International Stroytelling Festival

International Storytellers Festival

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am – November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
Central Lawns
Man Singh Rd, Near Andhra Bhavan, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011
International Storytellers Festival @ Central Lawns | New Delhi | Delhi | India


International Storytellers Festival


Date: 16thto 18th November 2018

Time: 9 am to 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Venue: Central Lawns, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi – 1



Friday, 16th November 2018

5:30 pm –Phad performance by Kalyan Joshi (India)

6:15 pm – Polish legends by Michal Malinowski (Poland)

6:30 pm – Tales from England by Xanthe Gresham (UK)

6:45 pm – The King and the Corpse (Vikram & Betal) by Godfrey Duncan, TUUP (UK)

7:00 pm – Inauguration by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

7:15 pm – Kisse, Kahani with the Mystic: Sadhguru in conversation with Mohit Chauhan

8:30 pm – Qissa Urdu ki Aakhri Daastan ka by Danish Hussain (India)


Saturday, 17th November 2018

5:00 pm –Indian Folktales by Navin Pangti (India)

5:30 pm – Tales from the Rain Forest by Gofrey Duncan, TUUP (UK)

6:00 pm –Bapu ki kahani by Shaguna Gahilote (India)

7:00pm –Powada, tales of Shivaji by Samrat Shri Adinath Vibhute (India)
7:30 pm –Sohrab and Rustom tales from Iran by Xanthe Gresham (UK)

8:00 pm –Reimagining storytelling – panel discussion with storytellers moderated by Rachna Bisht

8:30 pm – Kisse, Kahani aur Rockstars: Imtiaz Ali, Mohit Chauhan in conversation with Prarthana Gahilote


Sunday, 18th November 2018

5:30 pm – Greek Myths by Xanthe Gresham (UK)

6:00 pm –Dolls Theatre by Sudip Gupta (India)

6:30 pm – Witches and Demons by Michal Malinowski (Poland)

7:00 pm –Pandvani by Ritu Verma (India)

7:30 pm – Ghost stories by Godfrey Duncan, TUUP (UK)

8:00 pm – Kisse, kahani aur Adakari: In conversation with Pankaj Tripathi



Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival was started in 2010 under the aegis of UNESCO as part of the Ghummakkad Narain – Travelling Literature Fesitval by Nivesh and HHACH. India’s first and only oral storytelling fest was started with the aim to preserve, promote and celebrate the traditional form of storytelling.


Evening sessions are open to public.




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