Bhubaneswar: The Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet 2020 will begin here at XIMB premises from Janauary 10.
The three-day lit-fest will be inaugurated by Meghnad Desai and Perumal Murugan. The inauguration ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion on Trump, Brexit and India. Meghnad will delivere the keynote address on the theme making sense of the world at the start of a new decade. He will be engaged in a conversation with Ajoy Bose.
Ananta Mohapatra, Himansu Mohapatra and Malabika Roy will discuss the collaborative novel and its translations. Chandrahas Choudhury will moderate the session.
Jatindra Nayak will engage SN Sahu and Prakash C. Sarangi in a conversation on Gandhi and Inclusion.
You Tube sensation Priya Malik will be joined by duo Dourendra Mullick, Soumyajit Das to speak of how love is still the greatest muse- Is Zamne Ka Ishq, Us Zamane Ke Naghme -in the closing session of the day-.
The Day2 will begin with Bikram Grewal and Panchami Manoo Ukil exploring the avian richness of Odisha. Perumal Murugan and his translator Nandini Murali will speak about his first non-fiction Amma in conversation with Malavika Banerjee. Ajoy Bose and Ruben Banerjee in conversation with Jatin Nayak will list out the challanges of writing an honest biography.
Bollywood actress Sridevi’s biographer Satyarth Nayak will engaged in a conversation with Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri after the Odisha launch of his book Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess.
Nandita Das will have a session with Namita Devidayal narrating her personal and cinematic journey with the incredible film Saadat Hasan Manto.
Sukanaya Das will keep Priya Malik and Rosie Garland in the session Watching a Poem.
In The Golden Breath, Pt. Haraprasad Chaurasia will walk down the memory lane. He along with memorist Sathya Saran will have a dialogue with Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri.
Veterans like Sitakanta Mohapatra, Anant Mohapatra along with Subodh Patnaik and Sucheta Mishra will have their narratives on changing rhymes and muses that morph. Dash Benhur would moderate the session in Odia.
In the evening, the scene of the event will be shifted to Rabindra Mandap, the premier auditorium of the Bhubaneswar city, where the play Kusur (The Mistake) will be staged by Amol Palekar. The play is an adaptation Gustav Moller and Emil N Andersen’s Den Skyldige by Sandhya Gokhale.
The Day3 will start with the release of the book Bamana Arzee, an Odia translation of Chandrahas Choudhury’s book, Arzee the Dwarf, by Sindhubala Choudhury. The author and the translator will be engaged in a conversation with Manu Dash in the Odia session.
Namita Devidayal in conversation with Sumanyu Satpathy will speak of the sitar maestro Vilayat Khan’s life and music in The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan.
Bachi Karkaria will discuss murder cases that captured the nation’s attention in conversation with Sampad Patnaik.
The Asuras and Us session will have Anand Neelakanthan and Panchami Manoo Ukil to decode how modern readers resonate with grey characters of the epics.
Gyatribala Panda and Manu Dash will have an Odia poetry session-Poetry Interlude.
Kunal Bosu will talk about his book– Sarojini’s Mother–to Chandrahas Choudhry.
Gourahari Das will engage Paramita Satapathy, Gayatribala Panda and Tanaya Patnaik in a conversation in Odia on No Country for Women.
The curtains will be down on the Tata Steel lit-fest with a stand-up comedy show by Kalyan Rath.