This is the fourth festival by CSA, in collaboration with Panjab University and MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World). This year, adds Jaidka, the festival has been clubbed with an international literature conference. The theme of the conference is “Patterns of Story Telling: Traditions, innovations, visions and revisions”. The sessions are open to the audience. Jaidka adds that the festival will bring visibility to Chandigarh as CSA’s constant effort has been to involve the public in these literary interactions.
The sessions begin on February 8 at the English auditorium at 10.15 am, with Keki N. Daruwalla, a poet and short story writer opening the festival. Daruwalla, also a former IPS officer, has written over 12 books and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984 for his poetry collection, The Keeper of the Dead. “The festival has been designed in a way that it appeals to a
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