KORAMANGALA:The city’s art and performance spaces are expanding day by day to accommodate diverse art forms like literature, theatre, dance, music.
Atta Galatta is one among the many spaces that have emerged to give art in all their permutations a platform. Atta Galatta has been hosting a Reading Hour and a workshop woven around a unique concept, called RePublica which promises to offer you all the information you need to understand publishing.
RePublica is a series of monthly sessions with the best minds in publishing in conversation with author Nandita Bose. Nandita Bose quit her job in the HR industry to take up writing as her full time career. She has written three books, Tread Softly, The Perfume of Promise and If Walls Could Weep which detail the intricate complications women need to negotiate within marriages and beyond. Currently she involves herself in literary events and dabbles in book reviews.
She helms RePublica to answer questions like, "Is publishing a business enterprise or a cultural venture? How is Indian publishing rising to the challenges of its rapidly expanding market?”
The first event in the series happened last month where Nandita Bose had an engaging conversation with Aparna Raman. Aparna is running a small publishing house which helps bring children’s writing into limelight at a minimal cost.
This publishing house sources children’s literary work from various backgrounds and publishes them at a very low cost.
The second event took place on July 31 where Nandita was joined by author Shinnie Anthony.
Lakshmi Sankar, the founder of Atta Galatta says, “Everytime we had Reading Hour, people had questions about publishing. Publishing business is quite mysterious and hence we came up with a concept called RePublica to answer people’s queries about this complex business.”
“We have worked with Nandita Bose before. Earlier she used to do Reading Hour at Atta Galatta. Now she is heading RePublica. Nandita and I approach things in a similar way. Sometimes, you don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to make the other person understand just what exactly you want. That ease made me choose Nandita Bose without giving a second thought,” she adds.
Nandita says, “RePublica is a step forward to ensure that the writer and publisher meet and that writers know what publishers are looking for.” Watch this space for their next event.