In its fourth edition, the four-day festival is set to feature over 90 speakers and performers in 20 languages and dialects across 21 sessions.
The festival hosted by the India Habitat Centre is themed on 'Translation's Transnations' with focus on Indian languages that have a transnational presence like Bangla, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, English, Hindi, Konkani, Malayalam, Punjabi and Sanskrit.
For the first time, since its debut, the event includes line up of host writers from other Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh etc.
“The 'Samanvay Bhasha Samman 2014' is set to be conferred upon leading Hindi poet and writer Ashok Vajpeyi for his lifetime contribution to Hindi and Indian literature", organizers said.
Sessions at the festival include - The Information War; A Tryst with Modernity; Words without Borders; Imagining Pardes; Kiska Sheher, Kiski Zubaan; Displacement, Pathos, Songs; One Language, Two Countries.
Altaf Tyrewala, Anvar Ali, Arunava Sinha, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Asad Zaidi, Badri Narayan, CS Lakshmi, Darain Shahidi, Fakrul Alam, Gillian Wright, Harrish Iyer, Jerry Pinto, Koushiki Dasgupta, K Satchidanandan, Melvyn Rodrigues, Madan Gopal Singh, Mrityunjay, Namvar Singh, Rudranarayan Panigrahi, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Saurabh Shukla, Swanand Kirkire, Syed Samsul Haq, Surabhi Sharma and Vinay Pathak are among those set to attend the event.
Announcing the Festival, Rakesh Kacker, Festival Director, Samanvay said, "We are happy that in last three years, we have
been able to make Samanvay a platform of diverse and unique voices from Indian languages and dialects.”
"As earlier, we hope to bring voices of dissent and agreement, hope and despair, anger and calm together to forge dialogues and partnerships that question and celebrate our ideas of each other and find ways of sustaining the unique diversity that constitutes our culture," he added.

Creative directors of the festival are Satyanand Nirupam and Giriraj Kiradoo.
National Book Trust is a collaborator for Samanvay 2014 and Delhi Press, Pratilipi Books are partnering the event.
The first three editions of the festival featured 20 languages presented by more than 150 writers.
The inaugural edition of 'Samanvay' (2011) tried to explore the problematic of bringing various literatures under the master signifier: 'Indian' and the mysterious bond that makes these various literatures at once distinct and collective.
In 2012, the festival  moved on to highlight and discover the heritage of Indian languages through the strain of 'Boli, Baani, Bhasha: Gaon, Kasba, Shehar.'     

In 2013 the theme 'Jodti Zubanein, Judti Zubanein: Language Connections' aimed at discussing the various kinds of dialogues across 'regional' languages and their multifaceted interaction with the 'national' languages Hindi and English.

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