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Surya Harikrishnan

Ashoka University, India

Young India Fellow Surya has been an organiser of the Bangalore Literature Festival, India's largest community-funded literary conclave, since its inception in 2012. He is the founding curator of the Under 25 Lit Fest and was on the Advisory Board of TEDx. He recently organized 'Writing Across Borders'- a Symposium on globalizing the creative writing programme, for Ashoka University in collaboration with the University of Chicago. In 2016, he was the youngest speaker at the Times Litfest, Mumbai. He has worked on outreach campaigns for organisations like Greenpeace India and Citizens for Bengaluru. In 2014, he worked on two election campaign teams for prospective Members of Parliament. A graduate of media and communications, his work has been published in several newspapers, magazines, websites and he has contributed to a book published by Penguin India. He was the youngest participant chosen by the Times Group to be mentored by industry stalwarts.