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Fest hopping season for the lit-types: Katha Asia International Utsav, the much-awaited second round of the Neemrana literary conclave and Jaipur lit-fest...

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It's fest-hopping season for the lit-types. With at least three mega lit-fests in the coming few weeks, even B- and C-grade writers are spoilt for choice. The publishing house known for its translations, Katha, is hosting an ambitious Katha Asia International Utsav. The five-day fest (Jan 6-11) is attempting to blend activism with literature, with films and lok adalats and dancing and haikus and arts and architecture, AIDS and theatre and...a mother of all lit-activist khichdi, in short. For the writers from 22 countries, there's a book/poetry reading or two thrown in for good measure.


The much-awaited second round of the Neemrana literary conclave is finally happening. But be warned: this is going to be a "serious" affair, according to ICCR chief Pavan Varma. As if the theme wasn't daunting enough (Continents of Creation—Legacy, Identity, Assertion), we are told that this African Asian Literary Festival is being held to...

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