Valley of Words travels to Vadodara
After flagging off its successful pan-India presence at the Military History and Strategy vertical from New Delhi, the fifth edition of the Valley of Words, International Literature and Art festival, 2021 moves West.
The vibrant city of Baroda or Vadodara is all set to play host to five authors each short-listed under the Hindi fiction and Hindi non-fiction vertical sub-titled: ‘Vangmay,’ which encapsulates entire Literature on a subject.
The historical National Academy of Indian Railways our venue partner for the two-day event will come alive with marathon sessions tailored around shortlisted authors under the two categories beginning today i.e. 22nd of October and ending on the evening of 23rd of October.
Giving us insights into what to expect from the discourse Shri Lakshmi Shankar Vajpeyi, member of Board of Governor’s Valley of Words states, “We ensure a unique and soulful experience for our audience both virtual and physical. All our sessions are stitched together keeping the authors and their shortlisted books under the Hindi-Fiction and Non-fiction category in mind.”
Gaurav Krishna Bansal, Curator for the session adds, “Renowned authors from across the country will converge in Vadodara and there will be exchange of ideas, thoughts and the written-word which spins magic in their books. Live streaming through internet will make it a global festival.”
An interesting line-up of panellists in conversation with author Alka Sarogi, Mamta Kiran, Sujata Choudhary, Mamta Kalia, Vandana Raj, Neeti Singh alongside Pradeep Srivastav, Rajeev Sharma including an interesting line-up of panellists such as Dr. Sanjeev Chopra, Gaurav Krishna Bansal, Lakshmi Shankar Vajpeyi, Anjum Sharma, Nisha Chandra and Kranti Kanate will bring together stalwarts from Hindi literature onto the dais.
The first day event i.e. 22nd of October a session is being dedicated to the memory of author late Rajkumar Keswani whose contribution to Hindi literature is unparallel. A cultural evening by Kathak dancer Manisha Gulyani and Tabla artist Mohit Gangani will definitely leave our audience, both virtual and physical, spell-bound.
Interspersed with dialogues between poets, authors, historians and artists this vertical will be a bookmark in the pages of the city’s patronage to art, culture and literature.
Join us live:
Day 1: https://youtu.be/jTzG-KPNjao
(22nd October, 2021, 11:00 a.m. onwards)
Day 2: https://youtu.be/2LNDlOcxIrc
(23rd October, 2021, 10: 00 a.m. onwards)