Following the success of Spring Fever 2010, the first ever literary spring festival and OPEN AIR LIBRARY by Penguin Books India, Spring Fever 2011 is being organized in the month of March. The festival will be held at the Amphitheatre at India Habitat Centre from 4th to 13th March, 2011.
The unique open air library, open to all, will feature a complete range of Penguin India titles, from landmark fiction and non-fiction titles, to the latest bestsellers, children's books and cutting-edge books. I’m sure reading this all book lovers will be vying to be in that cozy and silent corner in the company of their beloved books!
To top it all, there will be special literary evenings featuring key authors, new books and previews of forthcoming attractions as well as some musical performances.
The details of the programmes are as under:
IN THE BAZAAR OF LOVE
Presenting a selection of Penguin Classics: In the Bazaar of Love: The Selected Poetry of
Amir Khusrau, Zafarnama and Kama Sutra followed by a performance by Shubha Mudgal
LOSING MY VIRGINITY
Taking a book to bed
Madhuri Banerjee, Ira Trivedi and Ismita Tandon Dhankher in a candid chat
with Kaveree Bamzai followed by a performance by rock band U.8.NOISE
COMING OF AGE
The launch of Penguin Young Adult
Sheba Karim, author of Skunk Girl, in conversation with Samit Basu, followed by
dramatized readings from David Hair’s Pyre of Queens and Swayamvara
A WRITER’S LIFE
Javed Akhtar, William Dalrymple, Namita Gokhale and Sunil Sethi Sethi in conversation
Cricket mania at its best!
Quiz on India’s favourite game with cricket analyst and quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya, open to all
(On the spot registration for the quiz)
An open workshop by the Osho Foundation
THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
Four distinguished economic thinkers shed light on the promises and perils of capitalism
Bimal Jalan, Gurcharan Das, Kaushik Basu and Vinay Bharat-Ram
A special film screening in association with The American Center
Mega books in the making
Readings by Shobhaa Dé from Sethji, William Dalrymple from The Return of the King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War, Suhel Seth from Jamil Ahmad’s The Wandering Falcon
HINDI: BADLEGI TO CHALEGI!
A quirky dialogue on the changing forms of Hindi over time
Sudhish Pachauri, Noor Zaheer, Anamika, Ravish Kumar and Ashutosh Kumar
in conversation with Satyanand Nirupam
LIGHTS, CAMERA . . . ACTION!!
Celebrated film-maker Vishal Bhardwaj and Ruskin Bond in a very special conversation
CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Qawwali by the acclaimed Warsi Brothers of Hyderabad
Watch this space for more updates on the festival.