Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

Third Edition of Kalinga Literary Festival 2016 Announced

KLF-Logo-01– Literati’s from all over the world to be in Bhubaneswar from 18th- 19th June at KLF
– Mayfair Hotel in Bhubaneshwar turns out as a common platform for art and literature enthusiast
New Delhi, 1st June 2016: Around 100 celebrities from the world of literature, cinema, media and politics will assemble in the temple city of Odisha to deliberate on the theme of ‘Literature and Democracy’ at the Kalinga Literature Festival. Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) has emerged as the biggest literary platform in the Eastern part of India attracting both experienced and young litterateurs. Bigger than ever before the third edition of the festival will bring nationally and internationally acclaimed names to one platform to discuss, debate and explore commonalities in the diverse voices in literature and democracy.
The festival will be inaugurated by Union Ministers led by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Dr. Mahesh Sharma and Shri Babul Supriyo and Odisha Government Minister Shri Debi Prasad Mishra. Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Rajya Sabha MP will be the Key Note Speaker.
The two-day festival will cover several dimensions of the interconnections between literature and democracy. The key sessions will be on topics like dialogue, development and democratic spirit in literature, a literary journey of Kalinga, governance in Odia language, youth, women, media, sports, folk and regional literature etc. 15 new books will be launched during the two days festival.
Leading names like Amiya Bhusan Tripathi, Amrendra Khatua, Anil Dey, Anustup Nayak, Arif Mohd. Khan, Arun Rath, Arundhati Subramaniam, Asit Mohanty, Baishnab Parida, Bhabani Mohanty, Bibhuti Pattnaik, Bijaya Kumar Rath, Charudutta Panigrahi, Chittaranjan Jena, Deba Prasad Dash, Debasis Panigrahi, Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, Debajani Mohanty Rastogi, Dinanath Pathy, Durga Panda, Gourhari Das, Haldhar Nag, Haraprasad Dash, Jayanta Mohapatra, JP Dash, Kedar Mishra, Mahesh Sahoo, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Mridula Garg , Mrinal Chaterjee, Nandini Sahoo, Paramita Satapathy, Piyush Mishra, Pooja Bhatt, Praduymna Satpathy, Pratibha Ray, Purushottam Agrawal, Rahul Pandita, Rajendra P Gupta , Ramakanta Rath, Sachidananda Mohanty, Sameer, Sangram Lahiry, Sankar Parida, Santosh Mohanty, Saroj Mishra, Satyabrata Rout, Satyanand Nirupam, Seema Biswas, Sitakanta Mohapatra, Subhransu Panda, SujitMohapatra, T.K Chand, Uma Basudev, Vineet Kumar and YashPattnaik etc. For Schedule and Online Registration please visit: http://www.kalingaliteraryfest.com/
Mr. Kamala Kanta Dash, Convener of KLF, believes that “Indian literature is rich in diversity of colour and human experiences. KLF has also been a platform to explore Odisha’s rich variety of literature and human experience”.
Announcing the festival, Founder Rashmi Ranjan Parida said “KLF 2016 promises to be the biggest platform and will be a best blend of Odia literature and its interconnection with national and global literature.”
Chief Convener Shri Sangram Dhar said “We are happy that in three years KLF has gone global. We have been able to attract diverse voices from all over India.”

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