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GUJARAT LITERATURE FESTIVAL (GLF)

A Celebration Of Literary Creativity

GLF is the first literary festival in Gujarat. It started three years back as a literary event, that includes all forms and mediums used to express literary creativity. We believe literature is not bound between the covers of a published book, but blooms in a free environment in myriad forms, languages and mediums.Hence this festival celebrates not only the book writers, poets and playwrights with the same fanfare with which it honours film writers, lyricists, bloggers, social media writers and other genres that use literary creativity.

This is the event where the entire creative community comes together to celebrate, ideas, writing, reading, philosophy, story-tellers, novelists, poets, ghazalkars, folk artist, film writers, lyricists, bloggers, social media debaters and more. It is also a unique festival in as it has a diversity of languages and multiplicity of mediums – more than one can experience on a single venue in any other festival.

Meet Our Speakers

Vidya Rao

Vidya Rao

Singer

Anand Gandhi

Anand Gandhi

Filmmaker and a media producer

Varsha Adalja

Varsha Adalja

Feminist Novelist, Playwright

Sriram Raghavan

Sriram Raghavan

Indian film director

Vinod Bhatt

Vinod Bhatt

Humorist

Testimonials

Anjum-Rajabali
Anjum Rajabali
The Gujarat Literature Festival is one of the better programmed and organised litfests that I’ve attended. The speakers were chosen from a wide spectrum of interesting personalities, and that reflected in the quality of the discourse there. In spite of being a fledgling event, it was well organised with a very courteous and efficient team of hosts and volunteers. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in it and look forward to coming back.

Anjum Rajabali

Bollywood film writer, Rajneeti, Ghulam

2016-09-09T08:26:56+00:00

Anjum Rajabali

Bollywood film writer, Rajneeti, Ghulam

Anjum-Rajabali
The Gujarat Literature Festival is one of the better programmed and organised litfests that I’ve attended. The speakers were chosen from a wide spectrum of interesting personalities, and that reflected in the quality of the discourse there. In spite of being a fledgling event, it was well organised with a very courteous and efficient team of hosts and volunteers. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in it and look forward to coming back.
Jay_Vasavada
Jay Vasavada
Wonderful experience. It’s a modern day initiative. GLF is not just a literature festival it is a Youth Festival. A carnival… a Literature Carnival. GLF has set a trend and others would definitely copy this new initiative.
It’s a place where we the speakers get a chance to talk with 1000’s of people with various new and interesting topics and also enhance our knowledge and understand all new definitions of Literature.

Jay Vasavada

Popular Gujarati columnist

2016-09-09T08:27:45+00:00

Jay Vasavada

Popular Gujarati columnist

Jay_Vasavada
Wonderful experience. It’s a modern day initiative. GLF is not just a literature festival it is a Youth Festival. A carnival… a Literature Carnival. GLF has set a trend and others would definitely copy this new initiative. It’s a place where we the speakers get a chance to talk with 1000’s of people with various new and interesting topics and also enhance our knowledge and understand all new definitions of Literature.
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Bhagyesh Jha
My GLF experience was extremely rewarding and refreshing. A good platform to meet various new and renowned authors & writers. A platform where we can interact with the young generation and enjoy. It is a platform for all to showcase their talent of literature. GLF gives the feeling of MORE THE MERRIER. A must happen event in Gujarat every year.

Bhagyesh Jha

Former IAS, celebrated author, poet; president Gujarat Sahitya Akademi

2016-09-09T08:28:23+00:00

Bhagyesh Jha

Former IAS, celebrated author, poet; president Gujarat Sahitya Akademi

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My GLF experience was extremely rewarding and refreshing. A good platform to meet various new and renowned authors & writers. A platform where we can interact with the young generation and enjoy. It is a platform for all to showcase their talent of literature. GLF gives the feeling of MORE THE MERRIER. A must happen event in Gujarat every year.
Raghivir_Chaudhari
Raghuveer Chaudhari
Gujarat Literature Festival, languages, literature, arts and films everything is celebrated with diversity. In it the new generation audiences are also present in every session be it in large or small number. And involvement of new generation is what makes me happy.

Raghuveer Chaudhari

Renowned author, poet; Jnanpith Awardee 2015, Sahitya Akademi awardee 1977

2016-09-09T08:30:43+00:00

Raghuveer Chaudhari

Renowned author, poet; Jnanpith Awardee 2015, Sahitya Akademi awardee 1977

Raghivir_Chaudhari
Gujarat Literature Festival, languages, literature, arts and films everything is celebrated with diversity. In it the new generation audiences are also present in every session be it in large or small number. And involvement of new generation is what makes me happy.
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Saumya Joshi
It’s a vibrant event. The major success of the event is how they connect to youth, it provides them with a stage to connect to the literature and sensitise them towards it. Academics doesn’t realise the literature that lies in screenplays, films and plays and theatre and if we talk about films, the world’s literature today majorly lies in that sector; that is where my interest in GLF lies as it recognises art and films as literature and has provided a bigger spectrum to literature, which according to me are its greatest achievements. Also, it is a consistent event and is near to my heart so I always look forward to being a part of it and plan my schedule accordingly. Kudos to the team!

