OotyLitFest 2023: From Sudha Murthy To Aamir Khan & More Headliners, Immerse In A Feast Of Words & Nature!

by Mallika Khurana
OotyLitFest 2023: From Sudha Murthy To Aamir Khan & More Headliners, Immerse In A Feast Of Words & Nature!

Prepare to be enchanted as we embark on a literary journey like no other. The Ooty Literary Festival, affectionately known as OotyLitFest, is back for its seventh edition. It is all set to transport you to the picturesque town of Ooty on October 6-7, 2023. This year, the festival promises to be a grand celebration. It will honour Ooty’s bicentennial while unfurling the vibrant tapestry of its literature, culture, history, and heritage. But OotyLitFest 2023 is not your typical literary gathering. It’s a multifaceted experience that delves into the heart of Ooty. 

Ooty Literary Festival Is Here For Its 7th Edition

 

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As you step into this world of words and wonder, you’ll find yourself engaged in vital dialogues. Get ready for intellectual discussions with celebrated authors, live interactions, exhibitions, artistic presentations, and an eclectic mix of Indian classical, blues, and jazz concerts. The hills of Ooty will come alive with the vibrant energy of creativity and culture. It will truly offer an experience that goes beyond the confines of traditional literature.

 

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Over the years, OotyLitFest has established itself as a vital platform for showcasing, preserving, and promoting Tamil Nadu’s literature. In keeping with this mission, the festival will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award upon Thiru. Perumal Murugan is a leading figure in Tamil Nadu’s literary world. He is being recognised for his steadfast commitment to education and the fostering of literary arts and culture in the state, even in the face of adversity.

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Get Ready For A Spectacular Literary Affair

 

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This year’s edition boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including renowned personalities such as Aamir Khan, Apsara Reddy, Javed Akhtar, Jerry Pinto, Kalki Koechlin, Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, Mansoor Khan, Sudha Murty, and many others. Their engaging dialogues, speeches, and discussions promise to add depth and insight to the festival’s offerings.

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OotyLitFest 2023 aims to be an all-encompassing cultural event. It will reach out to diverse communities with a special focus on engaging students and youth. The festival includes a wide range of programs, including:

  • The World Of Words At Nilgiri Library: This literary gathering brings together renowned authors, historians, film personalities, business leaders, and conservationists for discussions, storytelling, and exploration of thought-provoking issues.
  • Igniting Minds In The Courtyard: Designed for young minds, this segment features accomplished speakers guiding youth on engaging with the natural world and their inner selves.
  • Remembering & Reimagining Nilgiri’s Socio-Cultural History: An exhibition offering a visual journey through the evolving landscape of the Nilgiris over the past 200 years, curated by Jenny Pinto.
  • An Artist Re-creates The Magic Of Ooty: Celebrated cartoonist Paul Fernandes showcases his unique old illustrations that capture the essence of Ooty at The Nilgiri Library.
  • Hills Come Alive With Music: Musical extravaganzas featuring leading musicians performing Blues, Sufi, and Jazz against the backdrop of the setting sun over the Nilgiri hills.

This festival isn’t just about words; it’s a celebration of nature, culture, and the blend of the two. Register now!

Where: Ooty, Tamil Nadu
When:  6th and 7th October

Cover Image Courtesy: Ooty Literary Festival/Website and Aamir Khan/Isntagram