Resource Persons 2018

Charu Nivedita

Charu Nivedita is a postmodern, transgressive Tamil writer, based in Chennai. There is an invisible ban on his writings in the Tamil milieu, whereas he is widely translated into Malayalam in nearby Kerala (Read More).

Deepa Ganesh

Deepa Ganesh works as Deputy Editor at The Hindu, Bangalore. A student of literature and the arts, Deepa has been closely involved in translation work (Read More).

G Rajashekhar

G Rajashekhar is a writer and literary critic based in Udupi. His works include Kagodu Satyagraha: An account of peasants’ movement of 1948 (Read More).

Janit Temkar





Janit Temkar is a theatre artist and music arranger. He has been a part of Gillo Repertory Theatre for several years (Read More).

Jayant Kaikini

Jayant Kaikini, Kannada poet, short story writer, columnist and playwright with six short story volumes,  five poetry collections, three collections of non-fiction,  and three plays to his credit (Read More).

Keatan .P. Jadhav






Keatan. P. Jadhav has performed as an actor in over fifty-five plays staged across India, he has also directed and written plays in Hindi, Marathi and Konkani (Read More).

K V Akshara

Born 24th April 1960, Akshara K V got his BA in literature at Sagara, and then got theatre training at National School of Drama, New Delhi and MA in theatre arts from the Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, UK (Read More).

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan





Ramakrishnan Ramanathan known as Ramu Ramanathan is a Mumbai-based journalist, playwright and poet. His book 3, Sakina Manzil and Other Plays is a collection of eight Indian plays in English which has been published by Orient Blackswan (Read More).

S Diwakar





Diwakar, a well known Kannada writer, has published over 30 books of short fiction, poetry, essays, columns, translations and literary criticism. As a journalist, he has served as a reporter (Read More).

Sameer Dublay

Sameer Dublay is a professional vocalist of the Hindustani classical tradition. He has performed extensively in India across major cities like Pune, Mumbai, Baroda, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Bengaluru, etc (Read More).

Shaili Sathyu






Shaili Sathyu is the Artistic Director of Gillo Repertory Theatre, an organization that specializes in Theatre for Young Audiences.  She has directed and produced more than 15 plays for different age groups (Read More).

Sriparna Chatterjee







Sriparna Chatterjee is a singer and has been performing with Gillo Repertory Theatre for over a year. She has trained in Hindustani classical music (Read More).

Tejashree J. N.






Tejashree J. N. is a well-known poet, translator and educator from Hassan, Karnataka. She has a post-graduate degree in English and a Post Graduate Diploma in translation. She has taught English for more than a decade (Read More).

T P Ashoka






T P Ashoka is a well-known critic and scholar in Kannada who has been teaching and writing on literature, film and theatre for the last four decades. Apart from teaching English language and literature in an autonomous college in Sagar (Read More).