Literature, cultures merge at Sahitya Akademi festival


More than 170 writers and scholars from across India have converged at the ongoing annual festival of Sahitya Akademi to deliberate over the challenges Indian languages are facing and the role of literature in society.

The week-long Annual Festival of Letters began in the capital New Delhi on Monday and this year the literary institution is also celebrating its 60 years of existence.

A three-day national seminar on “The Region and the Nation in Indian Fiction” will be inaugurated by English writer Kiran Nagarkar on March 12.

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