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.

Writer at Heart

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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Is the brutal killing of Gauri Lankesh the begining of an end to freedom of writing and expression? - After Kalburgi, Dhabolkar and Pansare, noted editor Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday evening at her Ideal Home Layout residence in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru. She was known for...
Are literary festivals stimulating reading revolution in India? - According to a recent report by IANS, there are 90 literary festivals in India and these fests have given a new fillip to reading habits. But, most of the fests...


  • Lord, give me a new language

    Source : The Hindu-Literary Review   –   Mini Krishnan We need to read translated literature to become true citizens of the world Long after 1947, Indian schoolgoers continued to get a…

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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