Indian Authors at Main Stage @ ADIBF 2019
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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) 2019 – INDIA CONTENT – Sessions at Main Stage

Inked in Blood and Spirit of Freedom - Khooni Vaisakhi – by Navdeep Suri – by HE Navdeep Suri (Moderator: Bikram Vohra) 
Date: 25 April 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Main Stage
This session shall be a discussion between HE Navdeep Suri and eminent UAE based journalist Bikram Vohra on Mr. Suri’s latest book “Khooni Vaisakhi”. The original poem was written in Punjabi language by author’s grandfather Mr. Nanak Singh, an eminent writer, who is considered as the father of Punjabi literature. The poem has been translated for the first time in English and is probably the only, survivor’s account of the worst atrocity under British Raj, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in April 1919 in Amritsar. The author shall discuss how this incident changed the course of India’s freedom struggle, giving the context surrounding the incident. The author shall also discuss how people of various faiths came together to stand up to colonization and oppression in one of India’s darkest moments.


 

Wake Up, Life is Calling – by Preeti Shenoy
Date: 27 April 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Main Stage

This session will include a book launch, followed by a discussion between Arup Bose and Preeti Shenoy on her latest book, Wake up, Life is Calling. This discussion shall focus on the inspiration behind the book, and why it is so important to seize each day,  live it to the fullest and how we could lead happier, and more satisfactory lives.


 

To Remember, I Invented people – by Deepak Unnikrishnan
Date: 28 April 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Main Stage
Deepak Unnikrishnan shall talk about the role memory played in recalling the people who raised him, influencing the book he ended up writing, Temporary People.


My Little India – by Manoj Das (Moderator:S. Gopalakrishnan)
Date: 28 April 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Main Stage
Manoj Das is one of the most respected names in contemporary Indian literature, having written short stories and novels extensively for children as well as adults in English as well as in Odia, his mother-tongue. Besides, his writings on Indian philosophy, mysticism and spiritualism have been published widely in India and abroad during the last six decades of his writing career. The session shall be a discussion between the author and Mr. S Gopalakrishnan, UAE-based Malayalam writer and journalist, on Indian values in the changing milieu. The title of the programme, has been taken after his book of travelogues ‘My Little India’, published by National Book Trust, India.

Exploring the life of the Mahatma – by Birad Rajaram Yajnik
Date: 24 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Main Stage



















Mr. Birad Yajnik shall talk about the ideals espoused by Mahatma Gandhi, emphasizing on Peace, Truth and Ahimsa (Non-Violence). The talk shall enable students and audience to explore Mahatma Gandhi and his life; using milestones from his life as catalysts. The talk weaves a journey that represents the life and message of the Mahatma, covering major incidents, which influenced his philosophy, political awakening and his concept of Ahimsa. It empowers the participants with values practiced by the Mahatma to influence their future.