Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to start from Jan 14

There is a reason to smile and read more this month, as the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) is ready to kick start this month from from 14th-18th January 2015.

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2015, 23:01 PM IST

New Delhi: There is a reason to smile and read more this month, as the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) is ready to kick start this month from from 14th-18th January 2015.

The sixth edition of the literary event will have these following reasons on why should not miss it at any cost. Take a look:

1. Tribute to ‘125th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’ – a panel discussion on ‘Has India kept its Tryst with Destiny?

2. Creating and sustaining India’s Cultural Heritage – an overview of the country’s tangible and intangible heritage as a part of the bi-centenary celebrations of the Indian National Museum

3. Book launches by – Shashi Tharoor, Saad Bin Jung, David Davidar, John Elliott and more.

4. Stage rendition of Vikram Seth’s poetic parables by Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Heeba Shah and Kenny Desai.

5. A host of literary initiatives for young adults, students and debut novelists with – ReadRite, a student litfest, The Hero in Me, Blogger Contest and more

6. A session with crime writers from across the European continent and India.