South Asian Literature & Art Festival 2022

Sat October 29th 2022, 12:00pm - Sun October 30th 2022, 6:30pm
Event Sponsor
Art Forum SF and Montalvo Arts Center in partnership with the Center for South Asia at Stanford University and the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95071
Admission Information

A two-day, multidisciplinary event featuring presentations and panels by more than 40 highly-acclaimed local, national, and international authors and artists covering a variety of topics.  

The South Asian Literature and Art Festival (SALA) aims to contribute to the literary and cultural life of the residents of Silicon Valley. The 2022 event focuses on a theme of “Humanity” by examining how the world tends to put people in boxes, categorizing and generalizing communities of different color, class, gender, and caste. The forums and conversations will examine and celebrate different points of view, while also recognizing that ultimately, it is a shared humanity that triumphs. 

This event will represent South Asian culture to a broad Bay Area audience, providing a platform to spark engagement between distinguished authors and the diverse audiences of Silicon Valley, many of whom may have had little opportunity to experience the talent and voices coming out of South Asia and its diaspora.


  • Jaishri Abichandani
  • Sarah Ahmed
  • Ayad Akhtar
  • Swara Bhasker
  • Jenny Bhatt
  • Vikram Chandra
  • Zuni Chopra
  • Alka Joshi
  • TM Krishna
  • Amit Majmudar
  • Annu Palakannathu Matthew
  • Ranu Mukherjee


  • Shireen and Afzal Ahmad
  • Kausar Z. Ahmed
  • Chitrita Banjerji
  • Sonia Chopra
  • Madhurshree Ghosh
  • Sorayya Khan
  • Shikha Malaviya
  • Preeti Mistry
  • Vina Patel
  • Daisy Rockwell
  • Chaitali Sen
  • Nik Sharma
  • Thenmozhi Soundararajan
  • Salil Tripathi
  • Hetal Vasavada