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.

Detective Writing Workshop with Zac O’Yeah

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


Zac O’Yeah worked in the theatre and music business in Sweden until he retired early, at the age of 25, to come to India. He has published twelve books ranging from bestselling crime fiction to history and travelogue, and translated Indian literature into Swedish. Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan (2010) and Mr. Majestic! The Tout of Bengaluru (2012) have been published by Hachette India. For more information log on to www.zacoyeah.com


Marathi Program

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

Sahitya Ani Chitrapat

Participants : 

Chandrakant Kulkarni: is a Marathi theatre and film director, script writer and actor. He is known for his works of directing the plays Wada Chirebandi, Dhyanimani, Gandhi Virudh Gandhi and most recently the remake of Hamidabaichi Kothi. He has also directed the acclaimed films Bindhaast (1999) and Tukaram (2012)

Prashant Dalvi: Is a well known marathi actor who has participated in several plays, monologues and films.

Girish Kulkarni: is a National Award winning Indian film actor, writer, and producer. He is known for Marathi films such as Valu (The Wild Bull), Vihir (The Well) and Deool

Rajeev Patil: Has won six national awards for Marathi film JOGWA and is director of Pangira, Sanai Choughade.  Producer and director of  Savarkhed Ek Goan and Blind Game

Ravi Jadhav: Over the years Ravi has honed his skills as a graphic designer and copy writer and has won many awards and accolades for his clutter breaking advertising work. His directorial debut film Natarang (2010) went on to win the prestigious National Award from the Government of India for best Marathi film. Natarang has been ‘invited’ to several international film festivals worldwide like Indisches Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany, Gothenburg and the New York film festival. In fact the Munich Film Festival opened with Natarang as the opening film – a rare honor for an Indian film. Balgandharva is his second feature film.


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Sharada Dwivedi Commemorative Lecture: Lakshmi Subramaniam in conversation with Kaiwan Mehta

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

Professor Lakshmi Subramanian, Currently professor in History and Dean (Academic affairs) at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Has taught in all major universities in India and abroad and has had a distingusihed research career. Her interests include the history of colonial Bombay and the Indian Ocean and the cultural history of modern India.


New Voices from New Locations

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Arbour

A panel with Ashlesha Athavale, Sidharth Laxman Pardhe, Amin Sheikh, Vibha Kamat and Vikram Doctor


Panel discussion on Equity, Solidarity and Justice

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

Rudolf C. Heredia’s interests include issues related to religion, education, and globalization. He has also published in various journals like the Economic and Political Weekly, Contributions to Indian Sociology, New Frontiers in Education and Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, as also in national newspapers like the Times of India, The Hindu and the India Express. Ananya Vajpeyi's book, Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India was published by Harvard University Press in September 2012, and won the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize 2011-12 for the best first manuscript by an HUP author. She is with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, and in 2012-13 she is a Senior Fellow with the American Institute of Indian Studies. She was born in New Delhi and lives there now. She is working, next, on a biography of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. 


Crime Writing

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

A panel discussion between Meenal Bagel and Hussain Zaidi moderated by Nandini Ramnath