SYP supports the DSC South Asian Literature Festival

Posted on July 21, 2010 in News & Reviews

The SYP's former Chair Jon Slack, and current committee member, Bhavit Mehta, have embarked on a new project by directing UK's first ever South Asian literature festival, which will be running over 15 days from October 15th – 31st in London and across the UK.

The DSC South Asian Literature Festival will showcase a cast of well-known personalities from the worlds of literature, journalism and performing arts. The Festival, which will follow the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, has confirmed Channel 4′s longstanding broadcast journalist Jon Snow, prized writer Romesh Gunesekera, author and musician Amit Chaudhuri and from Pakistan's troubled political dynasty, Fatima Bhutto, among others to feature in the two-week programme.

The Festival will imaginatively combine South Asian literature with various other disciplines and art forms, including journalism, dance, visual art and music to explore the social, political and cultural issues that are shaping today's world.

The SYP are proud to support the Festival. Good luck Jon and Bhav!

They are building a team of volunteers to help out during the build-up to October, and over the busy Festival period. If you would like to find out more on this and other events taking place, visit