Festival Inauguration followed by The Enduring Power Of Words.
Ian McEwan live in conversation with Anil Dharker.
From The Particular To The Universal.
Howard Jacobson in conversation with Karthika VK.
Books That Made Me A Writer.
A panel discussion with Ashwin Sanghi, Cauvery Madhavan, Ira Mukhoty, Taran Khan with Rehana Munir as the chair.
Form, technique, and language.
A straight talk by Lord Jeffrey Archer.
Join Award winning Gunai writer and Artist, Kirli Saunders as she reflects on her creative process and offers readings from her poetry and verse novel collections. Learn about the intersection of land and language, and understand the importance of connection with land and community.
Presentation to Javed Akhtar with a citation by Ashutosh Gowariker, followed by a reading of his poems; accompanied by Rakshanda Jalil; and a conversation with Anil Dharker.
Can there be light relief in dark times?
A panel discussion with Amitava Kumar, Gill Hornby, Moni Mohsin with Gauri Sinh as the chair.
The Thrill And Challenges Of Writing A First Book. A panel discussion with Deepa Anappara, Megha Majumdar, Sabin Iqbal and Deepanjana Pal as the chair.
Many pens tell one tale.
A panel discussion with Amish and Ravi Subramanian with Amrita Mahale as the chair.
Why Are Dark Themes So Attractive?
A panel discussion with Andrey Kurkoc, Markus Zusak, Milena Moser and Sonal Shah as the chair.
The life and literature of Martin Amis.
Martin Amis in conversation with Anil Dharker.
“A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth.
Presentation to Ruskin Bond followed by a conversation with Vishal Bharadwaj.
In the darkest of times, humanity shines through. A panel discussion between Emma Donoghue, Peter May, Shobhaa De and Roshan Ali as the chair.
A unique aural and visual experience as Shaun Tan’s wordless graphic novel is brought to life by an 11 member orchestra.
The launch of Rumi: A New Collection, followed by a discussion on why he is a poet for all humanity.
Farrukh Dhondy in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote and Arshia Sattar as the chair.
The many worlds of Robert Harris.
Robert Harris in conversation with Jonathan Gil Harris.
The many dimensions of Neil Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman in conversation with Jerry Pinto.
Presentation of literary awards in fiction, non-fiction and business categories.