Founders - Bangalore Literature Festival

Vikram Sampath

Vikram Sampath is a historian and author of three acclaimed works of non-fiction “Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of the Wodeyars”, “My Name is Gauhar Jaan!- The Life and Times of a Musician” and “Voice of the Veena: S Balachander, A Biography”. His book on Gauhar Jaan won him several laurels including the Sahitya Akademi’s first Yuva Puraskar for English Literature and the ARSC International Award for Excellence in Historical Research in New York.

Shinie Antony

Shinie Antony has authored short-story books The Orphanage For Words, Barefoot and Pregnant and novels When Mira Went Forth and Multiplied, A Kingdom for his Love. She has compiled the anthologies Why We Don’t Talk and Boo. Her story A Dog’s Death won the Commonwealth Short Story Asia region prize in 2003. Shinie is also the director of the Bengaluru Poetry Festival. The Girl Who Couldn’t Love is her latest novel.

Srikrishna Ramamoorthy

Srikrishna Ramamoorthy is a venture capital investor investing in early stage start-ups that create large scale social impact. His past experience is in consulting and implementation with organizations that improve the lives of people at the ‘Base of the Pyramid’. Passionate about travel, books, Indian classical music and radio, Srikrishna has hosted a daily show on India’s first and only wellness and lifestyle radio station.