Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform (MILAP) is the annual literature and arts festival hosted in Manipal, Karnataka. MILAP is a platform for the celebration of the arts – literary, performing and visual. The festival is inspired by the long-standing efforts of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) to promote appreciation of literature and culture, whether through the prolific publishing activities of Manipal University Press, or the dynamic initiatives of the TMA Pai Chair for Indian Literature. MILAP is open and free of cost to the local community as well as readers and art lovers across the world.