April 11, 2021

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Lit fests stimulated reading revolution in India: Literati

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About a decade ago when India witnessed its first literary fest, little would the nation have imagined the extent to which it transcended over this time – to nearly 90 such a year! Literati call these fests “stimulants of a reading revolution” in India: TOI

The “revolution”, which commenced with the Jaipur Literary Fest in 2006, arguably the ‘mother of literary fests’ in the country, soon found its way to the birth of several such literary celebrations across several Indian cities and towns, all of them presented in a localised way. Some of the other well known literary festivals include the Bangalore Literature Festival, Goa Arts and Literary Fest and the Kolkata Literary Fest, among many others. 

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