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Date & Time

Saturday Sat, 22 Apr 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Prabha Khaitan Foundation is all set to celebrate “Aakhar Dakshin”, a literature festival on South Indian languages. It brings to you Konkani, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada authors. To be inaugurated by Chandrashekhara Kambara, the festival will feature many well-known authors like Damodar Mauzo, Perumal Murugan, K Satchidanandan, Prathibha Nandakumar, Vivek Shanbhag, KR Meera, Vasudhendra, Kannan Sundaram, Deepa Ganesh, Purnima Tammireddy etc. The moderators include Stanley Carvalho, Karthik Venkatesh, Ajitha GS, Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran and Subodh Sankar and the festival features poetry readings by Mamta Sagar, Ramesh Karthik Nayak, and Syam Sudhakar. With Kannada folk songs by Urban Folk Project, and a dance performance by Shinjini Kulkarni and Yamini Reddy, the festival is curated by Shinie Antony.

Event Schedule:
10 am – 10:30 am | Inauguration | Chandrashekhara Kambara

10:30 am – 11 am | Songs of My Ancestors | Performance by Urban Folk Project (Shilpa Mudbi with Prajna Beleyur, Poornima Kumar, Seethal Sharma)

11 am – 12 noon | Mogacho Mauzo | Damodar Mauzo with Stanley Carvalho

12 pm – 12:15 pm | Poetry reading | Mamta Sagar (Kannada)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm | Born-again Writer | Perumal Murugan with Subodh Sankar

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm | Tiruppugazh & Tiruppavai | Rendition by Karuna Sivasailam (Tamil)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Damsel No Longer in Distress | KR Meera with Ajitha GS and Karthik Venkatesh

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Poetry reading | Prathibha Nandakumar (Kannada)

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm | How a Story Begins | Vivek Shanbhag with Deepa Ganesh

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm | Poetry reading | Ramesh Karthik Nayak (Telugu)

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm | The Language of Translation | K Satchidanandan, Kannan Sundaram, Prathibha Nandakumar, Vasudhendra with Subodh Sankar

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm | Poetry reading | Syam Sudhakar (Malayalam)

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm | Publishing in the South | Deepa Ganesh, Kannan Sundaram, Syam Sudhakar, Purnima Tammireddy with Vasudhendra

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | When the Poet Writes | K Satchidanandan with Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Dance performance | Shinjini Kulkarni and Yamini Reddy

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