23-24 November 2019

Bhubaneswar, Odisha



A very warm welcome to the 2nd edition of Vagdevi Literature Festival. The festival, unique of its kind, reflects Odisha’s vibrancy of thoughts and its engagement with the literary world.

Vagdevi LitFest2019 is woven around the concept of making the world a more inclusive place. Spotlighting Odisha’s unique cultural heritage of inclusiveness, the programme of this 1st edition of Vagdevi LitFest spans the entire spectrum, including our tribute to late Padmashree Binode Kanungo, who being a Freedom Fighter and School dropout could singlehandedly prepare the Odia Encyclopaedia, Jnanmandal.

This is a multi–disciplinary, multi–lingual event, that draws Artistes, Writers, Academicians, Scholars from Odisha as well as Poets from different parts of India.

Festival goers will have a lot of special reasons to love this festival, like meeting your favorite Authors in an informal atmosphere, discovering new talented Writers and enjoying their poetry and other literary forms, creative Photography, live Tribal Art Painting, typical Odiya cuisine to stimulate your taste buds, endless cups of hot chai on crisp winter morning and evening, live Sufi music by some of the most talented voices and many more. This festival will definitely take you into a world of new ideas and amazing experience. Read More »

From the Director's Desk

imageA very warm Welcome to the second edition of “Vagdevi Literature Festival 2019”. We are going to organize 2nd edition of Vagdevi Litfest at Bhanja Kala Mandap, Bhubaneswar on 23rd& 24th November, 2019. We are making all possible efforts to make this Literature, Art and Cultural event a memory to cherish.

Vagdevi Litfest 2019 is woven around the concept of making the world a more inclusive place, Art, Culture and Literature are the mirrors and reflections of people’s life and living. The issues that we face our everyday living are sometimes very little discussed. We are creating a platform where Thinkers, Pioneers, experts, Poets, Authors, Writers and exponents of art and culture are coming together to unveil the mystery of the world around us.

We are taking great care to invite Faculties of national and international repute to come together and glorify these two days of unique Literature Festival. The festival is multilingual, multi-disciplinary and will represent soft aspects of Art and Culture.

Festival goers will have a lot of special reasons to love this festival like meeting their favorite authors in an informal atmosphere, discovering new talented Writers, Poets, and enjoying their poetry, discovering different art and crafts of the state, enjoying thematic street plays and a special corner for book lovers.

This year’s special attraction is internationally reputed standup Comedy Performer Padmashri Surendra Sharma has accepted our invitation to stage a Show on 23rd November, 2019 evening.

This year we are encouraging the Youth of the State by holding multiple Poetry and other writing by students among high schools and College students.

For organizing such a large scale programme we need support. We request our honorable Patrons, Sponsors and Advertisers to support us, so that Odisha will experience a great, literary and cultural event. We are bringing out the second edition of our annual magazine “Aksharaa” for this occasion.

I welcome all of you to this unique Literary Festival for which I need your support and blessings.

Mamata Tripathi

Our Speakers

Adhyapak Biswaranjan
Arun Panda
Baisnaba Charan Mohanty
Bibhuti Patnaik
Chirashree Indrasingh
Col V. P. Singh
Dipak Samantarai
Dr. Itishree Sarangi
Dr. Minakshi Das
Dr. Gopa Nayak
Harvinder Kaur
Hiranmayee Mishra
Ms. Monideepa Sahu
Mrinal Chatterjee
Panchami Manoo Ukil
Paramita Satpathy
Ranjana Chopra
Ruben Banerjee
Mrs. Sarojini Sahoo


Festival Start 23rd November 2019


Festival Venue Information


Bhanja Kala Mandap (ଭଞ୍ଜ କଳା ମଣ୍ଡପ)
BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar,
Odisha 751014