First edition of the Bhagyanagar Literary Festival scheduled from 4th to 6th June 2021. The Bhagyanagar Lit Fest is an attempt by Think India to revive the prominence of literature.
It seeks to bring eminent dignitaries and stalwarts on stage to provide a broader look into the contemporary socio-legal/political landscape and the role that the literary arts play in putting forward the missing pieces of the puzzle through their varied viewpoints and provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand. In addition, it aims to provide a learning experience for the audience by breathing life into “subjects” and topics that may otherwise seem lifeless.
BLF 2021 would be a grand lit fest as Union Ministers, Governor of AP/Telangana, would be its inaugural guest. Harper Collins, INDIC Academy, Garuda Prakashan would be its Financial Sponsor.
The confirmed speakers for different panels are Amish Tripathi, Makarand Paranjape, Sushil Pandit, Sunil Ambekar, Pallavi Joshi, Swati Goel Sharma, Tuhin Sinha, Sai Swaroopa Iyer, Abhinav Prakash, Deep Haldar, Prafulla Ketkar, Manoshi Sinha, Sahana Vijayakumar, Sanjeev Newar, Michel Danino, Abhinav Agarwal & Shivam Raghuvanshi. (Another 11 speakers, including Jayant Sinha, Abhijeet Iyer-Mitra, Sanjeev Sanyal, Baijayant Panda, Sambit Patra, Shefali Vaidya, are invited, and we will receive their confirmation shortly)
A Virtual Telugu Kavi Sammilan (Poet Meet) will be organized on 5th June, consisting of more than 15 eminent poets of the Telugu language across the globe. Pre Lit Fest Programs:-
- All India Creative Writing Workshop & Competition
- All India Debate Competition on current Literary Issue
- 3rd June- Publisher’s Meet (A discussion among representatives from Garuda Prakashan, Rupa Publication, Harper Collins, Bloomberg, Westland, Pan McMillan, Vani & INDICA Book Club)