specializing in a wide array of genres and about all things non-fiction~
The commercial capital of India shall witness Asia’s first non-fiction festival this June. A genre that is a mirror for viewing the world around us, dealing with facts about people, places, issues and events, will have one of the world’s few non- fiction events called the India Non Fiction Festival. Centered on the theme, Be Bold Stay Real, the festival will deal primarily with non- fiction writing and will see experts across sectors come together to disseminate their wisdom and insights. The event makes its first appearance in Mumbai at the Nehru Centre at Worli from the 21 to 23rd June 2013.
The non-fiction festival caters to a vast range of genres such as business, management, leadership, health, fitness, media, cinema, cookery, lifestyle, politics, economics, globalization etc. The festival’s format consists of parallel sessions in two conference halls consisting of engaging panel discussions, interesting keynotes and one on one conversation with eminent authors; another hall will be accessible with books for sale and book signing sessions.
The three days are packed with interesting and stimulating sessions from established authors and eminent personalities in their respective genres. The authors and writers conducting the sessions are Indian mythology guru Mr. Devdutt Pattanaik, sports writer Mr. Makarand Waingankar, director Mr. Sanjay Gadhvi,
Among the books to be launched will be, My Stroke of Luck by author Mr. Vijay Santhanam, which will be launched by Mr. Gautam Kiyawat, CEO Madison Media & RK, Neo Sports.
Directors Cut: 50 Major Filmmakers of the Modern Era by the author Mr. K Raghavendra which will be launched by renowned director Mr. Mahesh Bhatt.
Beyond non- fiction, the festival will also act as a platform to create awareness and discuss neglected social issues such as promoting philanthropy, LGBT in society along with other pressing issues. The festival targeted at students, business professionals, scholars, homemakers, health & fitness enthusiasts, homemakers and just about anyone interested in the many genres within Non Fiction.
Mr. Vinay Hebbar, Managing Director India, Havard Business School Publishing, said, “This festival with a unique focus on non-fiction is a welcome initiative that would promote non-fiction authors, and their ideas in India. This will give readers an opportunity to listen to, learn and engage with top Indian and international minds.”
“I feel that this first serious attempt for a Non-Fiction festival must be lauded and encouraged. I’m sure this is something the academic community and non-fiction writers should welcome.
SAGE is proud to be associated with this initiative” said, Mr. Vivek Mehra, MD & CEO, SAGE Publications.
“We at Jaico are very excited about this unique and much-needed event. The India Non-Fiction Festival is a big step in the right direction” said, Mr. Akash Shah, Publisher & Owner, Jaico Publishing House.
The partners of the India Non Fiction Festival consist of: Knowledge@Wharton, The American Center & Library, Harvard Business Review, Crossword Book Stores, IndiaSpend, Harper Collins, Sage, Jaico, Random House, Hachette, Penguin, Aiesec, Westland and the British Council.