Regional Language Literature Celebrated at Tata Steel Literary meet

Ranchi: The fifth edition of Tata Steel Literary Meet came to an end in Ranchi on Sunday. The annual literary fest saw some of India’s best authors and poets, and men and women from the arts sharing their valuable insights and experiences during the two days of the fest at Audrey House with a promise to bring more stalwarts in the future.

The final day of the festival began with a discussion on the impact by European travelers on Indian literature with Jonathan Gil Harris and Gianluca Rubagotti, Counsel General of Italy. Actors Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor discussed how in recent times the format of web series is ruling the entertainment industry and the impact it
has on the big screen.

One of the most interesting sessions held was with Geetanjali Shree, the first Hindi language author to win the Booker International award for her novel Ret Samadhi. Jharkhand’s young and vibrant literary and cultural scene was represented in a session on the cinema of the region featuring Purushotam Kumar, Niranjan Kujur and Anurag Lugun.

Balaji Vittal along with Amit Sinha, Sharda Ugra and Jeet Banerjee shared with the audience various unknown facts of the local hero, MS Dhoni. Discussions were held on the books Kulbooshan Ka Naam Darj Keejiye”, and “Duniya Main Aurat” where young and stalwart Hindi authors shared the stage.

Akshaya Mukul who recently wrote a biography on iconic Hindi writer Agyeya also spoke about the legend. The two-day literature festival ended with a solo act by eminent actor Vinay Pathak. The play ‘King Lear’ is directed by actor-director Rajat Kapoor.

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