Literary Meet for Tolerance

Dakshinayana and Gram Seva Sangh

2 September 2018, Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM

Senate Hall, Central College Campus, Bengaluru


Indian society is being fragmented. We are facing dangers seen rarely in history.

Humanity in religion, lifestyles, coexistence are getting destroyed. The march of mechanized civilization, economic upheavals, destruction of the village, elimination of livelihoods seems unstoppable. Although the true reasons for such crises are different, they are being transformed into religious issues. The human dimensions of religion are being ignored in the widespread propaganda to project religion in terms of either perverse exclusivism or historical retribution. As a result, intolerance and hatred are finding easy justification and the constitution is being systematically subverted.

Literature has always found its inner strength in times of a crisis through a dialogue with the community. Our responsibility therefore at this juncture is to initiate dialogue within our own communities to counter the current situation. We need to explore ways to do this together. In this background, Dakshinayana and Gram Seva Sangh have come together to host an Indian Literary Meet at the Senate Hall of Central College (now a part of the Central University of Bangalore). In the meet, writers in Kannada will be joined by many other language writers from across India.

The Meet will address two central ideas: pacification of all forms of religious extremism and rebuilding the village, while also celebrating the innate sense of goodness of all humans. We expect that the meet will provide a new direction to Kannada Literature as well as to Indian Literature at large.

We, the writers and artists, are committed to taking the responsibility of restoring tolerance in society. We shall each go to our backyards and dialogue with our communities.

We extend a warm personal invitation to you to be part of this Literary Meet for Tolerance.

Thank You

     Rajendra Chenni                                                             Prasanna

Dakshinayana                                                        Gram Seva Sangh

Literary Meet for Tolerance

2 September 2018, Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM

Senate Hall, Central College Campus, Bengaluru

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About Dakshinayana

Dakshinayana is a movement of Indian writers, artists and motion picture directors under the guidance of Prof. Ganesh Devi, the renowned director and linguist. It is a platform for writers and artists of all languages who support democratic traditions and freedom of expression.

Dakshinayana is active in several states across India. A historical summit was organized by Dakshinayana last year as part of its central purpose of upholding freedom of expression and democracy. It has also been a part of the struggles against the murders of Prof. M.M. Kalburgi and Gowri Lankesh.

About Gram Seva Sangh

Gram Seva Sangh is an organization guided by Prasanna, the renowned thinker and architect of many cultural struggles of the people. It has been involved in movements for Gram Swarajya and on behalf of handmaking artisans. Gram Seva Sangh opposes all forms of extremism resulting from the machine-centric civilization of our times.

The recently established central university of Bengaluru is a partner in this program. Ganesh Devi, Rahmat Tarikere, G.N. Nagaraj, Prasanna, Rajendra Chenni, and many other writers and artists from across India will participate in this event.

You can watch the Literary meet videos at our below youtube links

Hey Rama yennona banni – song by Vasu Dixit

Historian Ramachandra Guha at Lit Meet for tolerance

Filmmaker, Writer, Director B Suresh at Lit meet for tolerance

Senior writer and poet Champa at Lit Meet for Tolerance

A Kabeer doha by Vasu Dixit

Poet, researcher and Ex Cop of Bengaluru Ajai Kumar Singh at Lit meet for tolerance

Writer columnist Vinay Okkunda at Lit Meet for tolerance