Kolkata, Dec 4 (IBNS) DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 scheduled from Jan 24 to 28 is holding a special session dedicated to late Bengali litterateur Sunil Gangopadhyay.
The session 'Remembering Sunil Da' will be a mark of tribute to Gangopadhyay, who passed away in October.
The veteran novelist was to attend the event to be held next month.
Noted actor Sharmila Tagore will be reading out from the author's work in original Bangla as well as English translation while eminent translators and litterateurs shall pay homage to his enduring genius.
The DSC Jaipur Literature Festival will be a hotspot for dialogue and readings in South Asian literatures.
Writers from Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will converge in the lawns of Diggi Palace.
They include Fahmida Riaz, M.A. Farooqui and others from Pakistan, Sonam Dorji and Kunzang Choden from Bhutan, Ani Choying from Nepal, Anisul Hoque from Bangladesh and Ranjini Obeyesekere and Ashok Ferry from Sri Lanka.
Over 17 Indian languages including Bangla, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Magadhi, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil and Urdu will be featured in the multilingual sessions making these books and writers accessible to Indian and international audiences.
Commenting on the Indian Languages participation at this year festival, Festival Co-Director Namita Gokhale said, "Writing in the Indian languages is sparkling, vibrant, and rooted in the metaphor and idiom of our times.
"This year, the festival will emphasize readings and dialogue in over 17 Indian languages, foregrounding the joy and vitality of both tradition and contemporary interpretation."