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

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

Naushil Mehta: An evening with a Gujarati Playwright

Ashok Vajpeyi

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

Ashok Vajpeyi, a distinguished Hindi poet, critic, editor, and cultural administrator, has been a senior civil servant in culture and the arts. He was the first Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Government of India. He has won two prestigious national awards for poetry, namely the Sahitya Akademi Award and Dayavati Modi Kavi Shekhar Samman in 1994. He is the author of many books of poetry, including: Shahar Ab Bhi Sambhavna HaiEk Patang Anant MeinAgar Itne Se, TatpurushKahin Nahin VahinGhaas Mein Dubaka AkashTinka TinkaBahuri AkelaThodi Si Jagah, Viviksha, among others. His books of critical essays include: Philhal, and Samay Se Bahar. His poems have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi.


Dastangoi Performance

7:00 pm - 9:00pm at David Sassoon Library Gardens

Dastangoi is the lost artform of storytelling. Mahmood Farooqui, an actor and a writer based in Delhi, revived this art form. Together with Danish Husain and Anusha Rizvi, he is putting this artform back on the performing arts' map.