Saumya Joshi

Playwright, Writer, poet, director actor & professor

 

2016-09-09T08:31:08+00:00

Saumya Joshi

Playwright, Writer, poet, director actor & professor

 

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It’s a vibrant event. The major success of the event is how they connect to youth, it provides them with a stage to connect to the literature and sensitise them towards it. Academics doesn’t realise the literature that lies in screenplays, films and plays and theatre and if we talk about films, the world’s literature today majorly lies in that sector; that is where my interest in GLF lies as it recognises art and films as literature and has provided a bigger spectrum to literature, which according to me are its greatest achievements. Also, it is a consistent event and is near to my heart so I always look forward to being a part of it and plan my schedule accordingly. Kudos to the team!
Sairam-Dave
SAIRAM DAVE
Cutting (birthday) cake does not deprive us of our culture , nor speaking English does. If Swami Vivekanand had not spoken in English about Hinduism and India in US all those year ago, the world would never have known the beauty of our civilization and culture.

SAIRAM DAVE 

Gujarat Humourist

2017-12-14T10:12:59+00:00

SAIRAM DAVE 

Gujarat Humourist

Sairam-Dave
Cutting (birthday) cake does not deprive us of our culture , nor speaking English does. If Swami Vivekanand had not spoken in English about Hinduism and India in US all those year ago, the world would never have known the beauty of our civilization and culture.
ashvin-sanghavi
ASHWINI SANGHI
Rejection is like Agnipariksha.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected 12 times by publishers;Gone with the Wind-18 times ; Stephen king’s first thriller Carrie was rejected 30 times; Chicken Soup for the soul was rejected 33 times.If these people can be rejected so many times,I thought my rejection was not a big deal.In fact I started thinking I am going to be bigger than them because I have been rejected more number of times.

ASHWINI  SANGHI 

Best –selling  Author

2017-12-14T10:18:31+00:00

ASHWINI  SANGHI 

Best –selling  Author

ashvin-sanghavi
Rejection is like Agnipariksha.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected 12 times by publishers;Gone with the Wind-18 times ; Stephen king’s first thriller Carrie was rejected 30 times; Chicken Soup for the soul was rejected 33 times.If these people can be rejected so many times,I thought my rejection was not a big deal.In fact I started thinking I am going to be bigger than them because I have been rejected more number of times.
Namita-Ghokhle
NIMITA GOKHALE
We are constantly overtaken by the change and be surprised by the change around us.But we forget that life is always changing.And that really is the joy of writing novels and fiction.That you understand our tims and different .

NIMITA GOKHALE 

Author & director of Jaipur Literature Festival

2017-12-14T10:20:28+00:00

NIMITA GOKHALE 

Author & director of Jaipur Literature Festival

Namita-Ghokhle
We are constantly overtaken by the change and be surprised by the change around us.But we forget that life is always changing.And that really is the joy of writing novels and fiction.That you understand our tims and different .
Lord-Bhikhu-Parekh
LOAD BHIKHU PAREKH
Gandhi was not born a Mahatma, he become one.Like everyone else,he went to Africa with the usual set of prejudices ,but he got rid of them pretty quickly.

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Political Theorist and Labour member of the house of Lords

2017-12-14T10:23:30+00:00

LOAD BHIKHU PAREKH

Political Theorist and Labour member of the house of Lords

Lord-Bhikhu-Parekh
Gandhi was not born a Mahatma, he become one.Like everyone else,he went to Africa with the usual set of prejudices ,but he got rid of them pretty quickly.
vijay-rupani
VIJAY RUPANI
My gornment supports such initiatives held in the state.Literture need to constantly remind people about their heritage and values, necessary for development of personality.It becomes all the more urgent in view of the changing fast lifestyle full of stress and strain.

VIJAY RUPANI

Honorable Chief  Minister of Gujarat

2017-12-14T10:32:46+00:00

VIJAY RUPANI

Honorable Chief  Minister of Gujarat

vijay-rupani
My gornment supports such initiatives held in the state.Literture need to constantly remind people about their heritage and values, necessary for development of personality.It becomes all the more urgent in view of the changing fast lifestyle full of stress and strain.

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