Kovalam literary festival to start from October 10

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015,16:52 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Well known writer, thinker and former civil servant Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will deliver the eight K.C John memorial lecture at the Kovalam Literary festival beginning here on October 10. 

He will be speaking on Punishing By Death, on the folly of the death penalty. He was one of the anti-death penalty campaigners who appeared before the Law Commission which recently recommended taking away the death penalty apart from terrorism related cases.
The Kovalam Literary Festival is coming back to Thiruvananthapuram after a two year break with a star line up of speakers including Mr Gopal Gandhi and Mr Rajdeep Sardesai at the VJT Hall on October ten. According founder director Binoo K John well known television anchor anchor Rajdeep Sardesai will talk about the 2014 elections, the subject of his book and will take it through to the forth coming Bihar elections. Kiran Nagarkar, perhaps India’s top novelist writer in English now, will read from the last of his Ravan and Eddie trilogy which has just been released.
Akshaya Mukul, author of the phenomenal buzz book of this year, Gita Press and the Rise of Hindu India, will talk about the origins and rapid growth of the Hindu extreme right in India. Akshaya Mukul presents us with a rare treasure trov. Book will greatly enhance out knowledge and understanding of the disturbing situation India finds itself in today, Arundhati Roy says about the book.


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