Pradeep Chakravarthy - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
3:00 pm
The Red Couch

The Writings of UVeSa – Social Media of 19th Century Tamil Nadu

Pradeep Chakravarthy with Sumathy aka Thamizhachi Thangapandian

Day 1
4:45 pm

Histories for the 21st Century

Anirudh Kanisetti, Pradeep Chakravarthy, Vikramajit Ram and Vinay Lal with Udayan Mitra


Pradeep is a graduate from the London School of Economics and JNU. An award winning student, he has more than 2 decades of experience especially in learning and development. His mission is to help people understand present and future behaviour by understanding the past.

His life is immersed in the history and heritage of Tamil Nadu.

With his deep love and knowledge for the politics, economics, art, architecture, food, music and literature of Tamil Nadu, Pradeep is able to offer a holistic perspective of the State in simple and interesting terms to anyone who shares his passion for TN. Add to this Pradeep’s corporate experience (TVS, Cognizant, Infosys and McKinsey) and his exceptional educational background (London School of Economics, JNU – Delhi and KFI) and you get a rare and insightful perspective into the life and times of Tamil Nadu, her history and her culture. He has done more than 20 tours in Tamil Nadu covering almost all districts.

He has authored 9 books with a focus on the culture of Tamil Nadu and how history can help us improve performance at work. He is passionate about the Pandya kingdom and is working on a P hD on their administration and has recently opened “Anantya in The Village” a heritage hotel deep within their kingdom close to one of India’s oldest inhabited villages. He lives in Chennai.