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Listeners glued to their seats

india Updated: Feb 05, 2007 16:45 IST
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YOUNG AND budding authors from various parts of the country on Sunday gathered at Bharat Bhavan for a poetry and story reading session under the ‘Yuva’ series held at the cultural hall.

The recitation, divided into morning and evening sessions, managed to draw a good response from the literary crowd of the City, who gathered in generous numbers to listen to the creative outbursts of these prolific writers from Wardha, Bihar and Delhi etc. 

The first reading session which kicked off at 11am saw talented writers like Rakesh Mishra, Shashibushan Dwivedi, Kumar Virendra , Alpana Mishra and the very gifted Hare Prakash Upadhayay narrating their short stories and poems to garner huge applause from the audience. 

The narrative session began with Rakesh Mishra’s short story ‘Kshay and Maat’. Mishra’s satirical comment on the present political humdrum mixed with reflections on communalism and secularism was widely appreciated.

This was followed by Dwivedi’s piece called ‘Viplav’, a story set against a historical as well as mythological background while correlating it to the divine statues of Khujraho from the view point of a present time sculpture artist who finds his muse in a French tourist visiting Khujraho.

Dwivedi managed to draw a fine line between aesthetics and vulgarity while depicting the nude artistic value of the characters on canvas.

Kumar Virendra then took over the stage with some thought provoking poems like Mauaar, Manushya Idhar Thhe, Baaki Nishaan, Bayar Be Behri and Vilaap Nahi. Kumar’s poetry had an endearing rustic and human touch that instantly transcended the readers to the beautiful village environs populated by pure simpletons, untouched by deception and shrewdness.

Alpana Mishra’s ‘Betarteeb’ dwelled upon the various repercussions and dimensions of a marital disharmony between an aged couple from a middle class family, who clang to each other just because of their children while maintaining the snob value of an Indian marriage despite dissonance.

The session came to a fitting end with Hare Prakash Upadhayay’s brilliant recitation of pieces like Dukhi Dino Mein, Khiladi Dost, Burai Ke Paksh Mein  and Ghadi. The hall reverberated with repeated claps when Upadhayay read out his writings digging on stark realities of friendship, grief and notoriety experienced in day to day life.

Noted scholar and writer Govind Mishra presided over the function. Congratulating the writers for their explicit work, he emphasized that the present generation of authors needed to focus on sentimental input instead of verbosity to improve their penning. 

In the evening session rest five younger poet and writers read out their creative writings.
In this session Vishal Srivastava, Sarvendra Vikram and Geet Chaturvedi recited their poems which touched the heart of audiences.

Evening session witnessed story recitaion of scholars like Chandan Pandey and Manoj Kumar Pandey. The creative writings of these young scholars touched various contemporary issues. Some took up issues related to politics and village life while others dwelt on philosophy of human life. In total ten scholars recited their creative writings.

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