11th edition of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2023 is here; to be held from January 21-26
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | January 20, 2023 | News
Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet
The 11th edition of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in association with Victoria Memorial Hall, is all set to take place from January 21 to 26. The festival will be held on the grounds of Victoria Memorial Hall and will be inaugurated by literary critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
Many non-fiction titles from the academic world that examine writings on India as the country celebrates the 75th year of Independence, will be featured at the festival. Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay and Sankar will remember the August of 1947 alongside Semanti Ghosh and Aparajita Dasgupta. Special Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal’s ‘Revolutionaries’ and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘Independence’ also will look at the road to independence and the moments before freedom through their respective books.
The festival has always had a strong line-up of theatre, music and performing arts. The band Shakti, featuring John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Ganesh Rajagopalan and Selvaganesh will be performing at CCFC on January 24. The acclaimed Hamlet with Riddhi Sen in the title role, Sonam Kalra’s Sufi Gospel Project and a presentation of ‘India in Song, India in Word,’ which is the finale of the festival, comprise the cultural segment.
Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said, “It is our privilege to return to the City of Joy with the 11th Edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet. Our literary festivals, including those in Ranchi and Bhubaneswar, seek to inspire and entertain by offering innovative platforms that help audiences discover new ideas and re-imagine the world around them. Over the years, the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet has brought together Nobel Laureates, Booker Prize winners, renowned novelists, historians, environmentalists, musicians and more to contribute to the Meet’s global conversation. We are certain that this 2023 Edition will continue to act as a catalyst for change and inspire the changemakers of tomorrow.”
Jayanta Sengupta, Curator, Victoria Memorial Hall said, “It's a great pleasure, as always, to be gearing up for the Kolkata Literary Meet, in its 2023 edition at the Victoria Memorial this year. These conversations are our most important aides in our efforts to put our lives back on track after the ravages of Covid.”
Malavika Banerjee, Festival Director, said, “We have created what is possibly our most literature heavy literature meet! There are serious literature discussions as well as ones which mix humour, thrillers, cinema and entertainment into the mix. Food for the mind melds with real food on the plate. We are emerging from the shadow of the pandemic and all that makes reading nourishing and vital is part of the festival.”
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Many non-fiction titles from the academic world that examine writings on India as the country celebrates the 75th year of Independence, will be featured at the festival.