Friday, December 14, 2012

Spectacular book show at the Bangalore Book Festival

After the Bangalore Literature Festival, the festivities continue with the same fervour and zest with the Bangalore Book Festival. This 10-day books extravaganza is being celebrated along with the Sahityotsava which aims at promoting Book culture and reading habits among the young generation.

While the Bangalore Book Festival is being held for 10 days, the Sahityotsava will be held for 3 days and will host prominent authors. The Sahityotsava as well as the Bangalore Book Festival will see books and literature from different states and different languages in India come together for a grand display.

Don’t forget to visit our Pratham Books stall there. Our stall number is 242 at Tripuravasini, Palace grounds, Bangalore.


The Schedule for the event is as follows:

Day-1: 14th December, 4.00 pm
Inauguration and Presidential address by: Prof. Chandrashekara Kambara, President of Advisory Committee - Bengaluru Sahityotsava

Day-2: 15th December 2012
Session 1: 10 to 11.30 am - Promotion of Inter Literature Understanding.
Participating Writers:

1. Dr. Rajendra Chenni - Kannada
2. Dr. Su Venkateshan - Tamil
3. Dr. Siddalinga Pattanashetty - Kannada
4. Sri. M. P. Veerendrakumar – Malayalam
Moderator: Sri. Sugatha S. Raju

Session 2: 12 noon to 1.30 pm- Writers and Contemporary Issues
Participating Writers:

1. Sri. Anandan - Malayalam
2. Sri. Devanur Mahadeva - Kannada
3. Dr. Samala Sadashiva - Telugu
4. Dr. Bargur Ramachandrappa -Kannada
Moderator: Dr. Natraj Huliyar

Session 3: 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm - Book Talk and Dialogue with Writers
Participating Writers:

1. Dr. Girish Karnad - Kannada
2. Su. Kandaswamy - Tamil
3. Dr. C. Narayana Reddy – Telugu


Session 4: 4.30 pm to 6 pm - Book Talk and Dialogue with Writers
Participating Writers :

1. Dr. S. L. Byrappa - Kannada
2. Sri. M. T. Vasudevan Nair - Malayalam
3. Sri. Sithakantha Mahapatra – Oriya

Day-3 : 16th December 2012
Session 1: 10 am to 11.30 am - Freedom of Expression and Social Harmony
Participant Writers:

1. Smt. Chitra Mudugal - Hindi
2. Prof. C. N. Ramachandran - Kannada
3. Prof. H. S. Raghavedra Rao -
4. Dr. Ramakanth Rath - Oriya
Moderator: Dr. K. E. Radhakrishna

Session 2: 12 noon to 1.30 pm - Writers and Inter-Linguistic issues
Participant Writers:

1. Dr. L. Hanumanthaiah - Kannada
2. Dr. M. Mukundan - Malayalam
3. Dr. Hampa Nagarajiah - Kannada
4. Sri. Sayad saleem - Telugu
Moderator: Sri. O. L. Nagabushana Swamy

Session 3: 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm - Poets Meet and Recital of Poetry
Participating Poets:

Dr. Viswanath Prasad Tiwari – ( Presiding)
1. Sri. Sachidanandan - Malayalam
2. Dr. Siddalingaiah - Kannada
3. Sri. Nagesh Karmali - Konkani
4. Amrutha Somashekar - Tulu
5. Sri. Utpala Sathyanarayanacharya - Telugu
6. Smt. Vanitha - Punjabi
7. Sri. Kailash Vajpeyee - Hindi
8. Sri. Amar Somoy Alpa - Bengali
9. Sri. Khaleel Mamoon - Urdu
10. Prof. S G Siddaramiah
11. Sri. Srihari - Gujarati
12. Sri. Sowbhagyakumar Mishra - Oriya
13. Sri,Vairamuttu - Tamil
14. Sri. Chandrakanth Patil - Marathi
15. Sri. Chandraprakash Deval - Rajasthani
16. Dr. K. S. Nisar Ahamad - Kannada.
17. Dr.Chennaveera Kanavi - Kannada
18. Smt. Harish Minashru - Gujarati
19. Smt. H. L. Pushpa - Kannada
20. Dr. Ajaikumar Singh - Kannada.

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