Rainbow Lit Fest celebrates queer & inclusive literature


Going beyond binaries and bringing together different identities and sections of society, the Rainbow Lit Fest – Queer & Inclusive witnessed a collective voice of the people. The two-day celebration, that sat at the intersection of the alternative and mainstream, witnessed the amalgamation of different forms of expression where over 70 exponents of prose, poetry, art, music, dance and cinema came together on the same platform. Over 1000 people registered for the first ever edition of the fest, which saw a total footfall of over 1,300 people over two days. The fest started with a bang and had in attendance star speakers like Devdutt Pattanaik, Shubha Mudgal, Anjali Gopalan and Maya Sharma. While addressing the audience. On the second day, the fest had in attendance Nandita Das, Saif Mahmood, Onir, Devdutt Pattanaik. The spotlight sessions with keynote speakers like Owais Khan, Rafiquel Dowjah and Pawan Dhall. Sharif D. Rangnekar Festival Director said, “I was absolutely overwhelmed at the response and it shows that there is an appetite for such kind of discussions and events. We’re sure we will come back in the coming year and build on the response we have witnessed over the last two days.”

(Source: Rainbow LitFest)

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