We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of the NALSAR Literary festival, scheduled for 5th and 6th August, 2017, at our campus in Justice City, Shamirpet, Hyderabad.
The primary aim behind presenting a Literary Festival from a Law School setting is to garner attention towards the Law and Society discourse.
Our first and second editions of the Literary Festival had the opportunity to host numerous eminent speakers, including Siddharth Varadarajan, Urvashi Butalia, Gautam Navlakha, Deepa Dhanraj, Kingshuk Nag, Chinmayi Arun, Amit Chaudhuri as well as slam poetry groups such as the Airplane Poetry Movement and theatre troupes such as Thespian En and The Little Theatre.
This year, the Festival revolves around the theme Crafting Identities within the National Project (discussing questions of identity, nation building, what does it mean to be Indian today, etc.) and has three panel discussions around the themes:
1. Identity and its depictions in the post-colonial setting – What does it mean to belong to a nation?- with Pramod Nayar and Anna Kurian.
2. Modern identity based emancipatory movements and their limits- with Vyjayanthi Vasanta Mogli and Sheeba Aslam Fehmi.
3. The interactions of beauty and sexuality in Indian art, music, literature and media- with Paromita Vohra and Akhil Katyal.
We also have a variety of competitions for people of all ages to participate in, including a Theatre Competition, Spoken Word Poetry Competition and Open Mic Night, Online Creative Writing Competition, Crossword Competition and an Open Literary Quiz.
We also have a Spoken Word Poetry Workshop being conducted by Inkscape and Co. Rules and further details are provided in the document attached herewith.
The Literary Festival is an integral part of the NALSAR calendar, and the entire student body is looking forward to the opportunity to interact and network with peers from other universities.