New Delhi: Kalinga Literary Festival to host Kalinga Literary Festival Kathmandu Edition (KLF -Kathmandu) on October 15, 16. Annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) is one of the leading Literary festivals in World from India, from this year Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) will host Kathmandu edition in Nepal capital city in association with Himalayan Diary Pvt Ltd, Rastrika Sahitya Pratisthan , Nepal.
The collaboration between Himalayan Diary Pvt Ltd, Rastrika Sahitya Pratisthan , Nepal and Kalinga Literary Festival will strengthen the cultural dialogue, religious as well as literary perspective and prolonged relations between Nepal and India.
Himalayan Diary Pvt Ltd, Rastrika Sahitya Samaj, Nepal – Kalinga Literary Festival join hands for KLF Kathmandu Edition to celebrate the spirit of Lord Shiva and Gautama Buddha in the context of Nepal-India literary ties. The festival will focus on the glorious traditions of Nepal.
“Kalinga Literary Festival Kathmandu will showcase literature, music, dance, poetry and other art forms. It will be a life time experience for the lovers of literature, Music, Dance, art, poetry . The Festival will celebrate the long-standing ties between Nepal and India in the context of the emerging global cultures,” said KLF Founder and Director, Rashmi Ranjan Parida.
As all know Himalayan Diary Pvt Ltd, Rastrika Sahitya Pratisthan , Nepal are reputed organisation in Nepal which has been promoting and working on various literary and cultural activities in Nepal. Similarly, Kalinga Literary Festival is a dignified institution in India which has been honouring and promoting distinguished personalities from different regions of India. Along with Members of both the institutions are aiming to organise a multidimensional program in future. Life Insurance Corporation (Nepal) Limited (LIC Nepal) is the title sponsor of the Kalinga Literary Festival Kathmandu (KLF -Kathmandu).
“We plan to celebrate great Literary, Spiritual, Cultural Traditions of Nepal, among other aspects, theme of Shiv and Buddha Tatwa and its contribution to South Asia and global literary movements and traditions. The festival will have panel discussions on literature, Art, Culture, History, and showcase artistic traditions from Nepal and India, in addition to the world of Nepalese and Indian art and music,” said Ranjana Niraula, KLF-Kathmandu, Director and Co-Ordinator.
This is perhaps the first time in history that literature, culture, art, history will come together to connect the regions of Nepal with those of India. The festival will focus on Spirituality, Art, culture, Shiv Tatwa, Ram Katha, Buddha, Promotion of Nepal and India historical relationship (Pashupatinath to Puri, Kashi to Kathmandu, Bodhgaya to Bodhnath, From Lumbini to Lal Ded and other fruitful ties that have existed for many epochs. These are the mainstream and the marginalized cultures of two vibrant nations on the march. Over 30 Noted writers and cultural figures from India Like to join the KLF Kathmandu. 70 percent speakers will join from host country Nepal in the festival every year.
Central Theme of the Festival will be “India & Nepal: Journey of Civilizations and Search for the Soul”.
Possible thematic discussions and performances –
- Panel Discussion on literature, Art, Culture, History
- Panel Discussion on thousands years old civilizational dialogue between Nepal and India.
- Spirituality, Art, culture, Shiv Tatwa, Ram Katha, Budha
- Pashupatinath to Puri, Kashi to Kathmandu, Bodhgaya to Bodhnath, From Lumbini to Lal Ded
and other such interconnections
. Poem of Adikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya, Mahakabi Laxmi Prasad Devkota
- The Love and Protest, the flower and fire in Tulsi Das and Meera Bai’s poems
- The Enchanting Flute, crazy and curious love in Vaishnava songs
- Classical and contemporary, the fusion and the confusion