The themes of discussion would cover religion and caste in Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil novels; literatures in post-Independent India; representation of Islam or Christianity in regional literatures; and alternatives to religion in Indian literatures.
Vivek Dhareshwar, a scholar, Sristhi School of Arts, Design and Technology would deliver the keynote address and speak on Mahatma Gandhi’s Hinduism.
Rajaram Hegde, a professor, Department of History and Archaeology, Kuvempu University, would speak on the concepts of Hindusim in the literatures of Kuvempu and S.L. Byrappa. Some of the other prominent topics and speakers would include ancient Indian law and its modern relevance by T.V. Subba Rao, visiting professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; discourse of Vedic and Ithihasa-Purana themes in Malayalam literature by C.M. Neelakandhan, professor of Sanskrit Sahitya, Ernakulam, Kerala.