Covering different facets of Bengali literature, a Bengali literary festival would be held in Kolkata this week.
Created in association with book publishers Patra Bharati, the Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob (ABSU) will be attended by eminent authors, renowned film directors, poets and musicians at Oxford Bookstores on Saturday.
Festival director Swagat Sengupta said the full-day festival will cover all facets of Bengali literature including its future, differences between ‘epar’ and ‘opar’ (India and Bangladesh), literary expression and writings, the impact of Bengali literature on films, etc.
Eminent authors like Shirshendu Mukherjee, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Samaresh Majumdar, Sankha Ghosh, Bani Basu, renowned film directors like Goutam Ghose, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury would be part of the festival.
Those who will attend from Bangladesh include novelist Imdadul Haq Milon.
Tribid Kumar Chattopadhyay, managing director of Patra Bharati Group of Publications said a prominent platform in the form of a literary festival, showcasing the works of eminent authors, poets and celebrities was so far missing in Kolkata, the hub of Bengali literature.
This festival, he said, would try to fill the gap.