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5 Literary Festivals in India You Must Explore in 2018

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| Contributor Content| UPDATED: February 9, 2018, 10:15 AM IST
5 Literary Festivals in India You Must Explore in 2018 (Representative image).
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

Held in January every year, the Apeejay Kolkata Lit Fest was held from 11-15th Jan 2018, this year. This fest brings out the rich cultural and literary heritage of the City of Joy. This fest not only features writers but also facilitates workshops for prospective writers, music and dance performances and other entertaining activities. Renowned personalities like Shashi Tharoor, Ramachandra Guha, Devdutt Pattanaik and Bon Okri amongst others, have been speakers at this literary festival.


Delhi Literature Festival

Usually held in February, this festival showcases a perfect combination of the cultural diversity in the capital of India and is a development of the same on the intellect and academic front on a single stage. The festival holds various informative discussions and sessions with prominent personalities like Madhu Trehan, Vikas Swarup, Barkha Dutt, Jeet Thayil, Anuja Chauhan, etc.


Lucknow Literary Festival

Usually held in November, the Lucknow Literatary Fest is held in the state of Uttar Pradesh that has given India some of its greatest poets and authors like Amir Khusru, Meer Taqi Meer, Asad Ullah Khan Ghalib, Mir Anees, Mirza Hadi Ruswa, Abdul Halim Sharar and a lot more. The Lucknow Lit Fest tries to bring about multiplicity of languages like Hindi, Urdu, Awadhi and English on a common stage. Organized by an NGO, the Lucknow Society which aims at the conservation and promotion of the culture and heritage of Lucknow.


Times Lit Fest

Held in Mumbai every year in the month of December, this fest has emerged as one of the best in the country. The concept of this lit fest was conceived by journalists Bachi Karkaria and Namita Devidayal, this fest is a three-day long event that brings some of the best speakers and writers like Devdutt Pattanaik, Arianna Huffington, Rajdeep Sardesai, Aatish Taseer, Thomas Piketty, Anuja Chauhan, and Ruskin Bon, all at one place. The festival features the opulence of literature, cinema, and music all over the country, in addition to having captivating discussions and debates.


Khushwant Singh Literature Festival Kasauli

Held at the beautiful Kasauli Club, every year, the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival binds personalities to the likes of Dr Rakhshanda Jalil, Shobhaa De, Anupam Kher, Coomi Kapoor, Cdr Dilip Donde, Bishen Singh Bedi, Bachi Karkaria, amongst many more. The concept or theme of KS Lit Fest changes every year however it is one literature festival you must not miss coz talking about books, book writing and literature amidst beautiful ambience of Kasauli is a marvel on its own.


First Published: February 9, 2018, 10:15 AM IST
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