Kala ghoda Art Festival 2013


The Book of Changes

"Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree" - Ezra Pound

They say literature feeds the curiosity of the soul and sets the mind on newer adventures. This year at KalaGhoda Arts Festival come and be a part of book launches, discussions and poetry sessions. Get inspired at the panel discussions and participate in workshops and quizzes.

Our thematic for the 2013 festival is 'THE BOOK OF CHANGES'.  We look forward to seeing you at David Sasoon Library and Kitab Khana where we will host several children's workshops.

We sincerely thank Arbour Research Initiatives in Architecture , ATE Enterprises , Asmita Mohite, Kamal Vora, Naresh Fernandes, Jerry Pinto, Supriya Nair, Nancy Adajania, Harsha Bhatkal, Amrita Chowdhury,Parinita Shetty, Sonali Jain, Sangeeta Bhansali, Kitab Khana and Amrita Somaiya and Hena Kapadia for their support and collaboration.

All programs listed on this website were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Vivek Dehejia & Rupa Subramanya

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

Vivek Dehejia is an economics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times, India Ink, and a frequent commentator both in print and on TV in India. His co-author on Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India, Rupa Subramanya is an economics journalist. She writes ‘Economics Journal’, a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal India. 

The Epic in the Contemporary

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

A conversation with Arshia Sattar and Imran Ali Khan moderated by Indira Chandrasekhar

Zareer Masani, in conversation with Kalpana Sharma.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

Dr Zareer Masani has an Oxford D. Phil. in Modern History (with a thesis on Indian nationalism) and is the author of three very successful historical books on India: Indira Gandhi: A Biography (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975); Indian Tales of the Raj (BBC, 1987); and India From Raj to Rajiv (BBC, 1988, with Mark Tully). He is the son of the late politician Minoo Masani and grandson of the eminent historian and educationist, Sir Rustom Masani. His family memoir, And All Is Said, was published last year to wide critical acclaim. In this discussion, he will speak about his latest book, just published by Random House India. It is a biography of Lord Macaulay, the 19th century statesman and historian, reclaiming him as the pioneer of India's modernisation.


Fictive Mumbai/Bombay

8:15 pm - 9:15 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

A conversation with Avan Jesia, Piyush Jha and Altaf Tyrewala on their recent books about the city.