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13 July 2016 | 7 PM
Our first event will be a conversation around the theme ‘Languages of Delhi’ in an effort to bring out the multi-linguality of the city.Complete Event Report
The Sixth Edition of the IHC Indian Languages Festival is scheduled from November 5-7, 2016, at the India Habitat Centre, under the theme Language as Public Action. It focuses on the confluence of various idioms, and brings into the festival frame, sessions, workshops, discussions and components from languages such as the arts, music, performance, technology along with the literary.
ILF Samanvay hopes to manifest itself as an open interactive space at the crossroads of languages through various types of sequencing, shuffling, churning and harmonising processes, while allowing room for coincidental conjunctions. This would mean that ILF Samanvay is not merely an annual carnival of the literati in India, but a ceaseless enterprise to institutionalise the values fundamental to the co-existence of languages.
“I greatly appreciate the innovative character of the festival, providing openings in many directions”- Aijaz Ahmad, Writer & Educationist
“Last century saw the print cartoon extending to animated films; more recently into graphic literature and graphic reportage. ILF Samanvay is going where the cartoon is – into unchartered terrains where image, text and voice meet and debate.”- EP Unny, Cartoonist & Writer
“ILF Samanvay seems the promise as well as embodiment of a space that values the autonomy of artists and thinkers. Humbled to be in as a visual artist.”- Riyas Komu, Artist, Curator & Documenter
“ILF Samanvay is a literary festival with a difference: it is a celebration of Indian languages and literatures, a spectacular assertion of our rich creative and intellectual diversity and of the inviolable right to free expression in the country.”- K. Satchidanandan, Poet, Translator & Critic
“ILF Samanvay is that different kind of literary and creative space where you know that each time you go, you will meet new writing from the Indian languages in all its glory.”- Urvashi Butalia, Feminist Publisher & Activist