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.

Workshop on Architecture & Heritage Writing with Kaiwan Mehta

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

Kaiwan Mehta is an Architect and Urban Researcher, who has authored a book on Mumbai, "Alice in Bhuleshwar." He is a founding director of Arbour, Research Initiatives in Architecture and Managing Editor of Domus Magazine. 

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


Sharmistha Mohanty in Conversation with Adil Jussawalla

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

Sharmistha Mohanty is the author of two novels, Book One and New Life, as well as Broken Nest and Other Stories, a translation of Tagore’s fiction. She is founder-editor of Almost Island. Mohanty will be reading from her new book of fiction, Five Movements in Praise, and talking to Jussawalla about her work


The Role of the Literary Journal

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


A conversation with Anil Dharker, Chandrahas Chaudhury, Madhu Jain, Ramdas Bhatkal, Kamal Vora


Archeology and Writing

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Arbour

In discussion with Abha Lambah and Virchand Dharamsey. 


Kashmir: Rahul Pandita & Ranjit Hoskote

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


Rahul Pandita is the author of the bestselling Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India’s Maoist Movement, and the co-author of the critically acclaimed The Absent State. He has extensively reported from war zones, including Iraq and Sri Lanka, and Kashmir and Bastar in India. In 2010, he received the International Red Cross Award for conflict reporting. Rahul was born in the Kashmir valley. At the age of fourteen, in 1990, his family was forced into exile, like thousands of others, by Islamic extremists. He lives in a Delhi suburb, and works as associate editor with Open magazine.


Aspi Mistry: A Presentation on Sufi Poetry

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

Aspi Mistry is the Coordinator and founder member of the Dharma Rain Centre for Buddhist Studies. A poetry lover and a practicing Buddhist interested in all spiritual traditions, he is a Free Tibet and human rights activist, who likes to say, with apologies to Shantideva, “May I be a thorn in the sides of those who desperately need a thorn in their sides…”Since graduating from St. Xavier's College, Bombay in 1973, he has been professionally involved in social work and development, organisation-building, mass media, communications and information technology.