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Patna Literature Festival concludes with release of two books

By February 5, 2019No Comments

Source : Times of India

PATNA: The three-day Patna Literature Festival (PLF) concluded on Sunday with great minds from the field of literature coming on single platform.



The final day was marked by several panel discussions with authors and poets from across the country discussing on varied topics, ranging from depletion of natural resources to image of migrants as portrayed by media, poetries on local dialects and works by Bihari diaspora.

The session on ‘Shayari of Mirza Ghalib’ attracted a large audience. Eminent shayars Quasim Khursheed and Sheen Kaaf Nizam discussed about the source that drove Ghalib to write ‘shayaris’.

Khursheed said, “Shayaris of Ghalib reflected a unique way of looking at life and threats attached to it. It is rare to find people who mock their own creations and Ghalib was one of them.”

Nizam, on the other hand, threw light on the fascinating imagery that Ghalib’s words used to paint for his listeners. He said, “Ghalib had mastered the art of bringing out human sorrow through his ‘shayari’ in a very subtle way which never happened before him.”

The day also saw release of two new books of Gagan Gill, who shot to fame with her travel diary ‘Awaak’, which has been rated as one of the best travelogues in Hindi. Gill’s two books – ‘Ityadi’ and ‘Deh ke Mudde Par’ – were released by Hindi authors and poets, including Rambachan Roy, Alok Dhanwa and Padma Shri recipient Usha Kiran Khan.

The panel discussion on ‘Women in Gandhi’s Satyagrah Movement’ was attended by Sumedha Verma Ojha and Sujata Prasad, who emphasized on the importance of women’s role in satyagrah movement. The students attending the session were imbibing all the facts and noted the contribution of women in the country’s freedom struggle.

Literature enthusiasts thronged Gyan Bhavan on the concluding day despite traffic restrictions due to the Congress’s ‘Jan Aakanksha’ rally.

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