Malabar Literature Festival

The Malabar Literature Festival is a committed and authentic endeavour to express and discuss Malabar’s rich history and cultural heritage. Both academic and popular in nature, this focused festival brings about an array of topics that are urgent and significant for the people of this place. To be held in Kozhikode from November 30, December 1, 2, 3 2023, the first of its kind, MLF celebrates the amalgamation of Malabar’s language, literature, arts, culture and cross-continental relations while featuring a diverse range of authors and scholars, including prominent figures around the globe. Exploring literature through the vantage of Malabar and expecting a footfall of literary and cultural enthusiasts, the MLF also brings together distant lands and littorals like Kayalpattinam, Lakshadweep, Sri Lanka, Gujarat, Andaman and Nicobar, Hadhramaut, Hijaz, Malay world and Africa, which have been historically associated with Malabar from time immemorial. With a conscious focus on the diverse and often unexplored life worlds of Mappila, Dalit and Adivasi subalterns, the MLF days will host discourses, deliberations, interactions, film exhibitions, documentary screenings, cultural events, book fair and heritage walks, lending a true experience of Malabar's rich legacy.