3-day Bengali literary festival to commence on Dec 10 – Kolkata News


Scheduled between December 10 and 12, the seventh version of the three-day literature festival can be all digital on the primary two days, and streamed Live on the Festival’s social media platforms, adopted by bodily periods at Oxford Bookstore on the third day, which will also be seen Live nearly on varied digital platforms of the Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav.

Conceptualised in 2015 at Oxford Bookstores, India’s first Bengali literary festival will discover tendencies and modifications in Bengali literature via varied discussions and debates on an unlimited array of matters — literary fiction and non-fiction to historical past, society, translations, audio books, graphic novels and poetry.

Spread over three days, the literary festival with 16 enriching dialogue periods will function a line-up of audio system from the world over, consisting of writers, poets, playwrights, journalists, cultural icons and recipients of main literary awards.

ABSU is India’s first Bangla Literary Festival created by the almost 100-12 months-previous Oxford Bookstores in 2015 that honours the wealthy literary custom of the Bangla language.

The goal of ABSU is to make Bangla literature more and more seen and accessible, construct an viewers for Bangla books and create a tradition of readership and familiarisation with Bangla language among the many youth.

An interactive platform bringing collectively voices of up to date Bangla Literature from the nationwide and worldwide stage, ABSU showcases all elements of Bangla literature and literary expression and their influence on varied artwork types.

Speaking on the event, ABSU Director & CEO Oxford Bookstores, Swagat Sengupta stated: “This is the second year that we have been successfully able to curate a festival of this stature in the online and physical format. The festival will feature special sessions paying tribute to the legendary authors Sankha Ghosh, Buddhadeb Guha and Anish Deb. It will also have 16 specially curated sessions which range from graphic novels, audio books, cosmology, journalism, cinema and of course Bangla literature”.

ABSU, Executive Trustee – Prabha Khaitan Foundation, Anindita Chatterjee stated: “This is the second year Prabha Khaitan Foundation got associated with Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav. In our endeavour to promote regional language, we have the literary initiative ‘Aakhar’ which is present in more than 10 cities in India. Through this association, we wish to promote Bengali literature on various platforms. I sincerely hope that this association will help both organisations to reach their goals. I wish ABSU all success”.

The seventh version of Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav embrace eminent personalities like Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Pabitra Sarkar, Rudraprasad Senguta, Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, Bani Basu, (*10*), Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Subodh Sarkar, Anindya Jana, Procheto Gupta, Himadrikishore Dasgupta, Saikat Mukherjee, Prasun Banerjee, Binod Ghosal, Gaurav Chakraborty, Subhankar Dey, Indrani Chakraborty, Yashodhara Roychoudhury, Dipannita Roy, Raja Bhattacharya, Debjyoti Bhattacharyya, Abhijnan Roychowdhury to identify a number of.

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