City to host Literature Festival
3-DAY HARUD TO START FROM SEPT 24
New Delhi, Aug 3: As the autumn leaves change color, Kashmir will resonate with the sound of poetry, literary dialogue, debates and discussions during the “first ever National literature festival”, a three day event scheduled to start from September 24, the event organizors Wednesday said.
They said: “Harud: The Autumn Literature Festival, will provide a platform to celebrate the written word and create a forum for the rich literary tradition that exists in the region. Harud (autumn in Kashmiri) will be free to the public and will emphasize on local writings from Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh including a special focus on folk and oral traditions.”
The event, they said, will also host significant writers from across India. The final program will soon be available on the Harud website (www.harudlitfest.org).
Festival advisor and noted author Namita Gokhale said, “Harud: The Autumn Literature Festival will engage with local writing in Kashmiri, Urdu and English, to provide an open and inclusive forum for literature.”
“It will celebrate the vibrant and layered literary tradition of the region, provoke dialogue and communication and create a platform and inspiration for a new generation of readers and writers,” she added.
Sanjoy Roy, producer of the Harud Festival and MD - Teamwork Productions said, “The Harud festival will be a great addition to our existing literary and arts festivals in India. It is a privilege to be creating this program with the backdrop of Kashmir and its legacy of literature, which has a history of over 2,500 years. We strongly believe that India’s multi cultural ethos needs to resonate across the world.”
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