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Sangri~la DArjeeling Lit Fest 1.0


Day 2 and 3 of SDLF will be organized at Basundhara – ‘the Shantiniketan of Siliguri’
Surrounded by number of educational institutions – Basundhara – was started decades back by the visionary philanthropist and nature-lover Sujit Raha as a parallel school of community development parallel learning pedagogy.
The 17 acre lush green natural area on the backdrop of Darjeeling hills and Mt. Kunchanjunga, dedicated for the off-school training and development programmes for the deprived and under-privileged kids, Basundhara – is the prestigious location for SDLF.
Sangri~La Book Café located at 1st Floor, Bhanu Bhkata Samiti Building, Vir Jawan Chowk, Gurung Busti, Siliguri, District – Darjeeling, West

Participate with us
Speech and Talk
  • Maglesh Dabra,Author,India
  • Ratan Thiyam,NSD Chairman,Theatre Legend
  • Dayahang Rai, Actor, Nepal
  • Sonam B Wangyal, Historian
  • Anjan Dutt, Music Genius & Filmmaker
Panel Discussions
  • Bengali Text, Mask & Post-Modern Human
  • Literature of Darjeeling – Introspection
  • Feminist Writing: Growing or Declining?
  • Is Human Dangerous to Ecology?
  • Children Literature vs. Digital World
Panel Discussions
  • Bazar vs. Hindi
  • Text vs. Context: English Writing Today
  • Bangey Hat: Darjeeling Tales – Travel, Heritage & Life
  • Nepal & Darjeeling – Mars & Venus?
  • Is Art-Life Dying? – Art, Politics & Life
Panel Discussions
  • Youth, New Age Media & Real World – Dynamics of Gap
  • Local Film Making -Hobby or Responsibility?
  • Development vs. Destruction – North Bengal in Focus
  • Professional Journalism vs. Vested Journalism

To deliver quality, dynamic
and pro-active literary activism.

This fest aims at reviving the lost glory of Darjeelingian-Narrative in a creative manner.The eminent litterateurs, artists, intellectuals, performers from neighbouring states and countries will give their significant presence to witness the times of Darjeeling reflected onto the creative mirror.


Open your voice

  • Jam
  • Open Mic Poetry Session

Book Release

your love of reading

  • Bharatiya Nepali Nari Sahityakar – Leela Luitel
  •  Hangover- Mohan Thakuri
  • Khurmi – Khusenra Rai
  • Ek Haraf Bato-Shailika Chettri
  • Children Books-Mukti Upadhyay

Book Cover Launch

Here it comes

  • Nepali Editions of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)
  • The Free Voice (Ravish Kumar)


Pleasing Melody

  • Rap by ‘Dewa’
  • Contemporary Darjeelingey Music by ‘Teestey Fistey’ Band

Let us join the event and make this memorable

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