Literary Arts and Heritage Forum
NIAS Literary, Art and Heritage Forum aims to facilitate the appreciation, promotion and study of crucial cultural and artistic aspects. In addition to lectures and book readings, the Forum aims to hold screenings of films and to promote art appreciation related to exhibitions.
Earlier events include a lecture by eminent writer and former IAS officer Achala Moulik-Moses, screening of the historical documentary film ‘Curse of Talakad’ by Sashi Sivaraman, a talk coinciding with the exhibition on the Indian miniatures of the Fontaine Fables at the Alliance Francaise, Bangalore, by Dr Jean-Marie Lafont, a reading of translations of Sindhi Sufi poetry by Anju Makhija and a DVD presentation and discussion on Yakshagana theatre of Karnataka by Prof Malavika Kapur.
The Forum held its first seminar in November 2007, sponsored by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, entitled ‘Sangam: Interactions of Poetry and Theatre’.
28th February 2014 onwards the Heritage Programme is renamed as 'Heritage, Science and Society Programme' to better reflect ongoing activities and prospective interests concerning science and societal engagement. The diverse topics of cultural interest and of interest to science and culture, science and society, including literature, the arts and aspects of heritage are discussed in this Forum.
Sharada Srinivasan and Sangeetha Menon are the Coordinators of NIAS Literary, Arts and Heritage Forum.