India: Brahmaputra Literary Festival in Feb


Assam is all set to host the Brahmaputra Literary Festival (BLF) with more than 150 authors from within and outside the country scheduled to participate in the three-day literary extravaganza beginning here from February 28.

”We have aimed to make the festival a landmark event of the country’s literary calendar, which will not only expose people to interact with famed litterateurs but also take literature of the North East to the rest of the country and the world,” National Book Trust (NBT) Director and a Sahitya Akademi winning Assamese author Dr Rita Choudhury, told PTI.

The festival will be inaugurated by Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javedkar.

The festival is being organised jointly by the NBT and Assam government and will host 60 panel discussions, host of book releases, book readings and culture festivals including screenings of films based on books, musical and dance performances. Read more

Source: Business Standard

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