The Chandigarh Club’s alfresco ground hosted yet another day full of literary works with their amazing authors and poets on the third day of Chandigarh Literature Festival 2016, November 12th, 2016. As it is said, ‘great literature needs great criticism‘, critics like Rahul Soni, Alok Rai, Manju Jaidka, Veena Venugopal and Meena Iyer did full justice to this statement.
The movie ‘Pink‘ was first screened at the second venue and then the film’s director Anirudha Roy Chowdhury, producer Shoojit Sircar and screenplay writer Ritesh Shah were engaged in an enlightening discussion. The audience responded curiously and enthusiastically with each and every creation, be it a book or a movie.
The discussion with the author of ‘Glass Bead Curtain’, Lakshmi Kannan was an eye opener as it brought forward the fact that patriarchy is not only encouraged by males but by females in an equal manner.
Janice Pairat’s ‘Seahorse’ has been a fluid novel according to her, as it has evolved through three drafts copies and finally now emerged to be a reader’s delight. The theme of the book is that time and memory can be slippery.
Polyphony was a wonderful recitation-cum-translation of poems in six languages by their poets namely, Adrian Grima (Maltese), Yolando Castano (Galician), Brane Mozetic (Slovenian), Surjit Patar (Punjabi), Monika Kumar (Hindi) and Sampurna Chattarji (English). The amalgamation of six beautiful languages in mesmerising verses enchanted everyone with the impactful words and their deep meanings.
The event ended with a discussion that included the director of the movie ‘Khoya Khoya Chand’, Sudhir Mishra with the critic Mayank Shekhar leading to an amazing evening that it was.
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Divya Rajani is a student of BA -III(Eng Hons.) from PGGCG-11. She likes writing, making new friends, and her love for food is endless. She wants to pursue her career as a Public Relations Officer and her future plans are to explore new places and write about them.