GATEWAY LITFEST is a literary jamboree of regional writers and writings, with perhaps the largest such gatherings ever. It is a great confluence of regional literature in India.   Many festivals, dominated by English and to some extent Hindi, have treated regional writers as step-sisters. Gateway Lit Fest is an attempt to correct this imbalance and impropriety by bringing together vernacular languages into English and Hindi-dominated mainstream literary jamborees.


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Saleel Wagh (1967) is a leading contemporary Marathi poet. He has seven collections of poetry to his credit. Nivadak Kavita, Aadhichya Kavita, Sadhyachya Kavita, Racecourse Ani Itar kavita (2008), Junya…

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    Source : The Hindu   –   Kunal Ray A new novel by Neelam Saran Gour traces the life and times ofJanki Bai Ilahabadi Neelum Saran Gour’s new novel, Requiem in Raga Janki (Penguin…

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    Source : The Hindu  –  G.N. Devy Recent Census data appear to inadequately reflect India’s linguistic composition, and are inconsistent with global ideas The story, “Death of Jagmohan, the Elephant”, by Bengali…

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    Source : The Tribune Abohar, July 18 : The Sahitya Akademi is working on an encyclopedia of Indian poetics. Prof Satnam Singh Jassal, member of the Akademi’s Punjabi advisory board, said…

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    কাল কবি মণীন্দ্র গুপ্তকে নিয়ে বলবেন কবি রণজিত দাশ । West Bengal Poetry Academy, the first of its kind in the country, begins a lecture series on poets. The first…

Interview with Speakers at GLF 2018

S. Anuradha

GLF: Being a language writer, do you think you are not getting due recognition at the national level? A. I have written my debut novel ‘The Friendless God’ in English interspersed…

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Talent Turf

Born in 1991 at Vellathooval in Idukki district of Kerala, Aswati Sasikumar is an electronics engineer by profession. Started writing from school days, Aswati’s first story collection, Josepinte Manam (The Smell of Joseph) received Kendreeya Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2017. She is also a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Geetha Hiranyan Endowment, Kakanadan puraskaram, Vaikom Muhammed Bashir award, Kadha Magazine award, etc Her latest short story collection Kannu (Eye) will be released shortly.

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Thus Spake…


When the postcolonial Indian society for decades have crudely practiced  what sociolinguists term as ‘ subtractive bilingualism’- where the acquisition of a second language is at the cost of the first language, (more…)

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কাল কবি মণীন্দ্র গুপ্তকে নিয়ে বলবেন কবি রণজিত দাশ ।

West Bengal Poetry Academy, the first of its kind in the country, begins a lecture series on poets.
The first lecture, scheduled on 28 th JULY at Nandan3, 6 pm, is on poet Manindra Gupta ,an icon of underground poetry of Bengal. Poet Ranajit Das to deliver the lecture.