Kitaab Kitaab

The two-day long International Literary Festival in collaboration with ‘Kitaab’, Singapore was inaugurated on 7th April, 2018 at Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University. The Fest witnessed a confluence of many luminaries from the academic and cultural field. Mr. Zafar Anjum, founder of ‘Kitaab’, Mr. Shishir Sharma (actor), Sudeep Sen, Miniya Chatterji, Kavitha Rao, Dr. Surya Prasad Dixit and Mr. Yogesh Praveen to name a few of the icons. The theme of the festival was ‘Micro Literature in the age of Social Media’. It also was the launch pad of the best Asian short stories and short films by ‘Filmwallas’. There was also a screening of a short film "More Chai Please" by Mr. Zafar Anjum.

The International Literary Festival, organized in collaboration with 'Kitaab', Singapore at Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University (SRMU), stands as a beacon for literary enthusiasts, bringing together writers, poets, and thinkers from diverse cultural backgrounds. This collaborative endeavor serves as a unique platform where the worlds of Indian and Southeast Asian literature converge, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and narratives. Through engaging panel discussions, book readings, and interactive sessions, the festival provides a space for authors and literary luminaries to share their insights, creative processes, and perspectives on the evolving landscape of literature in the region.

The collaboration between SRMU and 'Kitaab' not only amplifies the literary discourse within the academic community but also expands the horizons of cultural exchange. By hosting this international literary festival, SRMU demonstrates its commitment to promoting a global perspective on literature and nurturing a literary ecosystem that transcends geographical boundaries. The event celebrates the diversity of voices and stories, creating an intellectual and creative hub where the written word becomes a bridge between cultures, fostering mutual understanding and appreciation for the rich tapestry of literary expressions from India and Southeast Asia.