30th January 2021: Why Women Write

Dept of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen and IUAES

9th &10th January 2021: Chandrabhaga International Poetry Festival 2020

20th December 2020: A Tribute to Poet Mangalesh Dabral

13th December 2020: Pune International Literature Festival 2020: Calling Over Water

5th December 2020: Song of a Rebel

26th October 2020: Tribute Reading for Veronik Jussawalla

4th April 2020: Poetry Live

5th February 2020 KalaGhodaArts Festival: Hope Street Poets

2nd February2020

KalaGhodaArtsFestival2020: Oral Traditions: Why and How we Tell Stories

14th November: The Press Club, Mumbai: Culture Beat: Jugalbandi

9th November 2019: Prithvi Festival: 9pm

3rd October 2019: 7.30pm: The Saree Festival: Kitab Mahal

3rd October 2019: 100Thousand Poets for Change: Umeed e Seher

20, 21st July 2019: Bengaluru Poetry Festival

Wednesday, 8th May 2019: Against the Staggering Amnesia of our Times

Saturday, 16th March 2019: at the Women Writers Festival: Reading in Translation: Indian Novels Collective.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, Alliance Francaise: For a World without Walls –

Thursday, 7th February 2019, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. Anjali Purohit in conversation with Namita Waikar – Rhythm of Women of the Soil –

Saturday, 29th December 2018: The Cappuccino Adda: Anjali Purohit & Sophia Naz in Conversation –



8th to 11th December 2018: At the Pondicherry Poetry Festival –


10th November 2018: Prithvi Festival: reading with some very fine poets –


8th February 2018: Reading at THE HOPE STREET POETS for the KALA GHODA FESTIVAL 2018.

3rd November 2017: NGMA, Mumbai – Poetry Reading at the Sakti Burman Retrospective –


30th October 2017: In conversation with Guillermo Rodriguez and Shyam Benegal:  about the book When Mirrors are Windows – A view of A K Ramanujan’s Poetics 
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22nd April 2017: Renault Mumbai Poetry Fstival –

8th March 2017: On the occasion of International Womens Day:

Poetry with – Vinita Agrawal, Smeetha Bhoumik, Indira Chandrasekhar, Mrinalini Harchandrai, Ranjit Hoskote, Gayatri Jayaraman, Meghna Pant,  Anjali Purohit, Suneeta Rao, Barnali Ray Shukla, Jennifer Robertson, Smita Sahay, Ankita Shah, Lavanya Shanbogue-Arvind, Maya Sharma Sriram, Tanuj Solanki, Shruti Sundarraman, Annie Zaidi

8th February 2017: KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL (Literature) 5 -9.45pm.

Anjali Purohit will be reading her poetry as part of the HOPE STREET POETS for the Kala Ghoda Literature Festival at the David Sassoon Library Garden.

8th October 2016: PEN@PRITHVI – Dismantling the Master’s House: READINGS –


30th September 2016: Taj, Land’s End – Speaking about Women’s Empowerment and Poetry


 24th September 2016: Coomaraswamy Hall, Museum, AN ENCHANTED EVENING WITH SAREES, THE CITY AND POETRY…


30th March 2016, Celebrating Poetry with PEN All India Centre


4th December 2015 -Asiatic Society of Mumbai: RECORDING ERASURES-REFLECTING MEMORY – An Exploration through Words, Verse and Image.

some images and a brief report HERE

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14th November 2015 PRITHVI FESTIVAL 2015

PEN@ Prithvi: Literary Encounters – Poetry over Wine


THREE BY FOUR : NOVEMBER RAIN: At the end of this sentence, rain will begin.An evening with Ranjit Hoskote, Dion D’Souza, Pervin Saket, Sampurna Chattarji, Devashish Makhija, Smita Sahay, Mustansir Dalvi, Dominic Alapat, Rochelle D’Silva, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Anjali Purohit, and Linda Ashok.


8th AUGUST 2015: Revisiting the Lost Poets: PEN@Prithvi : In the August PEN@Prithvi literary encounter event we revisit the ‘Lost poets, the ones we forgot about’: Gopal Honnalgere, Srinivas Rayaprol, Lawrence Bantelman, Kersy Katrak, Geoffrey Hann, and Vilas Sarang – Readers: Menka Sivadasani, Anjali Purohit, Dominic Alapat, Samantak Bhadra, Trisha Kumar and Barnali Ray Shukla The session moderated by Anjali Purohit.

PAMPA LITERARY FESTIVAL (Chenganur, Kerala) – 24th to 26th July 2015 Anjali Purohit spoke on Endangered Imagination: Limits of storytelling in a polarized society on 25th July ’15 – Moderator: Pankaj Dubey Panelists : Benyamin, Mitra Venkatraj, Anjali Purohit.

PEN@Prithvi : Saturday, 9th May 2015 – Coming Home to Writing THE PEN ALL-INDIA CENTRE invites you to its PEN@Prithvi session for May 2015: Coming Home to Writing: A CONFLUENCE In our May 2015 session, a set of emerging writers from different disciplines and domains – including Anjali Purohit, Barnali Ray Shukla, Devashish Makhija, Dion D’Souza, Dominic Alapat, and Jennifer Robertson – will come together to share their journeys.




Anjali Purohit will be reading her poetry as part of the HOPE STREET POETS for the Kala Ghoda Literature Festival at the David Sassoon Library Garden on the 13th Februaru between 5 and 6.15pm… some images from this poetry session here – https://anjaliwrites.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/the-hope-street-poets-kala-ghoda-arts-festival-13th-february-15-some-images/

KALA GHODA LITERATURE FESTIVAL : 7th February 2015 Anjali Purohit will be discussing the history of reading circles and platforms for poetry at the Kala Ghoda Festival for its session THE LITERARY LIFE OF BOMBAY with Menka Shivdasani and Jane Bhandari @ the Artist’s Centre (Saturday, 7th Feb, 6.45 to 7.45pm)

VASUNDHARA: DIALECTS IN DIALOGUE – A Collaborative Experiment 29th January 2015 and 31st January 2015 This cultural intervention was an experiment where POETRY (in English and in Italian translation) was in dialogue with ART, MUSIC (Hindistani Classical and Contemporary Electronic) and Contemporary DANCE. A brief montage in this video here…


29th JANUARY 2015 and 31st JANUARY 2015: The Integral Space, Lower Parel and Somaiya Center, Fort VASUNDHARA: DIALECTS IN DIALOGUE

SUNDAY, 21st December ’14, Poetry Reading at The Hive, Bandra.


‘Bahina’s World’ – a talk on the life and work of the 19th Century Marathi poetess Bahinabai Choudhari – presented by Anjali Purohit. 8th November 2014 Bahinabai was an unlettered peasant poet from rural Maharashtra who composed some of the most moving and meaningful poetry.This presentation will give a glimpse into her life, her thought and most importantly her poetry that she wrote in in the form of ovis (verse in couplet form that is traditionally sung by women in this state as they go about their daily chores).

MUMBAI MOULTING: ERASURES AND A PALIMPSEST – Godrej India Culture Lab – Pop up Event, VIKHROLI SKIN, 14th December 2013 – A Cultural Intervention and Collaborative Experiment curated by Anjali Purohit.
HOLDING UP HALF THE SKY27th September 2013: The Mumbai Chapter of 100Thousand Poets for Change, organized by Menka Shivdasani, was a festival of Music and Poetry Reading over four days (26th to 29th Sept 2013) hosted by the popular south Mumbai bookstore Kitab Khana. The event on 27th was curated by writer and artist Anjali Purohit – Holding up Half the Sky was an evening of music and poetry themed around the lives of women.

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