Talk with the adored writers, thinkers and enjoying art, music and literature by the beach side of Malabar Coast will prove out to be a soulful pursuit. Kerala Literature Festival starting from 10th January to 13th January will put into discourse the current cultural movements and changes. The festival organized by DC Kizhakemuri includes the literary heavyweights like Ramchandra Guha, Arundhati Roy, Harsh Mander, Swami Agnivesh, Shashi Tharoor, Richard Stallman, Jeet Tayil, P. Sainath, Miki Desai, Anita Nair, Devdutt Patnaik, Rakesh Sharma, Amish Tripathi, Ravinder Singh.
As stigma to transgenders is put into question, Arundhati Roy's novel "The ministry of utmost happiness" advocates its own relevance. The novel set in the Old Delhi, a new metropolis, valleys of Kashmir and forests of Central India, narrates the tale of Anjum through an aching love story with Arundhati Roy's magical storytelling quality. Arundhati Roy discusses her novel in a session on January 12th in KLF 2019. The session is moderated by Sohini Ghose, a multi-award winning Astrophysics Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University as well as Vice President-elect of the Canadian Association of Physicists, also a TED 2018 senior fellow.
Arundhati Roy is an Indian writer who is also an activist who focuses on issues related to social justice and economic inequality. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays. For her work as an activist, she received the Cultural Freedom Prize awarded by the Lannan Foundation in 2002. On the last day of KLF, January 13th, Arundhati Roy will have another session with Anjana Sankar.
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