Kochi International Book Festival

To Welcome Thousands of Book Lovers Coming for Celebrating the Word

Kochi Literature Festival 2017

Programmes

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Inaugural Session Participants
  • Welcome : Adv.M.Sasisankar, Festival Director
  • Chair : Smt.Sreekumari Ramachandran, Vice Chairperson,KLF
  • Smt. Volga, (P.Lalithakumari), Telugu writer
  • Smt.Bharati Shivaji
  • Sri.Prabha varma
  • Smt.O.V.Usha
  • Vote of thanks : Sri.Anand Subramani

Author Interactions / Celebrity
  • Largest Lit Fest in Kerala
  • 300 Speakers, Writers, Thinkers, Celebrities.
  • Special focus on Indian language writers
  • Promotion of Emerging Writers
  • Author Interactions, Panel Discussions, Talks, Seminars
  • National Writer's Meet
  • Interaction with Celebrity Readers
  • Children's Litfest
  • Simultaneous Programmes in Different Venues

National writer's meet

Writers from 12 Indian languages participate in a two day programme


Panel Discussions

Re telling and re interpreting Indian Puranas and Ithihasas: Anand Neelakantan, Dr.Sunil.P.Elayidam, R.Presannakumar,Sri.Kavalam Sasikumar

എം.കെ.ഹരികുമാറിന്റെ സിദ്ധാന്തങ്ങള്‍. – ‘Theories of Sri.M.K.Harikumar’- Discussion Sri.Ponnyam Raveendran, Artist Gayathri, Sri.M.k.Harikumar

‘Panel discussion on translation” – Sri.A.Sethumadhavan, Novelist, Dr.R.K.jayasree, Ms.Prema Jayakumar


Seminar

Indian Council for Philosophical Research – Seminar on “Need and Relevance of Philosophical Books“

Inauguration : Prof. Rajaneesh Kumar Shukla, Member Secretary ICPR

Key Note Address : Dr. K.S. Radhakrishnan (Former Chairman KPSC)

Chair : Sri. Sudheer Babu

Paper Presentation

Dr. Sreegith T G , Asst. Professor ,Sanskrit , KSMDB College Sasthamkotta

Dr. M V Natesan , Sanskrit University

“ Children’s literature and Indian Darshanas” – Discussion BY EMERGING WRITE Organised by Nanma Vicharavedi

Talk

Sri.Kalamandalam Gopi on Kathakali

Smt. Bharati Shivaji on ‘Aesthetics of Mohiniyattam’

Dr.C.M.Neelakantan on 'Natyashastra and Koodiyattam’

Dr.Jayasree Rajagopalan on 'Nritha Karanas of Natyashastra

Dr.Edanad Rajan Nambiar on ‘oral literary traditions of kerala’

Adv.P.S.Sreedharan Pilla on ‘How a successful lawyer cum politician can be an author of 90 books’


Book Launch

ഒറിയ കഥകള്‍ - Dr ആര്‍സു

ഈശ്വരന്‍ സാക്ഷി - ശ്രി.സുരേഷ് വടക്കകം

ഭാഗവത കഥാരത്നങ്ങള്‍ - ശ്രി. വെണ്മണി വിഷ്ണു.

അരുകു ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ കാണാക്കാഴ്ചകള്‍ - ശ്രി.എസ്.രാമനുണ്ണി

ഹിമാലയ സാനുക്കളിലൂടെ- ശ്രീമതി.ഉമ രവി രാജാ

ഇസ്രയേല്‍- അതിജീവനത്തിന്റെ അഗ്നിനാളങ്ങള്‍-ശ്രീ.വെന്നല മോഹന്‍.

പുരാണത്തിലെ പൂര്‍വ ജന്മ കഥകള്‍ - ശ്രി.എസ്.രാമനുണ്ണി

Audio Book Release- അയ്മനം രവീന്ദ്രന്റെ സി.ഡി.പ്രകാശനം .21 ആം നൂറ്റാണ്ടിന്റെ ഇതിഹാസമെന്ന ഖണ്ഡകാവ്യം

“ Nair told and untold” Short stories by Sri.Mohan Nair. Published by Olive Books


Awards
Balamani Amma Award Presentation Participants

Welcome : Sri. E.M. Haridas, General Secretary, KIBF

Award presentation : Sri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Award winner : Sri.K.L.Mohana Varma

Sri.S.Ramesan Nair

Dr.Sulochana Nalappatt

Vote of Thanks : Prof.C.N.Ratnam

Cultural Programmes

Dance by Dharani School of Performing Arts

KOODIYATTAM by Kerala Kalamandalam

Dance by smt.Smitha Rajan

Dance by Malavika Sunil, Anagha.B.Vijay, Veni.V.Sunil

'Mangalam Kali' Tribal Dance

Nangyar Koothu, by Kalamandalam Athira


PRE-LITFEST PROGRAMMES at BOOK FEST VENUE

1ST TO 5TH DECEMBER

Deendayal Upadhyaya Birth Centenary celebrations and 50 years of INTEGRAL HUMANISM – SEMINAR

Sri.Sathyapal Singh, Hon. Minister for State for HRD(Hr.Edn)

Sri.O.Rajagopal, MLA, Sri.J.Nandakumar, National Co ordinator, Prajna Pravah , Adv.P.J.Thomas,

Sri. Vasanth Pandit, Chair : Dr.U.Krishnakumar, Director, Amrita School of Arts and Science,

Dr.C.I.Issac, Member, ICHR

SEMINAR- “CONTRIBUTIONS OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES TO INDIAN LITERATURE”

Sri. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Hon.Min of State ( I/C), Minority Affairs

Sri. George Kurian,Vice Chairman,National Commission for Minorities, Prof.M.Thomas Mathew,

Sri.O.M.Karuvarakkundu,Sri. M.V.Benny, Sri.R.Gopalakrishnan, Ex Secretary, Kerala Sahithya Academy

“Madhuram Damodaram” 40 years of Lyrical journey- Tributes to

Sri.R.K.Damodaran – Discussion on ‘Film lyrics- Then and now’

Sri.Unni Menon, Singer,Sri.R.K.Damodaran,Sri.T.S.Radhakrishnan and others

Malayalam Writers Meet- 60 malayalam writers meet and interact.

Cartoonist's Meet

BIRTH CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF GAJANAN MADHAV MUKTI BODH, Celebrated Hindi writer