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M.I.L.A.P. 2018: Day One Opens Discussions on Theatre and Literature2 min read

September 7, 2018 3 min read

M.I.L.A.P. 2018: Day One Opens Discussions on Theatre and Literature2 min read

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MANIPAL: The second edition of Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform (M.I.L.A.P.) kick-started with the theme ‘A Millennium Revisited – Tradition and Transformation’ on September 6 at the T.M.A. Pai Halls, Manipal. It was inaugurated by Atamjit Singh, famous playwright, Sahitya Akademi, and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, and presided over by Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Dr. H Vinod Bhat. The keynote address was delivered by renowned author H.S. Shivaprakash.

The festival will cover everything related to literature and art; from workshops, to talks, to exhibitions, and panel discussions. The first day focussed on Kannada and Marathi in literature and art, including drama, theatre, music, playwriting and so on. The audience received many opportunities to interact with prominent names in the literature, theatre and music industries.


“Intellectuals who are unable to write history with pen and ink generally write history with blood and sword”, said Atamjit Singh, during his inaugural address at M.I.L.A.P. He stressed on the importance of appreciating art and literature. || Photograph Courtesy: Yeshaswini Srihari


The Book Fair at M.I.L.A.P. 2018 featured publications from Oxford University Press, Manivarnas Book Distributors and many more, offering a wide range of genres and subjects to the readers and buyers. || Photograph Courtesy: Yeshaswini Srihari


The Theatre Workshop, conducted by Akshara K V covered a brief history of Kannada and Marathi literature while exploring the art of theatre and theatre management. || Photograph Courtesy: Yeshaswini Srihari


The Page to Stage segment saw Ramakrishnan Ramanathan and Alok Rajwade giving insight on the theatre industries of Mumbai and Pune respectively. The curious audience were allowed to pick their brains about how things work in the industry. || Photograph Courtesy: Yeshaswini Srihari


R. Paramashivan and Deepa Ganesh conducted a session on music in Kannada Theatre, throwing light on how Kannada Music has evolved in dramatics and how it came to be what it is today. || Photograph Courtesy: Yeshaswini Srihari


Nadeem Shah Suhrawardy mesmerized the audience with his entrancing storytelling during his Dastangoi performance. Dastangoi is an art form extending from Nadeem’s interest in medieval history and Urdu literature. || Photograph Courtesy: Achyuth B


ADA Dramatics performed ‘Chakravyuha’, a street play dedicated to the verdict on Section 377 on September 6. || Photograph Courtesy: Yeshaswini Srihari


Theatre Tatkal presented ‘Kola’, based on the Marathi play ‘Magna Talyakathi’, taking the audience through a roller-coaster of emotions. || Photograph Courtesy: Harleen Kaur


Featured Image Courtesy: Adesh Kumar Rout

Edited by: Drishti Sanyal