This year MILAP is centered on the theme A Millennium Revisited: Tradition and Transformation.

We constantly negotiate our past, present and future – this reflects in the performance and retelling of traditional texts as well as how the experimental arts are conceived and defined in the modern world. The creative arts are spaces where it is possible for interventions to take place.

Re-imagining the arts opens possibilities of seeking representation and carving spaces for new and hitherto absent voices. The modern era marked by movement of people across borders has brought about transformations in understanding identity, community and belonging, thus influencing and informing the literary and art spaces. Born thus are new forms, even traditions, and entire movements which in turn inspire and fuel generations to come.

Comprising a series of curated events across different genres, languages and art forms, MILAP weaves together its 2018 edition:

Theatre Appreciation Workshop for registered participants curated by Akshara K V and Prasad Vanarase

Literary Meet with sessions centered around well-known writers and moderated by experts

Book Fair where one can browse through and purchase books by varied authors and publishers

Art Exhibition on the works of artist Veena Srinivas

Photography Exhibition a display of photographs by the talented students of MAHE

Cultural Evenings to explore intersections of theatre, music, dance and literature

Youth Events for students and the youth of Manipal to witness and experience the arts

Children’s Events for workshops, readings and engagement with children’s books

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