Ambarnath Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 8th February, 2019: Publishers and Booksellers Guild organized city’s most awaited literary extravaganza ‘Kolkata Literature Festival’, fiesta of books, reading, stimulating talks, intellectual debates, music, and art. The 6th edition of the Kolkata Literature Festival was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee along with Noted Authors Shri Sankha Ghosh, Shri Samaresh Majumdar and Guild members Shri Prabir Kumar Majumdar, President; Shri Sudhangshu Dey, Director; Shri Tridib Chatterjee, Honorary General Secretary and from Kolkata Literature Festival Smt Sujata Sen, Director. The three day literary extravaganza is scheduled from 7th February to 9th February, 2019 at Central Park Mela Ground.
More than 65 literary moguls from across the globe descended to the city of Joy to enthrall Kolkattans. The first day of Kolkata Literature festival focused on sessions like ‘The Writers from Bharat’ Representation of History and Culture through Fictionattended by Author Ashwin Sanghi moderated by Anjum Katyal.
The second session titled ‘Have Corporates Been Tamed Down’ Changing Culture , Empathy and Control was attended by Aarti Kalshikar, Dr. Shasank Shah, Avik Chanda, Rita Bhimani moderated by Sujata Sen.
The third session was very interesting titled How Graphic Novels survive only through an exclusive Readership: Examining The Impact On Mass Markets, Limited Awards and high Prices in association with French book office attended by Thomas Cadene, Sankha Banerjee, Malik Sajad and Appupen moderated by Pinaki De.
The fourth session was very interesting “Dance Like A Man” How the Revocation of Section 377 Changed our Societyby Sudrshan, Mahesh Dattani and Sandip Roy moderated by Pinky Kenworthy.
The fifth session of Kolkata Literature Festival observed an interesting session India’s National Security Challenges: Is the Country well Equipped? Arvid Gupta moderated by Subir Bhaumik
The sixth session witnessed On winning Literary Awards by Sanjib Chattopadhyay moderated by Tridib Chatterjee.
The first day ended with a Musical Performance An Evening with Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty.
From theatre, to music, direction and the youth’s perspective – KLF is all about art, literature, drama and more. Many more gripping sessions by distinguished personalities is something to look out for at the KLF. It is the most sought after event in the literary world, promising to be a lifetime of an experience.
The keynote speakers with their timings are as follows:
12:30 PM-1.45PM Inaugural Speech
by Pranab Mukherjee, Sankha Ghosh, Samaresh Majumdar
2:00 PM-2.45PM The Writer From Bharat: Representation of History and Culture
by Ashwin Sanghi with Anjum Katyal
3:00 PM-3.45PM Have Corporates been Tamed down: Changing culture, empathy and Control
by Aarti Kelshikar, Dr. Shashank Shah, Avik Chanda and Rita Bhamani
4:00 PM-4.45PM How graphic novels survive only through an Exclusive Readership
by Thomas Cadene, Sankha Banerjee, Malik Sajad, Appupen
5:00 PM-5.45PM Dance like a Man: Revocation of Section 377
by Sudarshan, Mahesh Dattani and Sandip Roy
6:00 PM- 6.45PM India’s National Security Challenge
by Arvind Gupta with Subir Bhaumik
7:00 PM-7.45PM On winning Literary Awards
by Sanjib Chattopadhyay with Tridib Chatterjee
8:00 PM-*.45PM Musical Programme
by Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. Publicity : Candid Communication.