India: Odisha Literature Festival to be held in Bhubaneswar on Nov 5 & 6

The fifth edition of The New Indian Express’ Odisha Literature Festival will be held at Mayfair Convention Centre in Bhubaneswar on November 5 & 6, 2016. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been an integral part of the festival from the very start and seen it grow from strength to strength, will deliver the Keynote Closing Address. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will open the festival and deliver the inaugural address. Like in the previous years, Oxford Book Store will set up a special counter at the festival and sell all the participants’ books, in addition to other exciting new releases. Entry is free, and open to all.

How relevant is our literature?

Is contemporary Odia literature in tune with contemporary Odisha? Does it reflect today’s society or has it failed to understand the social perspective of modern-day readers? These writers will discuss what Odia literature needs to do to remain meaningful and relevant. Read more