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Lucknow Literature Festival to be dedicated to Atal; Imtiyaz, Aruna Roy to attend

By November 12, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

LUCKNOW: The organisers of the sixth Lucknow Literature Festival (LLF) would dedicate the event to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Set to start from November 16, the three-day festival will be attended by a host of writers, film personalities, journalists and social activists.

From hearing director Imtiyaz Ali talk about his journey in the film industry to listening to activist Aruna Roy give her two cents on the Right To Information Act, there’s a something for all. The invitees to the event also include actor-turned-politician Kamal Hasan and directors of films like Pink and Piku Anirudha Roychowdhury.

LLF 2018 festival will also introduce Lucknow residents to Punjabi, Bengali and Dakhini culture. While Roychowdhury would be speaking about the Bengali culture, Haasan would be talking about Mahatma Gandhi.

Actor Kanwaljit Singh will be discussing the Punjabi culture with other speakers.

Six exhibitions will also be organised as part of the festival, of which one would be based on the partition of India. Artefacts from the Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh Museum will also be featured during the exhibition. “It is for the first time that we will be organising a food festival during the event and visitors will get a chance to taste delicacies dished out by chef Pankaj Bhadouria. We have kept the prices of the food items affordable so as to attract students as well. This year, the festival will not only celebrate artists from Lucknow but from around the country too,” said one of the organisers of LLF 2018.


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