Publishing Next in association with the Goa Art and Literature Festival is organizing a series of panel discussions on topics that concern the publishing industry in India. Established in 2011, Publishing Next has, over the years, organized annual conferences that include panel discussions, workshops, and masterclasses. It has been its effort to get the best practitioners in the Indian publishing industry to sit together and lay bare the problems and challenges faced by Indian publishers and allied service providers. These panel discussions, scheduled for 7th December 2018, at the International Centre, Goa, is another step in that direction.
To Tell or Not To Tell :
Dealing with the ‘difficult’ in books for young readers
(9:30am - 10:25am)
Indian Language Literature at the Global Table
(10:30am - 11:25am)
If recent successes like Ghachar Ghochar and One Part Woman are anything to go by, it seems like the world is receptive to Indian literature. One wonders, however, if there is still a missing piece that needs attention. The panel will discuss if Indian publishers are equipped to make the most of the opportunity that this interest in Indian literature presents, and what, if anything it will take for other Indian language books in translation to find a larger acceptance globally, and replicate these recent successes.