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Wednesday, 18-July-2018

Brahmaputra literary fest

Guwahati | Guwahati will host a three day mega literary extravaganza, the first ever Brahmaputra Literary Festival, from tomorrow. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the festival tomorrow.

The festival will witnessed participation of more than 185 authors representing over 22 languages from India and abroad.

Sixteen foreign authors from ten countries, including Randy Taguchi from Japan, Carlo Pizaati and Giampaolo Simi from Italy, Francois Gautier and Nicoloi Idier from France will participate in the festival besides celebrities like Asha Parekh and Shatrughan Sinha. Among the Indian writers who would participate in the programme include Damodar Mauzo, Subhash Kashyap, Makarand Paranjpe, and Narendra Kohli.

The event will be held at six venues at the sprawling Sri Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in the capital city.

Besides the literary component, the other highlights of the festival include film screenings, live music concert, cultural programmes, activities for children, street theatre, interactive sessions etc.

Organizers said that the event would be the biggest ever literary festival to be organized in the Northeast.

“From now on, it will be an annual affair. We would like to make it more grand in future,” the organizers said.

“The event would give a platform to regional writers to interact with the who’s who in the field. It will also showcase the regional cultural heritage and literature to the rest of the world,” they added.