This time the special emotional touch is that it is a tribute to UR Ananthamurthy, Bipan Chandra, Rajendra Yadav, Nabarun Bhattacharya and Khushwant Singh. Yes, I am talking about ‘Samanvay – IHC Indian Languages’ Festival’. The theme for the festival to be held this year from 6-9 November (2014) is ‘Translations-Transnations’. The festival is expected to cover 20 languages and dialects with more than 90 speakers participating in the 21 sessions. In addition to it there would be 4 evening performances as well.
For the first time, the festival will also host writers from SAARC countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh etc. From Bangladesh – Fakrul Alam, Syed Shamshul Haque; From Nepal – Benju Sharma; From Sri Lanka – Deepachelvan will be participating.
With this year’s theme being “Translations Transnations” the festival will focus on Indian languages, which have a transnational presence like Bangla, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, English, Hindi, Konkani, Malayalam, Punjabi and Sanskrit.
The musical performance every evening has an eclectic mix of artist from across the country such as Sufi Singer Mir Mukhtiyar Ali, Naga Folk Music by Testeo Sisters, Abolo Naga, Manyang Kichu and Sepongla Sangtam, Swanand Kirkire and Vidya Shah