SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE AND ART FESTIVAL

OCT 6 - 13, 2019

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA

Special Evening with Anurag Kashyap, acclaimed director and scriptwriter 
Oct 18th, 8 pm - 10 pm

Program subject to change

Subcontinent's Children 

Award-winning author Naheed Senzai with Mitali Perkins, author of several young readers books. Moderated by Sadaf Siddique, founder of  KitaabWorld.

October 6th, 2019 at 12 noon

Canvas Reflection

One of the foremost contemporary feminist artists, Rekha Rodwittya, in conversation with Dr.Prajit Dutta of Aicon Gallery NY.

October 6th, 2019 at 12 noon

The Tides of their Poem

Athena Kashya and Tanuja Wakefiled, reputed poets of the bay area. Moderated by Ritu Marwah

October 6th, 2019 at 1 pm

Living Museums

Robert Mintz, Deputy Director of the Asian Art Museum and Abhishek Poddar, founder and trustee of the Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore, India. Moderated by Priyanka Mathew of Sunderland Gallery. 

October 6th, 2019 at 1 pm

Midnight’s Children and Beyond

Highly acclaimed authors of the South Asian diaspora - Shanthi Sekaran & Nayomi Munaweera. Moderated by Moazzam Sheikh

October 6th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

From the Sacred to the Profane

Varun Grover (scriptwriter), Vikramaditya Motwane (director, producer) and Vikram Chandra (author) - the men behind "Sacred Games"

October 6th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

There are No Margins

Writer, performer, poet, and queer activist Minal Hajratwala &  author Siddharth Dube. Moderated by Prof Harsha Ram

October 6th, 2019 at 2 pm

India's Hidden Stories, from WW2 to the WhatsApp Election

Raghu Karnad Indian journalist and writer and recipient of Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction, in conversation with Jonathan Curiel an award-winning writer and journalist in San Francisco

October 6th, 2019 at 3 pm

Confluences: Cinema Poetry and Art. An elaborate Encounter with Deepti Naval

Moderated by Prof. Harsha Ram of the University of California Berkeley

October 6th, 2019 at 4 pm

Entertainment

Local dance schools bring the grounds alive with beautiful dances from the Sub Continent

Discussions

Meet writers and artists from South Asia. Discover the power of dialogue and discussion

Marketplace

Discover products and flavours of South Asia through a variety of products and food trucks

Family Fun

Hands on craft, Rangoli, face-painting. Participate in the biggest mural of thought.

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