Bharat Shakti

"India is the Bharat Shakti, the living energy of a great spiritual conception and fidelity to it is the very principle of her existence."

-Sri Aurobindo

India celebrates 75 years of her Independence this year. Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary in the same year is no coincidence. Many sacrificed their lives for India’s independence, while others chose to spend decades in jail, forsaking a life of comfort and luxury. There were still others whose entire lives revolved around the freedom struggle. Countless freedom fighters contributed immensely by working at the regional levels, but many of them are hardly recognized. These unsung hero warriors, who spearheaded the freedom struggle on the ground, deserve the same respect as their national counterparts.

Keeping this in mind, the Pondy Lit Fest will pay tribute to Sri Aurobindo and many other hero warriors from South India, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our motherland.

But is paying tribute to freedom fighters enough while celebrating such an important milestone in India’s trajectory? We certainly cannot leave it at that. India’s journey of seventy-five years, in every walk of life, deserves to be celebrated as well. We have excelled in diverse areas, which we could look into: space research, science, literature, art, infrastructure, vaccines/pharma, sports, economic growth, politics, policy, religious matters, history, temples, spirituality, heritage, culture. It is in this spirit that the Pondy Lit Fest celebrates Freedom 75 with a grand event marking Independence Day and Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Anniversary.

The Pondy Lit Fest Thanks Our Partners


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Organizers

Indologue

 
 
Partha Hariharan
managing director
Alo Sud
director
Ajit Datta
director

Our Advisors


 
Anand Ranganathan
Anand Ranganathan

Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Author, Columnist

Arvindan Neelakandan
Arvindan Neelakandan

Author
 

 
 
Sampadananda Mishra
Sampadananda Mishra

Professor at Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Sanskrit Scholar

Sanjeev Sanyal
Sanjeev Sanyal

Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Economist, Writer

 
 
S G Suryah
S G Suryah

Author, Lawyer,
Public Speaker, Youth Leader

Ma Venkatesan
Ma Venkatesan

Chairman, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Govt. of India

 

Social Media


Pondy Lit Fest:Prof. Sampadananda Mishra spoke about 'Sri Aurobindo as a philologist' at #PLF2022. Watch the full video! 18 Sep, 2022
Pondy Lit Fest:Shri Sandeep Balakrishna @dharmadispatch spoke about 'Indian Historiography at 75' at #PLF2022. Watch the full video! 16 Sep, 2022
Pondy Lit Fest:Lt. Gen. Satish Dua, the architect of the surgical strike, spoke about 'The Indian Military : From 75 to 100' at #PLF2022. Watch the full video! 15 Sep, 2022
Pondy Lit Fest:Dr. Sridhar Vembu spoke about 'Literature as experiencing another life' at the Pondy Lit Fest 2022. Watch the full video! 14 Sep, 2022
Pondy Lit Fest:Shri Aravindan Neelakandan spoke about 'Harmony of science and art in Maharshi Sri Aurobindo and Mahakavi Bharathi in the context of Tamizh Literature' at the Pondy Lit Fest 2022. Watch the full video here! 14 Sep, 2022

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