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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet from Jan 11

 The third edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) will be inaugurated by legendary writers Ruskin Bond and Manoj Das here on January 11, 2018.

The list of participants at the three-day meet this year comprises some of India’s finest storytellers and chroniclers including Ruskin Bond, Manoj Das and Mark Tully. Kiran Nagarkar, Pratibha Satpathy, Prayaag Akbar, Ravi Subramanian and Barkha Dutt are some of the other stalwarts who will be speaking at the meet.

TSBLM will also feature some of the best of contemporary Odia literature, with the likes of Sahitya Akademi award winners Paramita Satpathy, Ramachandra Behera, Jatindra Nayak and Gourahari Das.

Eminent actress and filmmaker Nandita Das will showcase her upcoming biopic of legendary writer Saadat Hasan Manto at the meet.

Among the cultural presentations in this year’s event are short film matinees, featuring critically acclaimed films from the ‘Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films’ collection, a performance of ‘A Million Sitas’ by the renowned dancer Anita Ratnam, and readings from William Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal by the author himself, accompanied by vocalist Vidya Shah.

“Though we began TSBLM in 2016, the annual event has become a much-awaited part of the city’s cultural calendar. The event is not limited just to the literati but also aimed at young minds of the society,” said Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director, Corporate Communication and Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel. “At Tata Steel, we have always believed in promoting sports, art and literature as a responsible corporate citizen. We want to make TSBLM bigger and better with each passing year,” he added.

“Showcasing local languages and literature has always been one of our driving forces, and the richness of Odisha’s literary heritage makes our job easier,” said Arun Misra, Vice President, Gopalpur Projects, Tata Steel.

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