The First NLUO Literary Fest (7-9 August 2014)


National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack is here with the First NLUO Literary Festival that is  to be held from the 7th of August to 9th of August, 2014 on their campus, at National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack.

The Festival is scheduled to have various events based on the themes of comedy, music, dance, drama, visual arts including elements of film and music and shall also feature events like book readings by some of the country’s most eminent authors, book stalls, panel discussions and a book launching ceremony. It seeks to cover an extensive range of material like novels, short stories, drama, poetry, crime fiction, science fiction, literary biographies, popular science writing, travelogues, screen writing, children’s books, literary criticism, drama and so on!

The University welcomes all the Literature Enthusiasts to participate in the events.

To add to the festivities, following distinguished personalities would be marking their presence at the events –

Ms Arshia Sattar, an Indian translator, facilitator, author, and director. A PhD at the University of Chicago. Her acclaimed English translations of Valmiki’s Ramayana and the Katha-saritsagara are Penguin Classics;

Mr Pushpesh Pant, one of India’s leading expert on International Relations as well as cuisine. As a columnist, he has written for a number of major publications like Forbes, Open, Outlook, Times of India and The Tribune. His book India: The Cookbook (2011) was named by The New York Times as one of the best cookbooks of the year, making it an international bestseller;

Ms Athena Kashyap, a renowned novelist and has authored Crossing Black Waters (SFA Press, 2012), Sita of the Earth and Forests (SFA Press, 2014)

Ms. Vartika Nanda, one of India’s foremost writers on media and women centred issues and recipient of the Stree Shakti Puraskar, 2013. A trained journalist, Dr. Nanda has carved a niche for herself in the field of media studies, communication training and women empowerment.

Delegate registrations for the Fest are open . The Delegate Fee is as follows:

General Delegate Pass: INR 300/- in total for all 3 days of the fest.

Student Discounts:

School Students: INR 200/- in total for all 3 days of the fest

University Students: INR 250/- in total for all 3 days of the fest

This includes the festival kit, free access to all events, exclusive book signing opportunities with our Speakers.  The  delegates would also be granted  automatic entry to some of the events.

Registration fees is payable on the spot. However, interested delegates must register themselves by filling up the form here.

The University would be making the efforts to provide the attendants with paid accommodation, subject to availability, on first come first serve basis. In this respect the accommodation form will be sent to the perspective participants along with the schedule of events.  There shall be food stalls on the venue for refreshments.

For more information –

Visit their Facebook Page:

Follow them on Twitter at:

and For queries, mail them at [email protected]