Lit for Life is an attempt to make literature enthusiasts delve into myriad forms of writing as we traverse sessions on food writing, travel writing, writing comedy, filmmaking, popular cult writing, literary fiction, dynastic politics and bring together literature as a whole in one place. In order to recognize the literary talent in Indian writing in English, The Hindu Literary Review has instituted The Hindu Literary Prize which will be announced at the end of the Conclave. The Conclave will be held across the cities of Delhi and Chennai in September and October 2011. Participating speakers include Vikram Seth, Indrajit Hazra, Jai Arjun Singh, Jigyasa Giri, Mahesh Dattani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sanjna Kapoor, Rahul Bhattacharya, Tahmima Anam, Mohammed Hanif among others. For a more detailed list, see the programme schedule.
THE HINDU LITERARY REVIEW
Apart from its wide-ranging coverage of news and politics, The Hindu has always striven to give its reader the best from the world of arts and culture, whether it’s dance, music, theatre or books. The Hindu Literary Review, the only literary supplement of a newspaper in the country, has always played a key role in the promotion of good literature. The Literary Review remains the only supplement in India devoted to books and literature brought out by a daily newspaper. In the last 20 years since its inception, the Literary Review has featured some well known authors and poets like Salman Rushdie, Namita Gokhale, Bulbul Sharma, Vikram Chandra, Shobaa De, Kiran Desai and newer ones like Mohsin Hamid, Kamila Shamsie, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rana Dasgupta have also made their presence felt on its pages.
Siyahi, India’s leading literary consultancy based in Jaipur, is the creative consultant for the Lit for Life Conclave. It has been instrumental in infusing Lit for Life with all the right ingredients of a rich and wide-ranging literary offering.