Vivek Shanbhag - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
10:45 am

Scripting a Future for Endangered Languages

Kaveri Ponnapa, Sayeegeetha Hegde and Vivek Shanbhag

Day 1
12:15 pm

Konkani: One Language Multiple Scripts

Damodar Mauzo*, Melvyn Rodrigues and Vivek Shanbhag

* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom


Vivek Shanbhag writes in Kannada. He has published five short story collections, five novels and three plays. He has edited two anthologies, one of which is in English. Vivek was the founding editor of the literary journal Desha Kaala. His critically-acclaimed novel Ghachar Ghochar is translated into 18 languages worldwide. It was on the list of the best ten books of 2017 in the New York Times as well as The Guardian. It is one of Vulture‘s 100 best books of the 21st century.

Vivek is the co-translator of U R Ananthamurthy’s book Hindutva or Hind Swaraj into English. He is a Visiting Professor at Ashoka University, teaching Creative Writing. An engineer by training, Vivek lives in Bangalore.