Dates out for Bhutan’s literature festival


The three-day literature festival, Mountain Echoes, at Thimphu will include film screening, exhibitions, musical performances, along with debates

The fifth edition of Mountain Echoes, a celebration of literature, art and culture, in Bhutanese capital Thimphu next month will include film screenings, exhibitions and a few performances, along with literary debates, the organisers said on Wednesday.
The three-day festival, May 21-23, is an initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation run by the two governments, in association with NGO Siyahi.

Bhutan’s Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk is the chief royal patron of the festival, and also one of the speakers.
Along with her, prominent names such as Advaita Kala, author of Almost Single, art curator Alka Pandey, Hindi writer Ashok Vajpeyi, writer and anthropologist Dolma C. Roder, sociologist Dipankar Gupta, academician Gavin Francis, Bhutanese author Lily Wangchuk, author-columnist-diplomat Navtej Sarna and filmmaker Tashi Gyeltshen are some of the speakers who will deliberate on variety of subjects, a statement said.

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