Mysore/Mysuru: The fourth edition of Mysuru Literature Festival-2020 organised by Mysuru Literary Forum Charitable Trust and Mysuru Book Clubs-2015 being held virtually on every weekend from Aug. 14, will conclude tomorrow (Sept. 5). This edition has a wide range of authors and speakers as Panellists. Today, SOM features tomorrow’s Panellist Amish Tripathi and Moderator Shobha Narayan.
Date: SEPTEMBER 5; Time: 7 pm; Panel: Suheldev – Silent Hero of History
Amish Tripathi (Panelist)
Amish Tripathi is an author, columnist and diplomat. Described as “India’s Tolkien” by BBC, Amish’s unique combination of crackling storytelling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring.’
Amish published his first book, The Immortals of Meluha in 2010, and has written 8 books till date. His books have sold 5.5 million copies, and have been translated into 10 Indian and 9 international languages. His Shiva Trilogy is the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history while his Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history.
Amish is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to writing. His writing career began with a philosophical debate inspired by an interesting piece of knowledge he and his family discovered. The clash and contradiction in the Indian and Persian religious myths as the Indian gods and the concept of good and evil in these mythologies stimulated his interest to determine and put down his philosophical thesis on paper which transformed into the first of the Shiva Trilogy book. He is the Director of The Nehru Centre in London.
Shobha Narayan (Moderator)
From writing poetry as a child to angst ridden journals as a teenager and writing for a local newspaper at 18, Shobha Narayan is a noted memoir writer and columnist based in Bengaluru. She writes about art, food, wine, fashion, travel, culture, spirituality, nature, gender, and gadgets. A love of handcrafted textiles led her to start Project LooM, a website that showcases India’s handloom clusters. She serves on the board of Neev Academy and Industree Foundation. She has won the MFK Fisher award for Distinguished Writing and was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
Her first book, Monsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes was published in 2004 to wide international acclaim. She writes a weekly column, ‘The Good Life’, for Mint Lounge and contributes features to Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek and The Financial Times.
Register at: http://www.mysuruliteraturefestival.com/registration. Instructions will be sent to registered e-mail address 24 hours before each panel starts and a reminder 1 hour before it starts. Watch on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/c/MysuruLiteratureFestival. [For further details contact Mob: 99802-50114]