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2nd Annual Literary Festival

30/07/2016 to 31/07/2016

We would like to cordially invite you to NALSAR University of Law's 2nd Annual Literary Festival, scheduled for the 30th and 31st of July, 2016. 


The theme for this year's fest is Free Speech and we have two panels. 

The first panel on 'Free Speech on Campuses' has Vasudha Nagaraj (advocate at the AP High Court and was involved closely in the HCU issue), Sriram Karri (journalist and writer), Satish Chandra (Professor of political philosophy at Osmania University) and Akhil Bharathan (Student leader at IIT Madras). 

The panel on 'Censorship and Freedom of the Press' has Siddharth Varadarajan (Founder-Editor of The Wire), Kingshuk Nag (Regional Editor of the Times of India), Gautam Navlakha (activist with the People's Union for Democratic Rights and writer for Kafila, EPW, etc.), and Deeptha Rao (lawyer and activist at Alternative Law Forum).


Apart from this, we are also having Theatre, Spoken word poetry, Creative writing and Crossword competitions, as well as an Open Literature Quiz (no age bar), the details of which are on our Facebook page as well as in the attachment to this email. Do put us on to people you think may be interested.



The Schedule for the event is as follows;


30TH JULY, 2016: DAY 1


11:00- Inauguration Ceremony

11:30- Crossword Competition

14:00- Book Reading Performance by The Little Theatre, Hyderabad

15:30- Panel Discussion: Free Speech on Campuses, with Vasudha Nagaraj, Sriram Karri, Akhil Bharathan and Satish Chandra

18:00- Slam Poetry Competition, in collaboration with National Youth Poetry Slam.

20:00- Open Mic Poetry Night, followed by discussion with judges Harnidh Kaur and Janet Orlene.


31ST JULY, 2016: DAY 2


11:00- Open Literary Quiz

15:00- Panel Discussion: Censorship and Freedom of the Press, with Siddharth Varadarajan, Gautam Navlakha, Kingshuk Nag and Deeptha Rao

17:00- Theatre Competition



I have attached the schedule and details of the competitions. I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word as well as share our Facebook posts or page https://www.facebook.com/nalsar.litfest/  

Thank you and regards,


Pallavi Balakrishnan,

On behalf of the Organising Committee,

NALSAR Literary Festival 2.0