Indo-European Hindi Festival London: Achievements and Directions

Date : Friday 10 November, 2023 Time: 5.00 pm India, 11.30 am UK
Venue: Pravasi Bhawan, 50, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, Mata Sundari Railway Station Colony, Mandi House, Delhi

Vatayan’s 20th Anniversary celebrations

Indo-European Hindi Festival, London
13-15 October 2023

Hindi: New Horizons, Newer Perspectives

Organised by Vatayan-UK, the Indo-European Hindi Festival in London from 13-15 October 2023 will focus on the multi-dimensional activities related to Hindi in Europe and building convergences with India. The festival is held in collaboration with the Oxford Business College, UK Hindi Samiti, Vaishvik Hindi Parivar and Indraprastha College for Women (University of Delhi), along with the support of many national and international organisations.

In the recent past, Hindi has been recognised as an international language world over. We need to felicitate the ever-growing promotion and propagation of Hindi, its literature, teaching (common core Curriculum) and translation at the European level. The problems faced by other countries are different from that of European speakers, learners and authors in Hindi. The Euro-centric focus on this Conference will celebrate the bridges built by academicians, authors and volunteers dedicated to teaching and research in Indology and Indian languages in Europe; bring them together to brainstorm, design courses and research new perspectives that will give fresh impetus and insight to Hindi language teaching. 

Discussions and deliberations will look at the possibilities of developing a minimum common Curriculum for European Universities engaged in teaching Hindi. Another highlight will be the discussion on pedagogies and use of technology particularly the assistance of Artificial Intelligence in language teaching. We wish to provide a platform to encourage translations from Indian languages to European languages and vice-versa. Films, Cinema and other forms of Art have always carried the cultural legacy while propagating language; we will also include a session for discussions on Language and Art. We will take this opportunity to take a look at the Diaspora writings, that has left a distinct mark in the literary world.

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited in Hindi or English on the themes given below. These are the thematic concerns of the conference but are not limited to the same. You can also submit an abstract which may not be directly on the given themes but related to it.

  • Europe and India: Cultural Dialogue/ Transactions
  • Diaspora Writings in Europe
  • Hindi Language Teaching in Europe: Challenges, Possibilities, and Common Core Curriculum 
  • Hindi Language and Technology: Role of Artificial Intelligence 
  • Hindi Literature and Cinema 
  • Hindi in New Media (Netflix, Podcast, News Portals etc.) 
  • Hindi Language, Literature, Art and Translation (Multi Modal Translations)

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and must include:

  • Title
  • Theme
  • Keywords (up to 10)
  • Methodology
  • Research results
  • References
  • Author(s)
  • Institutional Affiliation (if any)
  • E-mail Address

Important Dates

Last date for the registration and Submission of abstract- 31 July 2023
Tentative Date for Acceptance of abstract – 15 August 2023 


For Registration click here.
Registration amount*: 100 GBP

In case the abstract is not accepted, your registration fee will be refunded. If the abstract is accepted no refunds will be made on Registration fees.

The registration fee covers conference kit, lunch during the conference, tea/coffee/snacks etc. Participants will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation (click here to view our suggestions), food, transport etc. For visa assistance, a formal invitation will be issued once the registration formalities are completed and abstracts approved. If you need any assistance, please contact the Registration Coordinator on

Those who are attending the Conference as Delegates but not presenting papers, will also have to register. They will get a Participation Certificate. 

Bank details

The Co-Operative Bank
A/c name: Vatayan
Account No: 65719132
Sort Code: 08-92-99
IBAN: GB61CPBK08929965719132

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Festival Venue

Oxford Business College,
One, Brent side Park, Great West Rd, Brentford TW8 9DS, United Kingdom

Recommendations for stay

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Indo-European Hindi Festival – London


The Baroness Flather, DL, of Windsor and Maidenhead, House of Lords
Dr Ashok Bajpayi, Member of Parliament, India
Shri Shyam Parande, General Secretary, International Council of Co-operation

Organising Committee

Director: Dr Padmesh Gupta, Managing Director of Oxford Business College,
and Founder Member of Vatayan-UK 
Organiser: Ms Divya Mathur FRSA, Founder of Vatayan-UK
Overall Coordinator: Ms Mira Misra-Kaushik OBE, Chairman of Vatayan
Funding Coordinators: Ms Shikha Varshney, Mr Edward Crask 
Communications & IT Coordinators: Ms Antareepa Thakur Mukherjee FRSA
Ms Astha Deo, Ms Shivi Srivastava
Stay/Transportation Coordinators: Ms Titiksha Dand-Shah,
Mr Ashish Kumar Mishra
Hospitality: Dr Nikhil Kaushik, Ms Surekha Chofla, Ms Jai Varma, 
Ms Richa Jain and Ms Tithi Dani

International Coordinators

Prof Rajesh Kumar, Dr Jawahar Karnavat, Dr Shailja Saxena, 
Dr Sandhya Singh, Dr Madhu Chaturvedi, 
Dr Manoj Mokshendra, Shubham Rai Tripathi

Sponsorship (Expected)

5 thousand pounds
5 Representatives
included in publicity material
included in the announcement

3 thousand pounds
3 Representatives
included in publicity material

2 thousand pounds
2 Representatives

Media coverage

Programs organised by Vatayan

(151 programs organised during the lockdown)

  1. Vatayan International Literary Award
  2. Book launch/discussion
  3. Interview / Dialogue: Poet/Painter
  4. Memorial Lecture Series (in association with Indraprastha College)
  5. Chhand Shastra Instructional Series
  6. Youth writing
  7. Children’s literature
  8. Folklore Series (in association with Singapore Sangam)
  9. Do Desh Do Kahaniyan (in association with Writers Guild-Canada)

Some Writers Awarded by Vatayan

Vatayan’s Members

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