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Kolkata Literature Festival
People  /  Published 09.05.22

‘Nobody can tell a new story… all we can do is present an old story with fresh meanings’

We are increasingly seeing youngsters gravitate towards English literature at the expense of their mother tongue, including Bengali. Even though English is the world’s lingua franca, it does not...
By Priyam Marik

Events  /  Published 16.04.22

An afternoon with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on books, thoughts, Derrida & Mahasweta Devi

“This is why most books, especially literature, can’t make a truth claim,” she said. “Our imagination is neither rational nor irrational, and yet the way it perceives books can...
By Priyam Marik

Campus  /  Published 23.03.22

Kolkata Literature Festival discusses pandemic effect on children’s reading, schooling

Authors and Madhurima Vidyarthi, Sasthipada Chattopadhyay and Priya Narayanan, illustrator Nupur Agrawal and academics Seema Sapru and John A. Bagul were the speakers ...
By Subhadrika Sen

Events  /  Published 15.03.22

Yesterday’s bonds of freedom is today’s bondage: Rudrangshu Mukherjee

“It was present at the birth of the nation and remains as a birthmark on a nation that is 75 years old or 75 years young. Freedom was a bond, a tie that brought people together. Yesterday’...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee


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News  /  Published 13.03.22

India at the crossroads, says Sumantra Bose at Kolkata Literature Festival

India is facing “a hard struggle” to prevent its democracy from “becoming a strange hybrid of (Vladimir) Putin’s Russia and Xi Jinping’s China”, said Sumantra Bose,...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Salt Lake


News  /  Published 11.03.22

Lit fest back at Kolkata book fair

Back after a year’s break, the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair is already a big success, both in terms of footfall and sale. So on hindsight, the organisers of the Kolkata Literature Festiv...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

Events  /  Published 10.03.22

Kolkata Literature Festival returns with a power-packed lineup of speakers

Sujata Sen, director, Kolkata Literature Festival, observed: “The forced isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic made many of us turn to books and the arts for solace. It gives me immense happ...
By Priyam Marik

Lifestyle  /  Published 07.02.22

Kolkata Literary Meet’s online edition fills the lit fest's-missing soul

Aciman’s inimitable and endearing cheekiness also made appearances in this conversation as he spoke about time and ageing and the way he approached it in the novel. He reiterated his refusal to ...
By Shrestha Saha


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