The Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM), 2017 will begin on January 25th. Over 130 celebrated writers and thinkers from various countries will converge at the event. The theme of the meet is India at 70.
The 6th edition of the festival will see the presence of Kiran Desai, Anita Desai, Gulzar, Romila Thapar, Ramchandra Guha, Sharmila Tagore, Shashi Tharoor, Javed Akhtar, Rachel Holmes, Ashwin Sanghi, Tabish Khair, Saeed Naqvi, Shami Chakraborty, Nayomi Munaweera, Shehan Karunatilake and many more. The two new elements this year include focus on youth engagement and the topic on writing of History. Another highlight is the Trans-generational writing, bringing together writers from two different generations, which will be best illustrated by mother and daughter duo of Anita and Kiran Desai, Nabaneeta Dev Sen and Nandana Sen and the father and son duo of Shashi and Kanishk Tharoor.
The sixth edition of TSKLM will also explore Shakespeare @400, a way of dwelling on the journey of the legend and the 400 years of his literally omnipresence. The five days of the literary extravaganza will be set against the backdrop of Son-et-Lumiere, Victoria Memorial Hall and Western Quadrangle, Victoria Memorial Hall. The prestigious Bengal Club and the Calcutta Club will play host to a few exhilarating sessions of TSKLM on the five days of the event.
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