Vasudhendra - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
1:00 pm

Mahagatha: 100 Tales from the Puranas

Satyarth Nayak with Vasudhendra

Day 2
5:45 pm

Baby Shoes, Never Worn: Keeping it Short

Bulbul Sharma, Ranbir Sidhu, Tim Tomlinson and Vasudhendra with Karthik Venkatesh


Vasudhendra is a Kannada author and lives in Bangalore, India. The author of fifteen books in Kannada, that have sold over hundred thousand copies, Vasudhendra has won many literary awards, including the Kannada Sahitya Academy Book Prize. His book 'Mohanaswamy' chronicles the life of a young queer man. The book has been translated into English, Spanish, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Marathi. His recent novel Tejo Tungabhadra has received appreciation from readers and critics alike.

After working as a software professional for more than twenty years, Vasudhendra now runs his own publication house, Chanda Pustaka, which publishes and encourages new writing in Kannada. He has instituted the Chanda Pustaka Award which recognizes
young short story writers. He is also associated with local support groups for LGBT individuals.

Being a passionate hiker, he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania and trekked to Kailash & Mansarovar of Tibet. World Cinema and Mahabharata are his other passions. He vouched not to watch television 22 years back and walks his words!