Tenth Kalinga Lit Fest To Feature 300 Speakers
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The 10th edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) with the theme ‘Legends of Ancient Bharat and Beyond: Inspiring Lived Experience in the 21st Century’, will be held in Bhubaneswar from February 9 to 11, 2024.
Three hundred speakers including poets, authors, musicians, artistes, and performers will be part of the occasion.
Diverse themes including celebrating the intricate relationships between literature and liberty, the ethos of a republic, the kaleidoscope of cultural diversity, and the pillars of social equity will be dwelled upon.
The discussions will explore the roles of citizen engagement, the impact of cinema, the vitality of sports, the importance of ethics, the face of discrimination, the narratives of revolutions, and the pathways to peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and harmony.
Participants include Bibek Debroy, Amish Tripathi, Sandeep Bamzai, Sitakanta Mohapatra, Pratibha Ray, Ramakanta Rath, Paramita Satapathy, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Uday Prakash, K.R Meera, Yatindra Mishra, Hindol Sengupta, Milee Ashwarya, Milee Ashwarya, Yatish Kumar, Yashpal Sharma, Maria Goretti, Koral Dashgupta, Nila Madhab Panda, among many others.
Over 30 new literary works and scholarly monographs will also be unveiled during the festival.
A ‘Mystic Walk’ and ‘Mystic Mic’ will also be organized. The festival extends into the visual realm with the Kalinga Art Festival, a consecrated space where artists are invited to commune with the festival’s ethos, showcasing their work in alignment with the central theme.
“The theme of the festival is particularly poignant as India emerges as a pivotal global power,” said Rashmi Ranjan Parida, the founder director of KLF.