India: In Patna, a literature festival tries to revive art and culture

On a gloomy, rained out Friday, the Patna Literature Festival, now in its second year, and being held at the city museum, was the only silver lining.

Kicked off on Friday, the three-day literature festival will host more than 40 authors, cultural activists, historians, journalists and filmmakers. According to the organisers, it was in 1936 that something like a literature festival was first organised in Patna, when the city hosted a Bangla authors meet featuring noted authors Bibhuti Bhushan Bandhopadhyaya and Nirad C Chaudhari.

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