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By November 23, 2017No Comments

Source : The Pioneer

The 5th edition of the Chandigarh Lit Fest, Literati, organised by Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) will be held at the Lake Club here on  November 25-26.

CLS chairperson and festival director Sumita Misra, while talking to the mediapersons here said that the trilingual Lit Fest shall have many prominent authors participating including world-renowned Padma Bhushan awardee Ruskin Bond, who will be delivering the keynote at the inaugural session.

CLS is conferring the first Literati Lifetime Achievement Award on Ruskin Bond for his unparalleled contribution to the Indian literature, she said.

Canada is the country partner at the Literati 2017 with two prominent poets and authors  Lee Maracle and Columpa C. Bobb with  Consul General of Canada, Dr Christopher Gibbins moderating the session.

In the two days, back-to-back sessions will see authors sharing their insights on varied genres of writing vis-à-vis its social impact. The inaugural shall be followed by an hour-long session of Ruskin Bond in conversation with Sumita Misra, while the post lunch sessions would span poetry, prose, stories, and history.

For those who enjoy history, “Lost and Found: History & Culture” shall get to interact with author of “Invisible City: The Hidden Monuments”, Rakhshanda Jalil along with famous author of “Mr and Mrs Jinnah” Sheela Reddy. Archana Saini, Saurabh Sharma, Vineet Bajpai, Vandana Shukla, Neel Kamal Puri are some of the authors to be featured on the first day. Waseem Barelvi, Kunwar Bechain and other eminent poets would be presenting their latest creations at the trilingual Mushaira on the first day evening.

On the second day, besides the session with authors from Canada, there would be a session on Punjabi writing with Manmohan Singh. The Festival will also host some eminent Punjabi writers, including Sahitya Akademi Award winning playwright Atamjit Singh, and novelist Jasbir Mand.

Neel Kamal Puri shall be moderating the session on ‘The Political and The Personal’ with celebrated author and biographer Khushwant Singh and Shantanu Gupta author of “The Monk Who Became Chief Minister”-the biography of Yogi Adityanath. Apart from this, the Mumbai-based celebrity nutritionist and winner of the prestigious ‘Nutrition award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and exercise science expert, Rujuta Diwekar  would reveal her insights into uncomplicating the process of eating.

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