Organised by the Post Graduate Students’ Union, the first literary festival of Gauhati University is currently underway in Guwahati. The schedule includes interesting workshops, film screening, book fair and more.
Kaafiron Ki Namaaz (Hindi), Shabdo (Bengali), Laaj (Assamese) and Sringkhal (Assamese) will be screened as part of the three-day festival along with several other internationally acclaimed films.
Geeti kobita is the special theme for the festival, and many workshops, panel discussions and competitions on writing lyrics will be held. Assamese lyricists Goutam Sarma, Diganta Bharati and Devabrata Baishya will take part as the resource persons in the workshops. Singer Loknath Goswami will take part in the panel discussion.
Various publishing houses of Assam will take part in a book fair which will be held as part of the festival. A workshop on book publishing entrepreneurship is also part of the schedule.
The Assam Cultural Affairs Department will extend a helping hand by providing financial support. Gauhati University Study Circle, a progressive students’ group of the university, is also associated as co-organiser.
Source: Manash Pratim Dutta