All over the world, the spaces for freedom of expression, debates, dissent, creativity and human rights are shrinking. It is not the question of right or left, or right or wrong; but of the fundamental human right to existence and fearless expression. However, hope is illumined, when despite confining forces and stifling circumstances, the Letter triumphantly transcends borders and manipulated divisions, and outlives parochial and bigoted sentiments by championing human imagination and harmony.
‘Shrinking Spaces; Transcending Letters’ attempts to identify and celebrate the cognitive efforts to resist the sustained onslaught on democratic discourse, and elevates the Letter, which has and continues to inspire literature across cultures and civilisations.
"MBIFL '20", the third edition, is also a celebration of the liberating scope of reimagining and unleashing our innate spark of artistic, cultural and creative forces. In this short span, it has established itself in the cultural calendar of Kerala, itself a secular encapsulation of the inclusive syncretic tradition of India.