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Kathmandu literary jatra schedule



The Kathmandu Literary Jatra is a three-day festival that provides a platform for discourse on Nepali literature. Held at different venues within the Patan Durbar Square complex, the festival will host 55 national and 12 international writers and poets and feature readings, workshops and discussions pertaining to Nepal and South Asia.

Jatra Day 1: 16 September

Venue: Patan Museum Courtyard

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm
Inauguration

Time: 4pm to 5pm
Session: Nepali Literature in the Age of Democracy.
Gopal Ashka, Narayan Dhakal, Sanjeev Uprety and Sharada Sharma

Time: 5pm to 6pm
Session: Uncovering the Truth.
Tarun Tejpal in conversation with Anagha Neelakantan

Time: 6pm to 7pm
Poetry Recitations in Different Languages

Venue: NMB Hall (Inside Adarsha Kanya Niketan School)

Time: 4pm to 5pm
Session: Writing and Change.
Sujeev Shakya, Rabindra Mishra, Gopal Thakur and Sarad Pradhan

Time: 5pm to 6pm
Session: Getting Things Done! Presented by Rotary Club of Yala.
Karna Sakya introduced by Prafulla Man Singh Pradhan

Jatra Day 2: 17 September

Venue: Patan Museum Courtyard

Time: 10am to 11am

Session: Narratives as a Window to History.
William Dalrymple and Aditya Adhikari

Time: 11am to 12pm
Session: Languages of Nepal: A New Renaissance?
Amrit Yonjan Tamang, Dhirendra Premarshi, Gopal Thakur, Sulochana Manandhar and Yug Pathak

Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Session: The New Age of News presented by The Asia Foundation.
Akhilesh Upadhyay, Kunda Dixit, Mohammed Hanif, Prashant Jha and Tarun Tejpal

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Session: Bridging the Language Divide.
Alka Saraogi, Anmole Prasad, Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Namita Gokhale

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Session: Insurgencies and Nepali Literature.
Khagendra Sangraula, Narayan Wagle, Gopal Ashka and Govinda Bartaman

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Session: The East India Company, the Mughals, and the Gorkhali Empire.
William Dalrymple in conversation with Kanak Mani Dixit

Venue: NMB Hall

Time: 10am to 11am
Session: Being a Woman, Becoming a Writer.
Gyanu Pandey, Anbika Giri, Sanjeev Uprety and Momila

Time: 11am to 12pm
Session: The Power of Social Media.
Anil Chitrakar introduced by Nayan Pokhrel Sindhuliya

Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Session: Ashoka Mauryan and his Legacy.
Nayanjot Lahiri introduced by Rohit Ranjitkar

Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Session: Dalits in Nepali Literature.
Ahuti, Bidushi Dhungel, Khagendra Sangraula and P Sivakami

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Session: Immersed in Nepali Literature
Abhi Subedi introduced by Ammar Raj Joshi

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Session: Open Minds: Libraries and Treasure Troves of Stories presented by German Book Office.
Akshay Pathak, Reshu Aryal Dhungana, Paro Anand and Shazia Omar

Venue: Patan Durbar Square

Time: 8am to 10am
Event: Heritage Walks
Sign up in advance

Time: 10am to 11am
Event: Poetic Pie: Slices from Different Languages
Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Event: Book Launch: Bhakata Prasad Bhyaguto

Time: 11am to 3pm
Event:Children's art activities and reading
Sign up in advance

Jatra Day 3: 18 September

Venue: Patan Museum Courtyard

Time: 10am to 11am
Session: Politics in Nepali Universities.
Gagan Thapa, Manushi Yami Bhattarai Pratyoush Onta and Ram Kumari Jhakri

Time: 11am to 12pm
Session: The Man Behind the Words.
Jug Suraiya in conversation with Dubby Bhagat

Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Session: Nepali Literature Beyond Nepal.
Devendra Bhattarai, Indra Bahadur Rai, Susan Waten and Ujjwal Prasai

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Session: Selling out, or telling it like it is? Getting real in South Asian fiction.
Namita Gokhale, P. Sivakami, Shazia Omar and Rabi Thapa

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Session: Urdu and English - Walking Two Worlds.
Mohammed Hanif in conversation with Sophia Pande

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Session: The Future of Nepali Language.
Archana Thapa, Buddhisagar, Narayan Wagle and Rajendra Bimal

Venue: NMB Hall

Time: 10am to 11am

Session: Kali-katha: via Bypass.
Alka Saraogi in conversation with Uday Adhikari

Time: 11am to 12pm
Session: Sumnima to Sakambari: Female Characters in Modern Nepali Novels.
Archana Thapa, Krishna Dharabasi, Sudha Tripathi and Nayan Raj Pandey

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Session: Chittadhar Hridaya and the Newari Bhasa Renaissance.
Subarna Man Tuladhar introduced by Prawin Adhikari

Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Session: Book Markets: Local Scope, National Ambitions.
Shazia Omar, Kiran Krishna Shrestha, Sujeev Shakya and Akshay Pathak

Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Session: Maithili: A Literary History.
Rajendra Bimal introduced by Dhirendra Premarshi

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30 pm

Event: Tagore Play: The Parable of the Lost Post Office by Parnab Mukherjee

Venue: Manga Hiti (Dhunge Dhara)

Time: 10am to 7pm
photo.circle presents Retelling Histories
16 to 18 September

"Retelling Histories," organised by photo.circle, explores Nepal's cultural memory through an exhibition of archived photography from old family albums, dug up and contextualized. As part of the Nepal Picture Library, the project engages viewers in Nepal's history and identity through images.

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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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