India Writes Back Lecture Series: “The Yellow Sparrow: Memoir of a Transgender”, Talk by Santa Khurai, eminent writer and Queer Activist.
Santa Khurai is a Gender-rights activist, writer, and artist from Manipur, India. Writing poems and stories on queer issues is one of her many passions. In her book The Yellow Sparrow: Memoir of a Transgender, she documents her troubles and recounts the story of her life - an inspiring saga of how the indomitable human spirit can overcome seemingly impossible odds.
Let’s Talk Film- Talk 11: “Framing the Story”A curated discussion with Ajith Kumar Balagopalan, Editor and Filmmaker By Anand Haridas, media person
Ajithkumar B. is one of the leading editors in Malayalam film industry. He has worked with masters like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Rajeev Ravi and Jairaj. He has been decorated with national and State awards for editing for various films. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Ajithkumar has created a distinct space for his body of work. His directorial debut ‘Eada’ (Here)
was also noticed for its depiction of human relations set against political realities of northern Kerala.
CSRF Lecture: “It’s better to die than be disabled”: An Introduction to Disability Studies by Dr Mansi Grover
Cultural Studies Research Forum
[CSRF] is non-profit initiative started by
VALLATH in 2021.
It aims to promote free public
lectures & discussions in various aspects
of research. It is to increase the awareness of
students in cultural studies.
CSRF is the happening place to gather
and experience a rich diversity such as
new literature, multidisciplinary studies,
latest theoretical terminology, poetry, dance, food, music etc.
Here our invited respected resource person talks on their topics and also we offer a space for interactions with participants at the end of the talk.
Let’s Talk Film- Talk 10: “Body as a Language”A curated discussion with Daminee Basu, Actor and Trainer By Anand Haridas, media person
Daminee Basu is a trained singer and actor. She has been doing theatre for the last 35 years and worked with leading theatre personalities. In films, she has worked with stalwarts like Rituparno Ghosh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kaushik Ganguly, Shoojit Sircar and Srijit Mukherji, to name a few. She is also an acting coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation and a guest faculty for IIM - Calcutta and the National School of Drama.
Let’s Talk Film- Talk 09: “Tales from the Fringes”
Vidhu Vincent is an Indian film director, writer, journalist and theatre activist from Kerala. She made her feature film debut with the Malayalam film Manhole, which won the Award for Best Director at the 47th Kerala State Film Awards, the first woman to win a State Award in the category. The film was also featured in the “International competition” section of the 21st International Film Festival of Kerala, making Vidhu Vincent the first woman from Kerala to have a film screened in the history of the festival. At the festival, the film won two awards – the FIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam Film and the “Silver Crow Pheasant Award” (Best Debutant Director). It also won the John Abraham award (special mention), instituted by the Kerala chapter of the Federation of Film Societies of India. Vidhu Vincent then directed the film Standup, raising another socially relevant issue - of gender equality. Her third film Viral Sebi, currently being exhibited in different film festivals, speaks about the issue of borders and nationalities.
YouTube Lecture: E@6 Videopedia- Indian Literature
Experience a captivating exploration of India's rich literary heritage with "E@6 Indian literature Videopedia" on our YouTube channel. Delve into weekly uploads every Sunday, where each video unveils fascinating aspects of Indian literature, culture, history, and beyond. Join us on a visual journey that celebrates the diverse tapestry of our Indian authors.
Winning Smiles: Dr. Kalyani Vallath in Conversation with Ms. Neelu Kohli
Catch Kalyani Vallath live in conversation with renowned actor Ms. Neelu Kohli on January 11, 8 PM.
Just Released: Authors of World Literature- Birthday Calendar Diary
Introducing our Author's birthday calendar and diary, curated for literature enthusiasts! Immerse yourself in the world of words with author birthdays and literary insights. This diary is more than pages; it's a companion celebrating the richness of literature. Uncover the stories behind the authors as you embark on a year of literary discovery.