July 15, 2021

Book Launch: Fifty-five Pillars, Red Walls

Join us for the launch of the translation of Usha Priyamvada’s iconic first novel ‘Pachpan Khambe Lal Deewarein’. Deftly translated by Daisy Rockwell as ‘Fifty-five Pillars, Red Walls’, the book is published by Speaking Tiger as a part of a series of translations supported by JSW Group and Indian Novels Collective. Daisy Rockwell would be in conversation with Hindi poet and writer Anamika on Thursday, 15 July 2021, 7 p.m. The initiative and the book would be introduced by Shinjini Kumar, co-founder of Indian Novels Collective.

The event would be streamed live on our Facebook and Twitter handles.

January 23, 2021

Inclusivity in Indian Literature

On Saturday, 23 January 2021, Indian Novels Collective in collaboration with Belongg, hosted a day-long online festival on inclusivity in Indian-language literature, that witnessed participation from different quarters. Read on, to know more.

February 19, 2020

O Lalla, O Lal Ded, O Lalleshwari!

Here’s a look at the finale of Lal Ded presented by Mita Vasisht, in collaboration with Indian Novels Collective, at G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mumbai.

July 5, 2019

The Monsoon Reading of Mohan Rakesh’s ‘Ashaad Ka Ek Din’

On Friday, July 5 2019, the monsoon reading of ‘Ashaad Ka Ek Din’ — the first modern Hindi play by Mohan Rakesh held at Jindal Mansion was attended by a motley group of theatre lovers. The audience got a feel of the play through the mesmerising reading by three renowned artists— Ram Gopal Bajaj, Meeta Vasisht and Priyanka Setia. The event also paid tribute to Girish Karnad— the revered playwright. Here’s a glimpse into the event.

March 16, 2019

Indian Novels Collective at The Women’s Writers Fest

Moderated by Ashwani Kumar, the panel comprised, Annie Zaidi, a prolific writer across several genres including reportage, fiction, drama and comics, Anjali Purohit, artist, writer, poet, translator and curator who has just translated Bahinabai’s Ovis into English and Anuradha Parikh, our core group member and an architect and filmmaker.

February 8, 2019

Celebrated in Song: Portraits of Women in Fiction and Music @KGAF20

We are back at the Kala Ghoda Festival with a unique experience tying music with literature. Singer and musician, Vidya Shah and actress Priyanka Setia will bring alive three women characters, exhibiting the portraits of these characters through readings from the novels and songs.

December 16, 2018

Musical Readings with Priyanka Setia and Yuki Ellias

Indian Novels Collective’s houseful event at the Times Lit Fest 2018 had Yuki Ellias read excerpts from Manik Bandyopadhyay’s novel, Padma Nadir Majhi and Priyanka Setia read portions from Usha Priyamvada’s novel, Pachpan Khambhe Laal Deewarein which was interspersed with musical notes of the flute and violin.

July 31, 2018

Remembering Munshi Premchand

Indian Novels Collective celebrated the 138th birthday of one of India’s most iconic writers – Munshi Premchand – on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Seven Islands Cafe, Jindal Mansion.

June 23, 2018

Telling and Retelling

At the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Indian Novels Collective brought audiences readings from popular Indian novels. Neena Gupta read from Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda, a novella by Dharamveer Bharti, Vivek Oberoi from Chimmeen by T S Pillai and Priyanka Setia from Pinjar by Amrita Pritam.

June 22, 2018

Literature As Folk Tradition

At The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018, we explored the word that is almost lost to this audience because it does not get written.Three genres from India were highlighted in the evening’s performance – the earthy and energetic Bidesia from Bhojpuri, Hindustani Classical Music in the form of Ovis of Bhanibai and Laavni and finally Mithali folk.

June 19, 2018

Launch of Indian Novels Collective

On 22 September 2017, at Jindal Mansion, we launched the initiative with readings by Sangita Jindal, Neena Gupta, Shekhar Gupta, Prabodh Parikh and many more.