The Millennial Story
Aambrotsave is a unique cultural festival which has touched thousands of Delhiites with its unique mission of providing patronage to the arts and letters.
For our 2018 edition, Aambrotsave is committed to reaching out to India’s millennials.
We applaud their commitment to social and cultural issues and salute their courage to explore and conserve their world.
This edition’s mission is well echoed in words of Nicholas Kristof :
“Above all, we want Millennials to realize that they can have an impact on the world and that, in the course of empowering others, they can also empower themselves”
Aambrotsave is presented by AAMBRA Foundation. The Festival was conceptualised by Ms Vinita Bakshi and co-founded by Ms Jugnu Bakshi. The AAMBRA Foundation is a Government of India registered non-profit organization, approved under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.
Vineet is one of the most celebrated young entrepreneurs and CEOs in India. Winner of several awards, including the 'Entrepreneur of the Year 2016', he has been listed among the 100 Most Influential People in India’s digital ecosystem. He is a bestselling author with three business books and three fiction novels to his credit.
Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books include Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins), Rain, Aria (A. K. Ramanujan Translation Award), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (editor), Fractals: New & Selected Poems | Translations 1980-2015 (London Magazine Editions) and EroText (Vintage: Penguin Random House). Blue Nude: Anthropocene, Ekphrasis, New Poems (Jorge Zalamea International Poetry Prize) is forthcoming in 2018. Sen’s works have been translated into over 25 languages. His words have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, Herald, Poetry Review, Literary Review, Harvard Review, Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Outlook, India Today, and broadcast on bbc, pbs, cnn ibn, ndtv, air & Doordarshan. Sen’s newer work appears in New Writing 15 (Granta), Language for a New Century (Norton), Leela: An Erotic Play of Verse and Art (Collins), Indian Love Poems (Knopf/Random House/Everyman), Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe), Initiate: Oxford New Writing (Blackwell), and Name me a Word (Yale). He is the editorial director of AARK ARTS and the editor of Atlas. Sen is the first Asian honoured to speak and read at the Nobel Laureate Festival. The Government of India awarded him the senior fellowship for “outstanding persons in the field of culture/literature.”
Yatindra Mishra is a celebrated Poet, Author and Music and Cinema Scholar. He has four collections of Hindi poetry to his credit- Yada-Kada, Ayodhya Tatha Anya Kavitayein, Dyorhi Par Aalaap and Vibhas. He has also written about the life and work of Thumri singer Girija Devi, danseuse Sonal Mansingh and Shehnai Maestro Bismillah Khan. Translation of his writings Girija, Ayodhya series of poems, Vibhas, Yaar Julahey & Meelon Se Din have been well received. He has also translated the 12th century Lingayat mystic poet Akka Mahadevi's poems titled Bhairavi. A book about hundred years of Hindi Cinema which deals with the authentic analysis of the musical journey of cinema titled 'Humsafar'. He is the editor of a cultural gazetteer of Faizabad titled 'Shahernama Faizabad'. Recipient of many awards for his literary contributions, including Bharatiya Janapitha fellowship, Raza Foundation Award, Bharat Bhushan Agarwal Smriti Puraskar, Bharteeya Bhasha Parishad Yuva Puraskar and H.K. Trivedi Smriti Yuva Patrakarita Puraskar among others. His latest book 'Lata : Sur-Gatha' won 6 awards in a year, including the prestigious 64th National Film Award-2016 for Best Writing on Cinema (Swarna Kamal), MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Award for Best Writing on Cinema, Mumbai, 2016- 17, Dwarka Prasad Agarwal Bhaskar Yuva Puraskar, Maharana Mewar Award, Shamsher Samman and Spandan Lalit Kala Samman. The book Lata : SurGatha was also felicitated by the prestigious Award for Excellence in Book Production 2017 given by the Federation of the Indian Publishers to the publisher Vani Prakashan. He is currently working on a book on eminent lyricist Gulzar Saheb. Editor of National Sangeet Natak Akademy, New Delhi's journal 'Sangana'.
Meghna Pant is an award-winning author, journalist, feminist and TEDx Speaker. Her books – ONE & A HALF WIFE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN have been published to critical acclaim. She has three forthcoming books: FEMINIST RANI (Penguin Random House), HOW TO GET PUBLISHED (Bloomsbury) and HOLY 100 (Rupa).
Dr Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, critic and literary historian. She has published over 15 books and written over 50 academic papers and essays. Her book on the lesser-known monuments of Delhi, Invisible City , continues to be a bestseller. Her recent works include: Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the Progressive Writers Movement in Urdu (OUP, 2014); a biography of Urdu feminist writer Dr Rashid Jahan A Rebel and her Cause (Women Unlimited, 2014); a translation of The Sea Lies Ahead,Intizar Husain's seminal novel on Karachi (Harper Collins, 2015) and Krishan Chandar's partition novel Ghaddar (Westland, 2017); an edited volume of critical writings on Ismat called An Uncivil Woman (Oxford University Press, 2017); and most recently a literary biography of the Urdu poet Shahryar for Harper Collins. She runs an organization called Hindustani Awaaz, devoted to the popularization of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture. Her debut collection of fiction, Release & Other Stories, was published by Harper Collins in 2011, and received critical acclaim. She was awarded the Kaifi Azmi Award for her contribution to Urdu and her translation The Sea Lies Ahead won the KLF Peace Prize awarded by the Karachi Litfest and the German Embassy, and Runners-Up and Jury's Commendation for the Muse India Translation Award 2017. She received the First Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-Hindi Translation. She writes regularly for major newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Indian Express, The Hindu as well as magazines such as Outlook, Scroll, The Wire, etc.
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