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Literati21 opens tomorrow with digital sessions


Sunday sessions will be at the UT Guest House

Chandigarh, (Aditi) The first day of Literati21 shall be a mix of bureaucracy to Bollywood, cuisines to humour to pathos of partition, with its online sessions which can be accessed on Chandigarh Literary Society’s social media handles on Facebook and YouTube @clschandigarh.

Lots of books have resulted during the pandemic and have given the authors a time to look into diverse aspects of life and share with the avid readers, said CLS Chairperson Dr Sumita Misra.

The Sahitya Akademic Award winner for English Literature and her novels extensively feature Jewish life, culture and cuisine in India, Esther David’s latest book, “Bene Appetit: Cuisine of Indian Jews” shall be focus of the discussion with equally prolific writer Lily Swarn.

Two brilliant bureaucrats who have received accolade for their remarkable contribution to the policy making process, and are authors of some of the best-seller non-fictions, Anil Swarup and Deepak Gupta shall be exchanging notes with former Resident Editor of Indian Express Vipin Pubby.

Vivek Atray, the former IAS officer, author and speaker would be in conversation with Rakeysh Omparkash Mehra, the brilliant Bollywood writer, director of Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Aks and Delhi-6 fame, in the session based on his book, “The Stranger in the Mirror”.

Punjab’s partition is an unforgettable episode in the life of the people in the north, and the session on Uprooted: The Aftermatch of Punjab’s Partition, shall feature Ludhiana-based psychiatrist and author of two books on partition, Anirudh Kala, and Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, author of ‘Lahore: the Partition Trilogy” shall be in conversation with Jupinderjit Singh

The day would culminate with RJ Mehak quizzing San Francisco based best-selling prolific author novelist Parinda Joshi, whose third novel ‘Made in China’ has been adapted into a feature film by Maddock Films starring Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani.

On Sunday, the Literati21 shall be having their morning sessions at the UT Guest House, Chandigarh.

Literati2021

Programme Schedule

Saturday 11 December 2021 . Digital

Facebook Live @clschandigarh YouTube Live @clschandigarh

5pm Bon Appetit: Intermeshing of Culture and Cuisine Esther David in conversation with Lily Swarn

5:30pm Civil Service or Disservice? The Road Ahead Anil Swarup and Deepak Gupta in conversation with Vipin Pubby

6:15pm The Stranger in the Mirror Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in conversation with Vivek Atray

7:00pm Uprooted: The Aftermatch of Punjab’s Partition Anirudh Kala and Manreet Sodhi Someshwar in conversation with Jupinderjit Singh

7:45pm Hillariously Yours: The Recipe for a Delightful Read

Parinda Joshi in conversation with RJ Mehak

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