Ooty Lit Fest all set to begin on Oct 6

 Ooty Lit Fest all set to begin on Oct 6

Team L&M

Come October 6, and the 7th edition of the two-day Ooty Literary Festival will begin in the picturesque town of Ooty. This year, the festival will pay homage to Ooty’s bicentennial and celebrate its rich tapestry of literature, culture, history and heritage, also putting a spotlight on ecological importance of the Nilgiri Biosphere and diverse communities, illuminating the city’s natural essence which makes it unique.
And as expected, the festival will host vital dialogues, intellectual discussions with celebrated authors, live interactions, exhibitions, artistic presentations and a diverse range of Indian classical, blues, and jazz concerts, ensuring that the hills truly come alive.
An important platform to present, preserve and promote Tamil Nadu’s literature, this year, the festival will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Thiru Perumal Murugan, one of Tamil Nadu’s foremost writers for his unwavering dedication to promoting education and fostering literary arts and culture in Tamil Nadu, even in the face of adversity.
There will be engaging dialogues, speeches and discussions from distinguished speakers, including celebrated names like Aamir Khan, Apsara Reddy, Javed Akhtar, Jerry Pinto, Kalki Koechlin, Dr Mahesh Rangarajan, Mansoor Khan, Sudha Murty and others.

The World of Words at Nilgiri Library
A literary gathering featuring renowned authors, historians, film personalities, business and social leaders, and Conservationists engaging in discussions, and storytelling deep diving into the issues that ignite the mind.
Igniting Minds in The Courtyard
Targeted at youth, this segment will have accomplished speakers guiding young minds on how to engage with both the Natural world and their inner selves.
Remembering & Reimagining Nilgiri’s Socio-Cultural History
An exhibition offering a visual journey through the evolving landscape of the Nilgiris over the past 200 years, curated by Jenny Pinto. Some of these have never been displayed together to unravel the stories of yore.
An Artist Re-creates The Magic of Ooty
Celebrated cartoonist Paul Fernandes will showcase his unique old illustrations that capture the spirit of Ooty at The Nilgiri Library.

Hills Come Alive with Music
Musical extravaganzas featuring leading musicians performing Blues, Sufi, and Jazz as the sun sets over the Nilgiri hills.
In addition to celebrating literature, history and heritage, this edition of Ooty Literature Festival is a call to action, a call to conserve, and a call to enrich cultural understanding.


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