New Delhi | Dehradun is all set to join the ever-growing list of hosts of literature festivals when it holds its first such event next week. At least 25 top authors, including Ashwin Sanghi, Nayantara Sehgal and Durjoy Dutta and leading publishers will attend the first Dehradun Literature Festival from April 22-23 which will see discussion and reading sessions, book fair and musical performances.
Besides getting to witness some of the best of literati world, visitors at the festival will also get an opportunity to relish scrumptious in-house gourmet world cuisines and interact with best-selling authors at the venue overlooking the hill town of Mussoorie.
The festival is being organised by World Integrity Center, India along with Harvard Club of India and Springhead Communications. In Dehradun, while one is close to nature and daily life is simple, one misses the opportunities to be part of intellectual, social and cultural activities of which literature events are an important aspect.
The Dehradun Literature Festival 2016 is an endeavour to enrich life in Dehradun, and to create a legacy that the children of Dehradun can inherit, says Nazia Yusuf Izuddin, founder and president of WIC India.
In the opening session, authors Ranjit Lal and Dev Lahiri will deliberate on why imagination is more powerful than knowledge. On the second day, Sahgal and Kota Neelima will talk about religion and politics. Sanghi will deliberate upon art of storytelling.