This is not just another literature festival. The three-day Raipur Sahitya Mahotsav is set to be India’s first ever literature festival dedicated to Lok Sahitya and Hindi Literature. It will be held from December 12-14 at the Muktangan cultural centre in Naya Raipur. The festival is being organised by the Government of Chattisgarh.
“I have heard so much about Jaipur and other literature festivals but all of them happen in English. We wanted to do something to celebrate the rich culture of our national language,” says Rajat Kumar, Additional Secretary to the CMO. “There’s a huge dip in interest in the field of literature in Hindi and we want to change that.”