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The Indian Bookworm | Literary Fests Across India

    By Aseem Kulkarni

    Jaipur isn’t the only place to experience some amazing Indian literary offerings. Here’s a list of literary festivals across India to mark on your calendar for the upcoming year.

    Lucknow Literary Festival | This festival is an effort to bring forth several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Awadhi & English onto a common platform. There’s even a Children’s Story Contest you can take part in.

    When to expect: November

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    Appejay Kolkata | Get to Kolkata and celebrate books, music, art, film and more. Events take place at heritage sites all over the former capital.

    When to expect: January

    Find out more information and dates for next year here.

    Bangalore Literature Festival | Bangalore Lit Fest is India’s largest community funded independent literary event. So why not check out this fest and everything the Garden City has to offer.

    When to expect: October - December

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    Goa Arts and Literary Festival | Don’t think of Goa as just a beach and party getaway. The city boasts a great arts and lit fest. The festival promotes local and global literature.

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    When to expect: December

    Tata Literature Live: The Mumbai Lit Fest | The Tata Literature Live Festival have been know to host over 100 authors and thousands of readers. Let’s see what they have in store for this year!

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    When to expect: November

    Kochi International Book Festival | The Kochi International Book Festival is organised by the Antharashtra Pusthakotsava Samithy: a charity established to promote and encourage writing and literary activities in the State of Kerala.

    When to expect: December

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here.

    Delhi Literature Festival | The Delhi Literature Festival's mission is to celebrate the city, it's rich culture, and the amazing authors, historians, and writers that reside here. 

    When to expect: November - January

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    Hyderabad Literary Festival | Each year this festival does a special feature on literature from a specific country, and a specific language. During the last festival they featured literature from Poland and Indian literature in Urdu.

    When to expect: January

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    Chennai Literary Festival | The Chennai Literary Festival specifically focuses on youth and the importance of reading. And of course, there you can get a taste of the Tamil literary scene with this one.

    When to expect: January

    To find out more information and upcoming dates click here

    If you just want a quiet place to finish your novel, check out our list of book cafes in Delhi here