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 

October 6th, 2019 at 12 noon

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

Canvas Reflection

October 6th, 2019 at 12 noon

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

The Tides of their Poem

October 6th, 2019 at 1 pm

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

Living Museums

October 6th, 2019 at 1 pm

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. 

Midnight’s Children and Beyond

October 6th, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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

From the Sacred to the Profane

October 6th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

There are No Margins

October 6th, 2019 at 2 pm

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

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

October 6th, 2019 at 3 pm

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

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

October 6th, 2019 at 4 pm

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

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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