Dharamsala literature festival ends : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Dharamsala, March 26

The two-day Dharamsala Literature Festival ended here today. Many local authors had the opportunity to present their views on the second day. Dolly Guleria, a famous Punjabi folk singer, mesmerized the audience with her performance at the end of the festival.

Jupinderjit Singh’s session on his book ‘The Gun of Bhagat Singh’ and IPS Officer Soumya Sambasivan’s session on his book ‘Tara The Enchantress’ sparked public interest.

Soumya Sambasivan developed the link between the Indian and Tibetan civilizations. She said the goddess Tara, on whom her book was based, was a common link between Indian and Tibetan civilizations. Audiences enjoyed his Hindi and Urdu verses.

Roshan Sharma, Head of English Department, CUHP, Gautam Vyathith, Suneela Sharma and Abhiyodita Gautam engaged in conversation with Prajya Mishra about their books.

Suneela Sharma explained her book on the Pahari accent of the English language while Abhiyodita Gautam narrated her fiction on the plight of the ousted from Bhakra Dam who were uprooted from their traditional land.

Hardeep Singh Chandpuri gave advice to students on how to write and get their literature published. Anish Joel, a writer from Dharamsala, started a conversation on the subject of spirituality.

The Kangra DC, which presided over the closing ceremony, said the festival would become an annual event. It provided an opportunity for students and other city residents to learn about writing by interacting with prominent authors, he added. —

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