Vidyapath's Children Literature Festival
Join us for London’s only Children’s Literary Festival bringing you stories and authors from the Indian sub-continent, and beyond. A day of unique experiences for children (and adults!), featuring:
* Talks & workshops by famous children’s authors, * Special guest Shrabani Basu: Author, Victoria and Abdul ,* Presenting WOKA – a YouTube channel of short stories
* Illustration and art workshops, * Theatrical performances, *Yoga session for kids, *Book stall by Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill
* Indian street food by Curry on Naanstop, *Slime making, face painting, hair braiding, henna and lots more…
India at 70: Opportunities and Insights for Business
As India marks 70 years of independence, Vidyapath and the Aditya Birla India Centre at the London Business School invite you to a stimulating discussion on India at 70: Opportunities and Insights for Business. We are delighted to host the High Commissioner of India to the UK, His Excellency YK Sinha as our keynote speaker for the event, followed by a panel discussion with knowledgeable speakers covering a spectrum of expertise from business, policy-making and academia.
Vidyapath is excited to bring a Diwali Bazaar special for kids and adults with lots of stalls from Indian street food, Indian clothes to henna and special Diwali story telling for kids.
Ek Mulakat: Pratishtha Singh
Indian Author of Hindi book, Voter Mata ki Jai exploring the influence of women in politics. Pratishtha presented interesting insights busting popular myths
In conversation with Sonal Mansingh
In conversation with Sonal Mansingh, world’s leading Guru Bharatanatyam and Odissi dancer – talking about her journey and inspirations
In Conversation with Victor Mallet
Mallet’s book delves into the religious, historical, and biological mysteries of the Ganges, and explains how Hindus can simultaneously revere and abuse their national river. Victor Mallet is a journalist and author for three decades covering from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, for Reuters and the Financial Times.
Salil Tripathi will moderate the event.
Registration from 5.30pm
Inglorious Empire Official UK Book Launch
On the 5th March 2017, we hosted the UK book launch of Inglorious Empire by Dr Shashi Tharoor as our inaugural event.
Literary traditions in India are deep rooted, representing thousands of years of language and culture. On that foundation, we announce our first event. Dr Shashi Tharoor is a prominent Indian politician, award-winning author and former high-ranking UN official. We will be hosting Dr Tharoor for an invite-only event at the Royal Over-Seas League in St James’ for the launch of his new book Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India. A packed event saw a fresh perspective on a controversial topic, a riveted audience and several high-profile attendees.