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META 2020

  Greetings! The Department of English at St. Joseph’s College hosts META, an annual Festival of Literature, to promote reading and writing among young people. We are holding the 8th edition of this unique festival this year. META 2020 will be inaugurated on 4th February 2020 and will run till the 20th of February at…
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The Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay 2017–Overall Winner

Amreeka-Jaipur-Home Drishti Rakhra After assemblies every Tuesday and Thursday morning, we walked back to class in two files. Boys and girls. We were instructed to hold hands, finger-to-finger, palm-to-palm, till I was never sure whether my hand was sweating, or it was his perspiration that was clinging to my skin. After reaching the class, I…
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Magister 2017–the top 100

Magister 2017 saw 209 participants writing  from across 19 venues in India, and one in Kuwait. Given below are the consolidated rankings. We will shortly put up a ranking of everyone who took part, and a category-wise sorting as well. These individuals will hold the title of Magister in their respective categories. The overall college…
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Magister 2017 Venues

The Prof. Barbra Naidu Prize for the Personal Essay–Overall Winner 2014

Finding   Culture Arjun Shatrunjay   Hyderabad  The day    of    the    competition    drew    close,    and    preparations    were    in    full    swing.    My    father,    having    spent    two    hours    on    a    precious    Sunday    morning    had    painstakingly    translated    the    story    of    Cinderella,    so    that    a    four    year    old    me    could    recite    this    story    in    e    Hindi    recitation    competition    in    my   …
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Will be published on the 28th of November 2015.


META February, in Rome, was the month of fevers. At St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), the month is associated with another kind of fever altogether. META is an annual festival of literature, open to college students and the general public,  run by The Department of English, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore. But Meta? The Greek term…
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My (Top-Secret) Reading Addiction

In which faculty talk about their reading lives, and make possibly damaging admissions under the benign gaze of a Grand Inquisitor. Much fun, though not for the speakers.

Conversations with Young Writers

 Sunday, 2nd Feb 2013 Kannada writer  Mounesh Badiger  will read from his work at Banyan Tree. He will be in conversation with Prof. Vijeta and Vinay Kambipura