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Different languages, one emotion

Different languages, one emotion
The fourth edition of India Habitat Centre (IHC) Indian Languages Festival, Samanvay is all set to entertain its audiences from 6 to 9 November. Based on the theme Translations Transnations,  Samanvay 2014 will focus on Indian languages which have transnational presence like Bangla, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi and Sanskrit. It is in collaboration with National Book Trust and Delhi Press.

The festival will feature 20 Indian Languages and dialects from across India and South Asia. The festival will also host writers from other south Asian countries.

Samanvay 2014 will have more than 90 eminent speakers and performers sharing their views spread across 21 sessions, 4 evening performances and workshops.

This year personalities like Altaf Tyrewala, Badri Narayan, CS Lakshmi, Darain Shahidi, Gillian Wright, Harrish Iyer, Jerry Pinto, Rudranarayan Panigrahi, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Swanand Kirkire and Vinay Pathak will be representing Indian languages which are not confined to their boundaries. The idea is to bring together authors and translators across languages and national borders to discuss how languages travel and get intermingled with each other.

Also, this year Samanvay Bhasha Samman 2014 will be conferred upon leading Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi for his lifetime contribution to Hindi and Indian literature.

Where : India Habitat Centre When : 6 to 9 November

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