Over 500 writers and thinkers from India and from various foreign countries including Austria, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Spain, France, Sri Lanka, and Ireland will participate in over 250 brainstorming sessions spread over four days in five venues.
The central theme will be ‘dissent’. ‘No Democracy without Dissent’ will be theme of the third edition of the KLF. The circumstances of extreme intolerance and diverse kinds of violence that India- along with many other countries- is now passing through foreground the necessity of democratic opposition and the assertion of basic civil and human rights.
KLF is conceived as an open platform for dialogue, dissent and discussion, the spaces for which seem to have been shrinking over the years. It is also a space for the Malayalam writers of three generations to meet and debate issues and evaluate the recent transformations in idiom and sensibility. It enables writers and thinkers in Kerala to interact with their coevals in other parts of India and of the world.