Odisha Media info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd and Odisha Diary Foundation (ODF) organizing annual Kalinga Literary Festival every year to celebrate this creative spirit of the Bhubaneswar and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside of Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, lawmakers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life will immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favorite authors and works. Several eminent literary and film personalities are scheduled to attend the event.
On 2017 Kalinga Literary Festival introduce Mystic Kalinga. In the first edition of Mystic Kalinga, we had several illustrious personalities sharing their ideas on different aspects of literature. They brought their local, regional, national and international experience to the platform and engaged with the cross-sections of the audience.
Leading national and global names in literary circle are like Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra , Dr. Kedarnath Singh, Ramakanta Ratha, Jayanta Mohapatra, Piyush Mishra, Bhalchandra Nemade, H.S. Shivprakash, Haldhar Nag, Dr. Pratibha Ray , Satyanand Nirupam, Ravish Kumar, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Haraprasad Das, Mark Tully, Sushma Seth, Roopa Ganguly, Prof. Ashok Chakradhar, Paramita Satapathy, Dr. Mrinal Chaterjee, Sabyasachi Mahapatra, Vineet Kumar, Grindranath Jha and others were joined the first edition Mystic Kalinga which held at Mayfair Hotel, Bhubaneswar.
From the Carnal to the Cosmic: A Celebration of Bhakti Poetry
Mystic Kalinga: A Festival of Verse, Music, Dance and Discussion
This festival is a celebration of bhakti – that great tearing disruptive experience of human longing. A longing so all-encompassing that it has often blurred the divide between the sacred and the sensual, the erotic and the existential, the human and the divine. In a festival that is both celebratory and exploratory, the aim is not merely to discuss bhakti, but to distil its very essence. And hence the remarkable diversity of modes and styles at this festival. Poets, dancers, storytellers and musicians are as integral to this unique event as scholars and academics. The conversations it seeks to initiate are not merely through word, but through movement and melody, song and silence. The result is a mélange of poetry readings, lectures, music concerts, panel discussions and dance performances by some of the most exciting artists, seekers and scholars of our times.