan Publishers