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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2012 -
HOOKED & BOOKED -- THE KIDS' LITFEST
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2012 -
HOOKED & BOOKED -- THE KIDS' LITFEST - 2
   
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival -
LAST HARVEST -- THE ART OF TAGORE
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival -
"Lab Azad Hain"
   
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival -
Ustad Shujaat Khan - Lab Azaad Hain - Part 2
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"LAB AZAAD HAIN" - Salima Hashmi
   
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LEADING CHINESE WRITER BI FEIYU
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KAVI-KATHA VIA GUJARAT
   
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TRIDHARA: CHARITRA O BHUMIKA LEKHAK, NIRDESHAK, NAYAK
 
 
   

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY
11 JANUARY 2012

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in association with Kangaroo Kids & Oxford Junior presents

HOOKED & BOOKED – THE KIDS’ LITFEST
A fun feast of book & story related activities for 3-12 year olds.
Chief Guest: Bickram Ghosh

Venue: Apeejay Lawns, 15 Park Street, Kolkata Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, Partners: Kangaroo Kids, Oxford Junior, Open Doors, Apeejay School

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in association with Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Mapin Publishing & with support from the Tagore Commemoration Grant Scheme (TCGS), Ministry of Culture, presents its inaugural event

LAST HARVEST – THE ART OF TAGORE
Vandana dance by Tanusree Shankar & her troupe.
Inauguration of exhibition of prints of Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings. Bipin Shah, publisher, Mapin will introduce The Last Harvest – The Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore, edited by art historian R. Sivakumar. The book will be launched by Sri Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. Panel discussion on ‘The Global Language of Tagore’s Painting’ with R. Sivakumar, Uma Dasgupta, Martin Kaempchen & Shanu Lahiri.

Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata Time: 5.30 pm, Partners: ICCR, Mapin, TCGS & Ministry of Culture

EVENTS ON THURSDAY
12 JANUARY 2012

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival & Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd present the launch of an Indo-Chinese literary collaboration

TAGORE & CHINA
Essays by Chinese & Indian scholars
The book launch will be followed by a panel discussion with Amiya Dev, Sourin Bhattacharya, Yin Xinan, Swapan Majumdar & Nityapriya Ghosh. The publication is the first of a series of works to come out following an agreement between Sage Publications India & Central Compilation & Translation Press, China.
Editors: Tan Chung, AmiyaDev, Wang Bangwei, Wei Liming.
Chief Guest: Dr. Barun De.
Venue: Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street, Kolkata Time: 11.00 a.m. Partner: Sage

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival &NaumanTaseer Foundation present a Centenary Tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz with a special screening of the historic film

JAGO HUA SAVERA
The Day Shall Dawn (1958)
This historic film has Story, Dialogue & Lyrics by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Starring Tripti Mitra, it has Direction by Aaejay Kardar, Cinematography by Walter Lassally & Sadhan Roy, Music by Timir Baran. The film will be introduced by Salima Hashmi, daughter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Samik Bandyopadhyay will talk on the film.
Special Guests: Mrinal Sen,Goutam Ghose, Saoli Mitra & other eminent film personalities.
Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre Auditorium, ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata Time: 2.00 pm, Partner: Nauman Taseer Foundation, Venue Partner: Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival presents a Centenary Tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz with

“LAB AZAAD HAIN”
(The Voice is Free)
An evening of Faiz’s poetry & ghazals dedicated to the memory of Jit Paul, founder, Apeejay Surrendra Group. Faiz’s daughter Salima Hashmi will make the introduction.Naseeruddin Shah will recite Faiz’s poetry in Urdu & English. Ustad Shujaat Khan will render Faiz’s ghazals. H.E. Shahid Malik, Pakistan High Commissioner, will grace the occasion as Chief Guest. In association with Anamika Kala Sangam, Kolkata Supported by Ministry of Culture
Guest of Honour: Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
Venue: Town Hall, 4 Esplanade Row (West), Kolkata Time: 6.00 pm, Partner: INTACH


EVENTS ON FRIDAY
13 JANUARY 2012

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival & HarperCollins Publishers India Ltd. present the Kolkata launch of

THE EXTRAS: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF RAVAN & EDDIE
By Kiran Nagarkar, Sahitya Akademi Award winning author
The author will be in conversation with Naresh Fernandes, author & journalist.
Chief Guest: Sujata Sen
Venue: Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street, Kolkata Time: 11.00 am, Partner: Harper Collins


Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival & The Embassy of France &Institut Francais present

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR’S SEMINAL FEMINIST TEXT THE SECOND SEX IN A MAJOR NEW TRANSLATION
Translators Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier will bein conversation with feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia, Professor of Philosophy, Dr Shefali Moitra & Dr. Kavita Panjabi of Jadavpur University.

Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre Sculpture Court, ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata Time: 4.00 pm, Partners: The Embassy of France, Institut Francais, Alliance française du Bengale & Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR

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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Roli Books & The Park present the Kolkata launch of

TAJ MAHAL FOXTROT: THE STORY OF BOMBAY’S JAZZ AGE
By Naresh Fernandes

Musician & writer Amit Chaudhuri will launch the book. The author will present an audiovisual on Indian jazz history & converse with Anjum Katyal & Amit Chaudhuri.

Venue: Roxy, The Park, 17, Park Street, Kolkata Time: 7:00 pm, Partner: Roxy


EVENTS ON SATURDAY
14 JANUARY 2012

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Penguin Books India, American Center & The Park present the Kolkata launch of

THE CONVERT: A TALE OF EXILE & EXTREMISM
By Deborah Baker
The author will be in conversation with renowned writer Mukul Kesavan.
Chief Guest: Jeffrey Reneau, Director, American Center.
Venue: Rosewood, The Park, 17 Park Street, Kolkata Time: 11.00 am, Partners: Penguin, American Center, The Park

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan& Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR present

THE COLLECTOR OF WORLDS: A NOVEL OF SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
By Ilya Trojanow, internationally renowned prize winning author.

CONFLUENCES: FORGOTTEN HISTORIES FROM EAST & WEST
By poet & art critic Ranjit Hoskote & Ilya Trojanow.
The authors will be in conversation.
Chief Guest & Moderator: Prof Hari Vasudevan
Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre Sculpture Court, ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata Time: 3.30 pm, Partners: Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan& ICCR


Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival & Priya Entertainments Pvt Ltd. present

TRIDHARA: CHARITRA O BHUMIKA
LEKHAK, NIRDESHAK, NAYAK

(The Character & the Role: Writer, Director, Actor)
A panel discussion on the character in literature from the point of view of the author who creates him, the director who interprets him, & the actor who enacts him. Featuring Sunil Gangopadhyay, Nabarun Bhattacharya, Bani Basu, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Suman Mukherjee, Ashok Vishwanathan, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Saheb Chatterjee & Paoli Dam.
Moderator: Ratna Sengupta
Venue: Star Theatre, Bidhan Sarani Maniktala, Kolkata Time: 6.30 pm, Partner: Priya Entertainments Pvt Ltd


EVENTS ON SUNDAY
15 JANUARY 2012

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival & Kindle Magazine present

KAVI-KATHA VIA GUJARAT
Poetry, dance & activism
Dancer, actress, activist Mallika Sarabhai in conversation with Parnab Mukherjee. Poet Tishani Doshi in conversation with Pritha Kejriwal. Tishani Doshi will read from hernew book Everything Starts Elsewhere.
Venue: Town Hall, 4 Esplanade Row (West), Kolkata Time: 11.00 am, Partner: Kindle Magazine

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival & Om Books International present

LEADING CHINESE WRITER BI FEIYU
Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2010 for THREE SISTERS.
The author will be in conversation with Dr. Sugata Bose.
Chinese novelist & screenwriter Bi Feiyu (b. 1964) is one of the most respected writers in China today. A journalist & a poet as well, he has been awarded the prestigious Lu Xun prize amidst several literary awards. He co-wrote the film Shanghai Triad, directed by Zhang Yimou. His first novel is the critically acclaimed Moon Opera. This is his first visit to India

Venue: Rosewood, The Park, 17 Park Street Kolkata Time: 3.30 pm, Partners: Om Books International & Apeejay Tea

PLUS A HOST OF SPINOFF ACTIVITIES:

LITERATURE WALKS
Discover a Kolkata steeped in literary connections, in the company of like minded enthusiasts.
Book your walk at explore@calcuttawalks.com or +91 9830 184 030.

OXFORD OPEN HOUSE
Special book displays & daylong activities around reading & writing at Oxford Bookstore, 15 Park Street, Kolkata.

PUBLISHER OF THE DAY
Readings & interactive sessions with authors
Venue: Oxford Bookstore Time: Saturday, 14 January, 11.00- 4.00 pm,

 

 
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