THANKS TO ALL FOR AN INCREDIBLE SANSKRITI BOOK FAIR WITH SHOBHA DE. PICTURES, VIDEO, ARTICLES COMING SOON. PANORAMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW. TILL NEXT YEAR - KEEP READING & WRITING!
Calcutta Club USA presents the 4th Annual
A Novel Indian Book Fair & Lit Fest in North America
Parker Damon Building
Meriam McCarthy Towne School
11 Charter Road, Acton MA 01720
Saturday, June 23, 12 PM - 5 PM
|12:00 pm||Sanskriti 2018 Book Fair Opens||Welcome by Calcutta Club USA Members|
Dr Boria Majumdar Sports Journalist/Academician/Historian
|Onside with Boria
An open chat with Boria Majumdar by Trinanjan Sengupta on the experience of co-authoring cricket books by legends like Sachin Tendukar & Sourav Ganguly and other sports journalism
|1:00 pm||Dr Maya Jasanoff Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard Univ
Recent Book: The Dawn Watch
|World of Art Collectors in India during the British Raj
Interview by Dr Ujjayant Chakravorty, Professor of Economics at Tufts University
Keynote Speaker: Shobha De Novelist/Journalist/Opinion Shaper
|From Seventeen to Seventy: Age is what you make of it. A free wheeling discussion with audience interaction. Moderated by Dr Arundhati Tuli Banerjee, Sr Director of Global Initiatives and Resource Development, MIT||Main Stage|
|From America with Love
A fascinating spin on different aspects of infatuation - of people, place and culture from the perspective of three US based authors.
Moderated by Thomas Arul, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Expicient
|3:00 pm||Chitro Neogy, Convener, Sanskriti 2017 Book Fair & Co-Founder, Calcutta Club USA||Vote of thanks and Sponsor Recognition
Invitation to Senator Jamie Eldridge and Congressional Candidate Beej Das to share thoughts
|New Authors and Immigrant Experiences
Anchored by Jharna Madan
|3:45 pm||William Dalrymple Author/Historian, JLF Festival Director
Recent Book: Kohinoor
The Kohinoor and its history
Moderated by Chitro Neogy
|4:15 pm||Visiting Authors Panel
(Shobha De, Kushanava Choudhury, Dipika Mukherjee)
|The Final Verdict: Publishing in a digital age
Moderated by Satish Jha, Co-founder Janasatta, Indian Express Group & Chair, OLPC in India
|5:00 pm||Sanskriti 2018 Closes|
Many thanks to our key sponsors:
NEW FOR Sanskriti 2018 - Panorama Story Writing Contest
Congratulations to the winners of Panorama Contest, where top submissions were selected by our visiting authors Shobha De, Kushanava Choudhury, Dipika Mukherjee and Falguni Kothari.
Adult Category (18+)
Jaya Brata Bose (Winner) for Hemanto (English)
Samhita Gupta (Runner Up) for Sita (English)
Shaukat Ajmeri (Third Place) for Day of Reckoning (English)
Junior Category (13 - 18)
No awards were given for insufficient submissions
Childrens Category (Under 12)
Vanshika Kumar (Winner) for Menace City (English)
No additional awards for insufficient submissions
Other stories selected for publication
Nethra Prasanna for Inquilab Zindabad (English/Junior)
Shamita Behl for A Night in that Compartment (English/Adult)
Swapna Ray for I love You (Bengali/Adult)
Sajal Banerjee for Sikarokti (Bengali/Adult)
Mahua Sen for Molli (Bengali/Adult)
Aaria Nagpal for The Magical Bakery (English/Children)
Moushumi Chakrabarty for Silver (English/Adult)
Rahul Ray for Cha Bonam Jol-Batasha (Bengali/Adult)
Meet New Authors - a number of Indian origin authors from New England and beyond will showcase their creations in booths - come and visit them and get your signed copy.
Look for new book releases from India and grab them while they last. You will also find great deals on many past evergreen titles at 20%-50% off.
Dr Gouri Datta welcomes you to the Lekhoni Bengali Writers Tables to meet a team of talented writers and peruse their recent publications.
Fascinating Indian Food catered by Madras Grill! You can buy discounted lunch tickets as part of your registration.
Live Art by Giridhar Pottepalem & Unique Jewelry by Junk Trunk will be other attractions.
Please attend with family and immerse yourself in deep nostalgic bliss! Every minute of the novel program is valuable, so please arrive before noon!
Sanskriti 2018 will be the Fourth Annual Calcutta Club Book Fair and Litfest in Boston organized by Calcutta Club USA. It is a novel literary event across North America.
The club had organized the debut Sanskriti book fair and lit fest in 2015 with key authors including Dr Shashi Tharoor, Ms Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Mish Michaels and Indu Sundareshan. In 2016, our stalwart speakers included Dr Amit Chaudhuri, Ms Shobha De, Srijato, Dr Sam Pitroda, Bratati Bandyopadhyay and the Honorable Ambassador of India, Mr Arun Singh. Last year, we had the great fortune to hear from a host of notable authors including Dr Shashi Tharoor in person, Devdutt Pattanaik, Chitra Banerjee Divakaru, Arunava Sinha, Sanjoy Roy and Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay to mention just a few. We expect to have a new set of trending writers speaking in Sanskriti 2018.