India: Celebrating literature at Kolkata landmarks

Blending literature, culture, art and heritage, the six-day Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) began in Kolkata on Thursday.

It also celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of India’s first education minister, writer and scholar Maulana Abul Kalam Azad by focusing on values and literary concerns dear to his heart.

Planning Commission member Syeeda Hameed’s book Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement was released at the inauguration attended by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who traced his lineage to Azad.

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