The thing to be done is as large as human life, and therefore the individuals who lead the way will take all human life as their province.... These pioneers will consider nothing as alien to them, nothing outside their scope, for every part of human life has to be taken up by the spiritual…
Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle
Thank you for the wonderful, memorable time. It’s hard to get back to daily life again!
Congratulations on a stellar start -thoughtful meaningful and enlightening.
It has been a wonderful experience. Thank you so much. First steps on a very long and interesting road.
A lovely festival that was full of intellectual enrichment and camaraderie. Do keep the future editions small and intimate -- that is where its success lies.
Writing & Opera & Writing a City
Writing & Opera & Writing a City
Off Center | Balancing The Light
Time & Destiney
ALF ‘23 SPEAKERS
Anne Weber ~ Anu Majumdar ~ Dr.Arimalam Padmanabhan ~ Dena Merriam ~ Devdip Ganguli ~ Gautam Chikermane ~ Gayatri Majumdar ~ George Szirtes ~ Dr. Jayanti Ravi ~ Jennifer Down ~ Jhilam Chattaraj ~ Dr Joy Sen ~ Kanishka Gupta ~ Karen Jenning ~ Dr. Manju Kak ~ Namita Gokhale ~ Nandini Sengupta ~ R. Meenakshi ~ Peggy Mohan ~ Ranjit Hoskote ~ S. Hareesh ~ Dr. Sanjeev Chopra Sanjeev Sanyal ~ Shreya Sen-Handley ~ Sudeep Sen
SRI AUROBINDO SESSIONS
Dr Alok Pandey ~ Dr. Ananda Reddy ~ Larry Seidlitz ~ Lopa Mukherjee ~ Richard Hartz
Dr. Sampadananda Mishra ~ Sarani Ghosal Mondal ~ Sudarshan Ramabadran
Aashisha Chakraborty ~ Mithun Murali ~ Souhardya De
Anandi Breton ~ Apsara Reddy ~ Christine Quentin ~ Goutam Ghosal ~ Hans Van Baaren ~ Iffat Nawaz ~ Jaya Berggreen-Clausen ~ Lakshay Dharan ~ Raag Yadava ~ Sudha Prabhu ~ Toine van Megen ~ Uday Arya ~ Vatsla Sharma
Auroville litfest is a celebration of the written word, inspired by the Mother's vision of a world without borders. Our festival brings together writers, poets, and scholars from India and around the world to explore the power of literature and its role in shaping our world. Join us for a weekend of thought-provoking discussions, inspiring readings, and engaging workshops. Let words connect us.
Auroville takes its name from Sri Aurobindo, the evolutionary philosopher, epic poet, playwright and a social & political thinker. Variously defined as a City of Universal Culture, the City of the Future and the City the Earth Needs, Auroville was set on course as a unique international experiment of human unity by The Mother, Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual collaborator. Today, people from 60 countries including the G20 nations, from across India and the bio region live together. Foreseeing the crisis of humanity and the plight of cities worldwide, Auroville was started with a city plan and a Charter. The Mother commissioned the architect Roger Anger to prepare a city plan integrating the social & cultural, education and the arts, economy, design and architecture, environment, sustainability and sports, all in one unified whole. Auroville’s first Literature Festival takes place from 25 - 27th August, 2023, bringing together some of the best Indian, International and local writers, thinkers and poets and the works of Sri Aurobindo: a legacy we celebrate on his 150th birth anniversary.As the culminating event of the150th year commemoration, we are honoured to have on board the Chennai International Centre and the Valley of Words Literature and Arts International Festival as our festival partners and are grateful for the generous support of the Ministry of Culture and the Auroville Foundation. The two and a half day festival will be held across different pavilions of Auroville’s International Zone campus. www.auroville.org