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.

Gujarati Program

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

Poetry Reading in Gujarati: Dileep Jhaveri, Bharat Naik and Kamal Vora              

Writing about the Riots

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

Naresh Fernandes, Meena Menon, Vaibhav Purandare, Teesta Setelvad


Art & Icon: Devangana Desai in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Arbour


Dr. Devangana Desai, art historian, is author of Art and Icon –Essays on Early Indian Art, 2012, Khajuraho - Monumental Legacy, 2000 (13th impression, 2011), and several other seminal papers and books on Art History. She obtained her Ph.D. degree at the University of Bombay in 1970. 


Launch of International Gallerie - Burma Issue

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

Bina Sarkar Ellias,  Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma in conversation with Elise Foster

Bina Sarkar Ellias is founder, editor, designer and publisher of International Gallerie, an award-winning global arts and ideas publication from India. Committed to encouraging critical awareness and understanding of cultures as interpreted through the arts, she has been publishing for 16 years.

As poet and writer, she has been published in anthologies and online sites. She received a Fellowship in 2007 from the Asia Leadership Fellow Program and Japan Foundation for research and development of the project: Unity in Diversity.  Envisioning Community Building in Asia and Beyond, and the Times Group Yami Women Achiever’s award in 2008.


Marathi Program

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

Renowned actor-director Vijaya Mehata in conversation with Ambarish Mishra.

Vijaya Mehta (born 1934) is a noted Indian theatre and film director and also an actor in many films from the Parallel Cinema. She is most known for her acclaimed role in film Party (1984) and for her directorial ventures, Rao Saheb (1986) and Pestonjee (1988). As the founder member of theatre group, Rangayan, she became a leading figure in the Marathi experimental theatr of the 1960. She became a major figure in 60s Marathi experimental theatre. She is a founder member of theatre group, Rangayan with playwright Vijay Tendulkar, Arvind Deshpande and Shreeram Lagoo.
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