Friday, 20 November 2020

Ireland and India share common bond, said Ireland's Ambassador to India


This year in Literati 2020 international authors from five continents are participating with Ireland as the partner country.  

His Excellency Mr Brendan Ward, Ambassador of Ireland to India, in his video message to the Chandigarh Literary Society expressed happiness for Ireland joining in as country partner in Literati. 

Ireland and India shares a special bond, he said, especially the historic Irish rebellion that germinated in Punjab a century ago.   

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Chandigarh’s Lit Fest 'Literati' from 20th November

 Embassy of Ireland joins as partner 

The eighth edition of Chandigarh Lit Fest, Literati 2020, opens on Friday in its virtual avatar with noted author, intellectual, speaker, and former CEO of Procter & Gamble, Gurcharan Das, featured in the opening plenary session.

Dr Sumita Misra, chairperson of Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) said that this time again the three-days weekend Literati shall feature some of the noted authors from India and abroad, and it is a matter of great pleasure that Literati is being organised in association with HAREDA, and the Embassy of Ireland as partner with Radio Mirchi 98.3 as Happiness Partner, she added.

Some of the other prominent authors participating in Literati include Sudha Murthy, Rajdeep Sardesai, Ashish Vidyyarthi, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil, Radhakrishnan Pillai, Anuja Chauhan, Dr. Janki Santoke, Amandeep Sandhu, Sarabpreet Singh, Anuja Chandramouli, Erner Davis amongst others..

There are over 30 authors from English, Hindi and Panjabi genre  participating in the three days event which would go live on Facebook and YouTube on 20th November from 5:30pm to 9pm, informed author and speaker Vivek Atray.

Harper Collins, Pan MacMilan India Penguine, and Rupa are the Publisher Partners in Literati this year. 

 CLS had been organizing the Chandigarh Lit Fest for the last eight years and this year immediately after a lockdown in end-March, it launched CLS Conversation online featuring some of the celebrated writers like Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Bilal Siddiqi, Sanil Sachar, Dr Farah Adam Mukadam, Mukul Kumar, Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Meghna Pant, Khushwant Singh, among others.

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