Friday, March 12, 2010

Literary festival to celebrate 'feel of spring'

Literature is the flavour of spring in the capital.

Come Saturday, the open air amphitheatre of the India Habitat Centre will play host to a flurry of literary activity woven around the week long Spring Fever 2010 - a literary festival and a showcase of modern classics by Penguin-Books India.

The highlight of the festival will be an open air library which will remain open to browsers and buyers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. till March 21. Books, including classic titles, will be sold at a discount to promote the culture of reading meaningful literature among GenNext.

While people can browse through the library during the day, the evenings will set a different mood with reading sessions and discussions.

A session on 'Mahabharata- Kal, Aaj Aur Kal' and how the epic plays out in our daily lives will be addressed by Gurcharan Das, Bibek Debroy, Namita Gokhale and Shashi Tharoor while 'Dilli Ka Shayarana Andaz', excerpts from Penguin-Yatra books and poetry of some of the capital's famous poets down the ages will be read by Ghazala Amin and Zakia Zaheer.

Full report here Sify

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