January 20, 2021

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A glut of literature festivals in India?

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It is important to have such festivals around the country because it gives everyone access to such events, says R Sriram in Forbes India

The literature section of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival happened in 2005. [KGAF is an annual festival in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai.] I was asked by the organisers to curate it. KGAF was already in existence, but in public consciousness, it was more a street and performing arts fest. So we wanted the literature section to reflect that. It had to be accessible, open to all, multilingual (English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi among other languages), a hub of familiar as well as unfamiliar faces, a mix of modern and traditional authors.

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