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The 14th version of Hyderabad Literary Pageant goes larger and past literature


The main target through the three-day occasion might be on literature, poetry, artwork, and tradition.
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The Hyderabad Literary Pageant (HLF), which has emerged as one of many greatest cultural occasions within the metropolis over the previous 14 years, is anticipated to go larger and past literature for its 14th version to be held between January 26-28 at Sattva Data Metropolis in Hitech Metropolis.

The three-day occasion has a lineup of 15 completely different streams throughout topics: Literature, Storytelling, Meet My Guide, Tradition, Indigenous and Endangered Languages, Kaavya Dhaara, Interlude, Shifting Pictures, Nanha Nukkad, Youngistaan Nukkad, Local weather Conversations, Science and The Metropolis, Stage Talks, Workshops, and Exhibitions.

Moreover the standard give attention to literature, poetry, artwork, and tradition, this yr’s schedule could have conversations round science and local weather, together with STEM cubicles, cellular science exhibitions, workshops. Talks by scientists, science journalists, and science fiction authors might be organised – in sync with the brand new venue of Sattva Data Metropolis, which is a enterprise park and futuristic hub for know-how and science within the metropolis. 

Organisers inform that with a purpose to accommodate an estimated crowd of round 40,000 individuals and comfortably host the expansive vary of occasions, the venue has been shifted to a bigger house, shifting base from staple places corresponding to Vidyaranya Excessive Faculty, Hyderabad Public Faculty (HPS), and Lamakaan, amongst others.

Following the United Nations’ declaration of the present decade because the ‘Worldwide Decade of Indigenous Languages’, the pageant will host talks corresponding to ‘Vanishing Voices of the Andamans’ by linguist Anvita Abbi; ‘Articulating Adivasi Voices’ by Adivasi poet and activist Jacinta Kerketta and journalist Nidhi Dugar Kundalia; ‘One Life in Two Languages: President Murmu in Santali and English’ by  Santali writer Damayanti Beshra and journalist Kasturi Ray; multilingual readings by Gond artists Durgabhai Vyam and Subhas Vyam, Santhali author Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, and a number of other others.

Whereas over 200 audio system, visitors, and performers will grace the pageant, Odia literature has been chosen because the ‘Indian Language in Focus’ with panels together with quite a lot of Odia authors and personalities; Norway has been designated because the ‘Nation in Focus’ with Norwegian writer Marta Breen delivering a chat. 

The Ajay Gandhi Memorial Valedictory lecture might be delivered by Shashi Tharoor; Ajay Gandhi performed a key position in shaping the literature pageant and handed away in 2021. Some important audio system embody Javed Akhtar, Aakar Patel, Prahlad Kakar, and Mukund Padmanabhan, amongst others. 

“HLF caters to everybody from all age teams, from youngsters to adults. This yr, we’re going past our major give attention to literature, tradition, and artwork to offer house to cinema, science, linguistics, and extra. The 14th version goals to be numerous and inclusive” says Vijay Kumar, director of HLF.

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