In a venture to bring back the residents of Bangalore to their roots, we here at Atta Galatta strive to host events that are unique in their nature. From book-readings in Tanglish (a fusion of Tamil and English) to art exhibits, poetry performances, dance classes, film screenings and plays there is not a single boring day when visiting here.
A book holds a thousand memories within its pages. Books that have the essence of our origin and our culture are the ones that unfailingly captivate us.
A collection of about 12,000 titles of books of various genres and languages speaks volumes of the purpose of Atta Galatta.
Bengaluru Poetry Festival
The Bengaluru Poetry Festival (BPF) conceptualized by Atta Galatta is Bangalore’s first (and only) literary event dedicated exclusively to poetry.
Held annually since 2016, it has grown into a beloved fixture in the literary and cultural calendar of the city, and now being recognized across the country.
AG-BLF Book Prize
Atta Galatta, in association with The Bangalore Literature Festival commemorates literary achievements with the Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize.
Instituted in 2015, the annual awards are presented under the categories of Fiction (In English), Non-Fiction (In English), Popular Choice and a new category of Best Illustrated Book for Adults (instituted in 2019 in association with Bodhitree) based on selection by a jury led by eminent literary personalities. The annual awards are also presented for Literary Achievement in Kannada to one author, celebrating their body of work and contribution to the language.
The Atta Galatta – Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize is probably the only major literary prize that considers translations, short-story anthologies and self-published works.