Celebration of Indian

Malayalam and world literature

The 3-day festival brought together over 100 international and Indian writers and speakers from over 10 countries. The debut event was dubbed to be a success with distinguished conversations, augmented reality sessions, impromptu performances and workshops. It was a celebration of the inherited syncretic culture and an initiative to bring out the power of letters.



Sabin Iqbal


Sabin Iqbal is a journalist with nearly 20 years of experience in national and international newspapers and magazines. As Editorial Director, he was a member of the core team of the first edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale. As Senior Editor of Tehelka in Delhi, he was in charge of the weekly editions of the magazine, and wrote a number of features on politics, culture and literature. Before joining Tehelka, Sabin was with Business India as Senior Asst. Editor.

During his stint with newspapers and magazines in the UAE, he has travelled to many countries on assignment to cover major sports events and interacted with global personalities. Passionate about literature and cricket, Sabin believes in the dynamics of urbanisation and the role of art and culture in sustainable development. Sabin is a published poet and an aspiring novelist.

2018 speakers

Josy Joseph
N P Ullekh