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.

Poetry workshop conducted by Arundhathi Subramaniam

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Kala Ghoda Association Office


Arundhathi Subramaniam is a poet and writer on spirituality and culture. She has worked over the years as poetry editor, curator, and journalist on literature, classical dance and theatre. She divides her time between Bombay and a yoga centre in Coimbatore. Arundhathi is the author of three books of poems, most recently Where I Live: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, UK). 

Limited seating, to register for the workshop, email lit@kalaghodaassociation.com 

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Poetry Reading

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

A seclection of poems from the writing of Shomshuklla Das and Seema Kolhi read by author Amrita Chowdhury


Marathi Program

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

Release of 'Jastiche Nahi'. Originally 'Atirikta Nahin' by Vinod Kumar Shukla an important poet of contemporary Hindi literature, translated into Marathi by Prafulla Shiledar. Vasant Abaji Dahake, distinguished poet and literary critic in Marathi will release the book and will say a few words about the book.


Music in Bombay, 1930s-1960s: Sidharth Bhatia and Naresh Fernandes in conversation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Arbour

Naresh Fernandes is a journalist. He is the author of Taj Mahal Foxtrot: The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age and the co-editor with Jerry Pinto of an anthology titled Bombay Meri Jaan. Sidharth Bhatia has been in the media for over three decades, in India and abroad. A native of Bombay, he has written extensively on the city and on popular culture. He is currently finishing a book on the rock bands of India in the 1960s and 70s.

'The Wondrous Histories of Zippy the Chimp and Pedro the Ape Bomb'

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

A multi media presentation with readings, images, movie clips and sound with graphic novelist Rajesh Devraj and artist Meren Imchen, with poet and novelist Jerry Pinto

Neighbourhood and Mobility: Walking and Writing the Metropolis

8:45 pm - 9:45 pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

A conversation with Dr Vrinda Nabar, Kalpana Swaminathan and Mustansir Dalvi