Welcome and introductions by Dilip Menon
Excerpt performance from the play Dance like a Man by Mahesh Dattani
Final Resolutions – Mahesh Dattani & Craig Higginson discuss contemporary text based theatre and its reflection on society and its travails.
Historical Fiction – Jaishree Misra & Pumla Gqola explore historical characters through their novels.
The Crises of Democracy – MJ Akbar & Antony Altbeker explore the contradictions in democracy and the need to address this in the context of South Africa and India – both multi cultural, multi racial and faced with economic challenges which need attention.
Poetry on Water – Jeet Thayil & Veronique Tadjo explore, perform and entertain playing off each other’s work and reflecting the societies they come from.
Aftertaste – A freewheeling discussion between Namita Devidayal & Dilip Menon on contemporary Indian literature and the rich heritage of regional writing which is growing in India.