A 3-day international literary festival ‘Unmesh’ is going to start in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, from June 16. Eminent author Geetanjali Shree, who has been awarded the Booker Prize for the novel ‘Tomb of Sand’, will give her views on ‘Women Writing in Indian Languages’. Gitanjali Shree will speak exclusively at this festival of manifestation at the Viceroy’s Auditorium on 18th June. In the episode of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the outline of various programs in this festival, which is going to be held jointly under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture and Sahitya Akademi.
The festival, which will be held from June 16 to 18, will begin in the main auditorium of Gaiety Theater Shimla. The first program will be on ‘Literature and Women’s Empowerment’ on June 16 at 12 noon. There will be a discussion on ‘Women Writing in Indian Languages’ on 18th June from 12:30 am to 1:30 pm. It will be chaired by eminent writer Mridula Garg. In this, there will be dialogues by Booker Awardee writers Geetanjali Shri, Jayshree Mahant and Mamang Dai. About 450 litterateurs, writers and artists from India and abroad will participate in this festival. He will recite his works in 64 languages.
Renowned lyricist Gulzar will preside over the first day
Gulzar will preside over a discussion on the topic ‘Literature and Cinema’ on June 16 from 4:50 pm to 6:00 pm. Vishal Bhardwaj’s conversation with Gulzar on June 17 will also be part of the charm.
On June 16, between 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Kiran Bedi will participate in a dialogue.
Overseas Indian litterateurs from countries like America, UK, Netherlands, Norway will communicate in Shimla
Vijay Seshadri from America, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Manjula Padmanabhan from Madagascar, Abhay K. Anju Ranjan from South Africa, Divya Mathur, Sunetra Gupta from UK, Pushpita Awasthi from Netherlands and Suresh Chandra Fee from Norway will participate in the dialogue on the topic ‘Literary Expressions of Overseas Indians’. It will be presided over by Vijay Seshadri. Similarly, many senior writers of different languages of the country will preside over different sessions for three days in the International Literature Festival going to be held in Shimla. The event will be held at Gaiety Theatre, Padmadev Commercial Complex and Padmadev Commercial Complex. On June 16, Sai Paranjpe on ‘Cinema and Literature’, Arjun Dev Charan presided over ‘The meaning and composition of poetry for me’, Anita Agnihotri of ‘Discussion on Ecological Discourse’, Harish Trivedi of ‘Indian Classics and World Literature’, Chandrashekhar Kambar of multilingual poetry recitation, Anamika of dialogues of ‘Jugalbandi Punjabi and Hindi poets’, ‘Literature of the Northeast from the land of rising sun’, Dhruv Jyoti Bora will preside over the discussion. Kapil Kapoor of ‘Importance of mother tongue’, followed by Liladhar Jagudi of multilingual poetry recitation, Kanji Patel of ‘Discussion and composition on current literary trends of tribal literature’. On the same day, Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari will preside over another multilingual poem recitation, ‘Composition text from tribal languages’ BT Lalita Nayak. Similarly, in the session of June 17, the challenges and compositions before the tribal writers were chaired by Anil Bar, Mahendra Kumar Mishra of oral epics in unrecognized languages, SL Bhairappa of literature and Indian independence movement, Madhav Kaushik of multilingual poetry recitation, Asmita writer Baldev Bhai Sharma will preside over Satpathy, media, literature and freedom movement for the meeting. Manmohan Singh will preside over multilingual poetry recitation, Subodh Sarkar, Surjit Patar will preside over multilingual poetry recitation. Raghuveer Choudhary will preside over ‘I write why I write, write’ on June 18. In this way a long program of programs has been made