December 8, 2023


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Non-fiction fest founder from Mumbai plans Asian literature fiesta

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Kumaar Bagrodia says literature from the subcontinent will focus on Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and of course India: The Khaleej Times

KumarBagrodiaThere were about 60 literature festivals in India but not a single non-fiction festival and to Kumaar Bagrodia, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur who self-confessedly reads no fiction, it was an amazing thing.

“India doesn’t have the benefits of a high-level disposable income and high living like in Western Europe,” the 37-year-old explains. “We are struggling to meet basic needs. Of the 1.2 billion people in India, how many have the luxury of time or money to read fiction?”

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