Sangam House

Residency brief

Sangam House is the oldest writer’s residency in India. Located in Bangalore, it is housed since 2018 by The Jamun which supports various artistic events, conferences, and gatherings. Sangam House creates the opportunity for writers to build a solid network of personal and professional relationships that can deepen their own work, in effect, expanding and diversifying literature all over the world. The French writer in residence will be exposed to regional and national trends in literature through the other writers in residence, and to varied social and cultural milieu that contribute to the understanding of such ideas as identity and home.

  • Thematic focus Literature
  • Location Bangalore, (Karnataka)
  • Dates 1 November to 28 November 2023
  • Length of stay 28 days

Our Space

Bangalore, (Karnataka)

Sangam House is located at The Jamun, a spacious bungalow set in a green lane of Bangalore. It is a calm and quiet environment with easy access to the city center.

Residency conditions

  • The resident will be given a large room, or a studio. Each room has an en suite bathroom and WiFi access. The property sits across the street from a tree-lined park with shops and restaurants a five- minute walk down the road.
  • The resident will have access to the common spaces, which include a living area, a dining room, a breakfast nook, a library with a work station, and a terrace on the upper floor. There is also a garden and a covered patio. The Jamun has a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.
  • The resident’ travel costs to and from his home address will be covered by the French Institute in India.
  • The resident will be provided with three meals a day at Sangam House, with 24- hour access to tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • In addition, the resident will receive a fixed stipend of INR. 30 000 to cover other living expenses.
  • The resident should be willing to devote up to 20% of his residency time to participating in social gatherings, readings, lectures, workshops, conferences at Sangam House, and in local schools, universities, and/or other cultural activities organised by IFI, or the Alliance Française network.
  • The resident is expected to produce a short written piece about his experience, in a free format, that could be published in France or India and that will testify of his experience of the Residency.

Eligibility criteria

  • The resident must have a working knowledge of English.
  • The resident can write in any genre, except academic papers/books.
  • The resident must have one book (minimum) published by a French publishing house.