Three-Day Bhubaneswar Literary Meet Begins Today

Bhubaneswar: Lord Meghanad Desai and Perumal Murugan will inaugurated the fifth edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet 2020 at Xavier Institute of Management here on Friday.


4.20pm: Trump, Brexit and India: Making sense of the world at the start of a
new decade: Meghnad Desai’s keynote address. Followed by conversation
with Ajoy Bose.
5.20pm: Basanti:AnantMahapatra, Himansu Mohapatra and Malabika Ray
discuss the collaborative novel and its translation. In conversation with
Chandrahas Choudhury
6.10pm: Gandhi and the philosophy of inclusion: SN Sahu, Prakash Sarangi. In
conversation with Jatindra Nayak
7.00pm: Is ZamaneKaIshq, Us ZamaneKeNaghme: Duo SourendraMullick and
Soumyajit Das collaborate with YouTube sensation and spoken word
performer Priya Malik, to speak of how love is still the greatest muse.


11.00am: The Birds of Odisha: Bikram Grewal on the state’s avian riches. In
conversation with Panchami Manoo Ukil
11.50am: Perumal Murugan –A Life in Letters: Perumal Murugan and his
translator Nandini Murali speak about his works and his first non-fiction work,
Amma. In conversation with Malavika Banerjee
12.40pm: The Honest Boswell: Ajoy Bose and Ruben Banerjee about the
challenge of writing an honest biography. In conversation with Jatindra Nayak.
2.15pm: Sridevi: KhwabonkiShahzadi: The Odisha launch of Satyarth Nayak’s
book, Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess. Followed by a conversation with
Shantanu Roy Chaudhuri
3.10pm: Manto& I: Nandita Das on her personal and cinematic journey with
the incredible Saadat Hasan Manto. In conversation with Namita Devidayal
4.00pm: Watching a Poem: Priya Malik and Rosie Garland on the writer as
performer. Readings, recitations and discussion. In conversation with Sukanya
4.50pm: The Golden Breath: Pandit HariprasadChaurasia on his life, his music
and memories. Memoirist Sathya Saran and maestro in conversation with
Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri
5.40pm: The Rhymes they’re a changing: Sitakant Mahapatra, Anant
Mahapatra, Subodh Patnaik and Sucheta Mishra on changing rhymes and
muses that morph. In conversation with Gourahari Das. (Odia Session)
7.15 pm: Kusoor (The Mistake): A play by Amol Palekar adapted from Den
Skyldige by Gustav Moller and Emil N Andersen. Written by Sandhya Gokhale.
(Venue Rabindra Mandap)


11.15am: Launch of Odia edition of Chandrahas Choudhury’s book, Arzee the
Dwarf, translated by Sindhubala Choudhury. The author and translator in
conversation with Manu Dash. (Odia Session)
12.20pm: The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan: Namita Devidayal speaks of the
sitar maestro’s life and music. In conversation with SumanyuSatpathy.
2.00pm: Book Bonanza: Surprise gifts for audience present.
2.30pm: Crimes of the Heart – BachiKarkaria and H Hussain Zaidi discuss
murder cases that captured the nation’s attention. In conversation with
Sampad Patnaik.
3.10pm: The Asuras and Us: Anand Neelakantan on how modern readers
resonate with the grey characters of the epics. In conversation with
4.10pm: Poetry Interlude: Gayatribala Panda and Manu Dash (Odia Session)
4.50pm: Sarojini’s Mother: Kunal Basu talks about his book to Chandrahas
5.40pm: No Country for Women: Paramita Satpathy, Gayatribala Panda and
Tanaya Patnaik. In conversation with Gourahari Das
6.45pm: Stand-Up by Biswa Kalyan Rath

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