Tuesday 28 October 2014

Chandigarh Literature Festival:Starts From October 30 to November 2

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 28th October;- City will play host to the third edition of Chandigarh Literature Festival (CLF), 2014 from October 30 to November 2 at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1 here. The festival will be inaugurated on Thursday at 4 p.m. followed by a panel discussion on the completion of  "30 Years of Operation Bluestar". The panelists will include Nirupama Dutt, Rahul Singh, Ramesh Vinayak, Kiran Nagarkar, Amandeep Sandhu, and Ravi Singh. In the next three days will be book sessions, movie screenings and discussions.

 While talking about the CLF, Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Adab Foundation informed that the festival is all about celebrating books and a unique format would be adopted in the festival in which 14 individual books will be dissected, analysed and read out. Critics will present their analysis of the books and help audience members gain insight on the literary merits (or demerits) of the books. He added that the first day of the festival on Friday will start with a session on Gawah De Fanah Ho Jaan Ton Pehlan,Punjabi translation of Amandeep Sandhu's book Roll of Honour which is the story of the split loyalties of a Sikh boy in a boarding school in Punjab during the Khalistan movement and is based on the events of the year 1984: Operation Bluestar, Mrs. Gandhi's assassination and riots. The book has been shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013.


Mitul Dikshit, further informed that films such as 'Dedh Ishqiya', 'Do Dooni Chaar''Shahid' and 'Passive Euthanasia: Kahaani Karuna Ki'will be screened to depict the intersection between cinema and the literary form. These film screenings will be followed by discussions between critics and film-makers.  These would include big names like Abhishek Chaubey, Director of Dedh Isqiya with Raja Sen, Habib Faisal, Director of Do Dooni Chaar with Mayank Shekhar and Hansal Mehta, Director of Shahid with Ajay Brahmatmaj.


An added attraction would be Yog Joy: A Photographic Retrospective, an exhibition of black and white as well as colour images which showcase the genius of late Yog Joy, a former chief photographer of The Tribune. The exhibition has been curated by his son Vikram Joy, an accomplished photographer himself.


Among several prominent authors and critics who would be a part of the fest include author Aniruddha Bahal, founder and editor-in-chief of Cobrapost.com which has a track record of over 100 investigative documentaries. Kedarnath Singh, winner this year of the highest literary award, the Jnanpith Puraskar will be attending the fest as his book Srishti Par Pahra, which is among the CLF nominations to be taken up on Day 2.

No comments:

Post a Comment