Monday, March 22, 2010

A tribute to Delhi in Penguin's spring lit fest

Tales from the underbelly of the Indian capital told by a gamut of writers as diverse as William Dalrymple, Sam Miller, Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain brought the curtains down on the open air literature festival- Spring Fever 2010- at the India Habitat Centre Sunday night.

The festival, which began March 13, was organised to promote the culture of reading classics and contemporary Indian literature in English. It was woven around a sprawling open air library - a concept that the publishing house introduced to the capital in 2009 when it showcased its vintage collection of Western and Indian classics.

'This year we took it a level further and designed a series of evening literary events related to the library and Penguin's latest titles. The spotlight was on Indian and Puffin titles and business was good,' Hemali Sodhi, vice-president of marketing and corporate communications, Penguin, told IANS.

The concluding event was a tribute to the colourful history and cultural melting pot that the capital is.

Full report here Sify

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